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The Full Works Concert with Catherine Bott 8pm - 10pm
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9 left-handed classical musicians
He might not be the most famous name on this list of musical left-handers, but Paul Wittgenstein is one of the most important. When he lost his right hand during the First World War, he came back more determined than ever to play the piano successfully, and commissioned several important works for the left hand alone. Among these were Ravel's incredible Piano Concerto for the Left Hand and another concerto by Prokofiev that was never performed.