On 08/08/03, Russell W. Miller wrote:
> Mike, thanks for sharing this. I can't speak to the medical issues,
> but there is newsreel footage of Ravel conducting the first French
> performance of the "left-hand" piano concerto, with Paul Wittgenstein
> as soloist, early in 1933. So his conducting in 1930 is not ruled out.
I believe Ravel also conducted the first concert performance of Bolero,
in 1930. Presumably the recording was made soon after that.
Regarding the Left Hand concerto, the BBC recently broadcast a
performance with Wittgenstein playing and Bruno Walter conducting.
Interesting to hear.
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