Piano Concerto for the Left Hand D major
Instrumentation: piano and orchestra
Orchestra Instrumentation: 1 Picc-Fl (auch Fl), 2 Fl, 2 Ob, 1 Engl Hr, 3 Klar, 1 Bass-Klar, 2 Fg, 1 Kontra-Fg - 4 Hr, 3 Tr, 3 Pos, 1 Tuba - Schlagwerk (1 Pauke, 1 Triangel, 1 Holzblock, 1 kleine Trommel, 1 Cymbel, 1 Tam-tam, 1 große Trommel) - Harfe - Str.
Publisher: Ernst Eulenburg & Co. GmbH
Duration: 18' 0''
Year of composition: 1929, rev. 1930
Edition: study score + CD
Series: Eulenburg Audio+Score
100 Pages - Paperback/Soft Cover
Order number: EAS 179
The one-movement concerto in D major for the left hand combines powerful monumental sounds with a slender exotic orchestration. Commissioned by the Austrian pianist Paul Wittgenstein whose right arm had to be amputated following a war injury, the one-movement piano setting seems amazingly complete all the same. The technical realisation of this piece is a real challenge for the pianist, but the work fascinates by its intensity, power, sensuality, exoticism and beauty.