Piano Concerto for the left hand

Full title Piano Concerto in E-flat Major for the left hand / Klavierkonzert Es-Dur für die linke Hand
Date composed 1924
Details Allegro

Composition completed July 1924; commissioned by Paul Wittgenstein, who never played the work in public.
Orchestration: Solo Pf./2,2,2,2/4,2,0,0/Timp./Str.
Dedication: Herrn Paul Wittgenstein zugeeignet.
Performance duration: ca. 40 min.
Manuscript sources Holograph working score (148 p.; in ink; black morocco leather bound), with holograph dedication on title page: Herrn Paul Wittgenstein zugeeignet Konzert für Klavier (linke Hand) mit Orchester, Wien, Juli 1924 Karl Weigl (long part of the estate of Paul Wittgenstein until sold at auction on 22 May 2003 to an unidentified purchaser). See also NYPL JPG 99-3, bound manuscript [holograph?] full score (144 pages), with holograph dedication on title page: Herrn Paul Wittgenstein zugeeignet; and NYPL JPG 99-4, bound manuscript score of two-piano reduction (55 p.).
Publication details Universal Edition, 2010: U.E. 33 090, newly engraved full score and parts.
Availabiity Newly engraved full score and parts available from U.E.; original full score and two-piano reduction available from ACA and KWF.

Piano Concerto for the left hand: movement 1, Allegro
Florian Krumpock and Berlin Radio Symphonie Orchester, cond. Horia Andreescu

Performances (click icon to expand or collapse list)
24 January 2002 Vienna, ORF radio performance and broadcast, Ein Fest mit Flügeln: Florian Krumpöck and Radio-Symphonieorchester Wien, cond. Horia Andreescu.
23 March 2013 Rostock, Germany, Großes Haus des Volkstheaters Rostock, 7. Philharmonisches Konzert: Piano Concerto for the Left Hand, performed by Florian Krumpöck and the Norddeutsche Philharmonie Rostock, cond. Horia Andrescu. Also on the program: Weigl’s Violin Concerto, with David Fruehwirth and cond. Florian Krumpöck; and Mahler, Adagio from Symphony No. 10. The concert was repeated on 24 and 25 March, and the last performance was broadcast on Deutschlandradio Kultur on 26 March.