In 1929 Paul Wittgenstein, a pianist and war veteran who lost his right arm in the Great War, commissioned Maurice Ravel to write a concerto for him to perform. The result was one of Ravel’s most thrilling compositions and, for Wittgenstein, the most important of the many works he commissioned over the course of his career.
The piano reduction in our edition contains both Ravel’s and Wittgenstein’s fingering. Also included is a solo part without fingering, thereby giving pianists the opportunity to enter their own fingering after having studied those of Ravel and Wittgenstein.
• Includes source descriptions and a Critical Commentary with alternative readings (Eng)
• Informative Introduction on the work’s history and genesis (Ger/Eng/Fr)
• With facsimile pages
• Piano reduction with separate Urtext solo part enclosed