Ravel Concerto - Paul Wittgenstein (1887-1961) Austrian...

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Unformatted text preview: Paul Wittgenstein (1887-1961) Austrian born Made debut as a pianist in 1813 WWI, called to serve as a junior officer. Injury results in amputation of right hand After two years in a Russian prisoner of war camp returns to Vienna and begins practicing piano again Commissioned works from some of the best-known contemporary composers including Richard Strauss, Prokofiev, Britten, and Ravel European performing career during 1920s and 1930s Moved to New York 1938; 1946 gained American citizenship Published piano music for the left hand Taught piano (always for free) Maurice Ravel (1875-1937) Parisian upbringing Studied with Faur; early fame with works like Jeux deau and his String Quartet Unconventional style; often paired in contemporary criticism (as well as today) with Claude Debussy Ravel typically thought of as Frances leading composer after Debussys death in 1918...
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This note was uploaded on 06/24/2010 for the course MUSIC 128 taught by Professor Bithell,d during the Fall '08 term at University of California, Berkeley.

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