Performance Today®

with host Fred Child

: Performance Today for Tuesday, April 16, 2013

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Maurice Ravel

Pianist Paul Wittgenstein lost his right arm during World War I, but he was determined to continue his career in music. Wittgenstein developed new playing techniques, arranged pieces for left hand alone and eventually began to give public concerts. Then he asked composer Maurice Ravel to write a piano concerto for left hand only. On Tuesday's Performance Today we'll go to a concert in Germany to hear it played by pianist Kirill Gerstein and the North German Radio Symphony.