When Maurice Ravel lost faith in Wittgensteinmain
The wealthy one-armed pianist Paul Wittgenstein commissioned left-hand concertos from numerous composers, among them Prokofiev, Strauss, Schmidt and Britten. The most successful was by Maurice Ravel but the composer (below) was reported to be dissatisfied with the performance.
Listen to this 1937 recording and you can see why.
Especially at 1:40 –>; 2:55 – 3:10; 11:10 –> 11:30