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Ravel & Bruckner

Jean-Marie Zeitouni, conductor
Benedetto Lupo, piano

MESSIAEN:  Les offrandes oubliees (Forgotten Offerings)
RAVEL:  Piano Concerto for the Left Hand
BRUCKNER:  Symphony No. 9

In this fascinating concerto written as a gift to pianist Paul Wittgenstein who lost his right arm in WWI, Ravel ingeniously wrote a one-handed piano part that sounds like it is being played by two hands and also demonstrates his love of jazz. Bruckner’s final, unfinished symphony is a richly scored, stirring question for emotional fulfillment.