Piano Concerto in D, for the Left Hand, by Maurice Ravel. Also Piano Concerto No 4 (For the Left Hand), Op 53, by Sergei Prokofiev.

Both were written for Paul Wittgenstein, a pianist who lost an arm (guess which one) at World War I. Wittgenstein rejected Prokofiev's concerto as too difficult. He first played Ravel's concerto at Vienna on November 27, 1931, but they disagreed on the interpretation until they settled their differences a few months later. Ravel's concerto is now considered as a masterpiece.

Paul Wittgenstein (1887-1961) was the brother of Ludwig, the philosopher. In spite of his handicap, he pursued a successful musical career in Europe and America. Several of the best composers of his time wrote for him, including:

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