On This Day (January 5)…Piano Concerto for the Left Hand Premieres

Maurice Ravel's Piano Concerto For the Left Hand in D Major premiered on this day in 1932 in Vienna. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KJTUUKAdZDU Ravel wrote this concerto on commission for Paul Wittgenstein, a noted Viennese concert pianist who debuted in 1913 on the eve of World War I. While fighting in the war in 1914, he lost his … Continue reading On This Day (January 5)…Piano Concerto for the Left Hand Premieres

On This Day (December 28)…Rest in Peace, Maurice Ravel

The composer Maurice Ravel died on this day in 1937 due to complications from a head injury he’d previously received. He was sixty-two years old. Maurice Ravel. Retrieved from here. As a composer, he is best remembered for the simple but catchy Bolero, intended as a ballet set in the industrial era. As an arranger, … Continue reading On This Day (December 28)…Rest in Peace, Maurice Ravel