List of works for piano left-hand and orchestra

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Paul Wittgenstein at the piano

This is a list of concertos and concertante works for piano left-hand and orchestra.

The very first such composition was published as late as 1895, by the Hungarian Count Géza Zichy.[1] The best known left-hand concerto is the Piano Concerto for the Left Hand in D by Maurice Ravel, which was written for Paul Wittgenstein between 1929 and 1930. Wittgenstein commissioned a number of such works around that time, as did Otakar Hollmann. More recently, Gary Graffman has commissioned a number of left-hand concertos.

Chronological list of works for piano left-hand and orchestra[edit]

  • Igor Ivanek – Concerto for piano left hand alone and orchestra: Igni Natura Renovatur Integra (All of Nature is Restored by Fire
  • Luis Prado – Piano Concerto for the left hand (Concierto de piano para la mano izquierda, written for Gary Graffman, 2001 and premiered by him in 2002)

Alphabetical listing (by composer's surname)[edit]

By the composer's last name:

Works for the right hand only[edit]

Works for piano right-hand only also exist, but there are far fewer of them than for left-hand only.

Concertante works involving piano right-hand include:

  • Arthur Bliss – Concerto for Two Pianos (3 Hands) and Orchestra, Op. 17 (1968; originally for tenor, piano, strings and percussion; then arranged for 2 pianos and orchestra for Phyllis Sellick and Cyril Smith; then arranged by Bliss and Clifford Phillips for 2 pianos 3 hands and orchestra)[1]
  • Malcolm Arnold – Concerto for Two Pianos Three Hands and Orchestra (also known as Concerto for Phyllis and Cyril), 1969. One pianist plays with both hands, the other with the right hand only.
  • Gordon Jacob – Concerto for Three Hands on One Piano, 1969 (written for Sellick and Smith).[1]