Piano Music for Left Hand Alone

Paul Wittgenstein
Although there has been virtually no piano music of significance written for the right hand alone, there is a large and important repertoire of piano music written for left hand only.  There are several reasons for this: piano compositions for left hand alone may be written to help develop pianists' left hand piano technique.  Or, an injury due to an accident, carpel tunnel syndrome or tendonitis may necessitate playing with only the left hand.  The Austrian pianist Paul Wittgenstein, who lost his right arm in World War I, was the inspiration for much of the 20th century repertoire of piano music for left hand alone.  The Ravel Piano Concerto for the Left Hand was written specifically for Wittgenstein and is a staple of the repertoire today.
The Bagaduce Music Lending Library is fortunate to have an extensive collection of piano music for left hand alone, including 3 volumes of method books written by Paul Wittgenstein.  Along with the Ravel Piano Concerto for the Left Hand, there are a dozen Leopold Godowsky arrangements of Chopin piano works for the left hand. Click on the link below to see all the pieces in our collection for left hand alone.


Piano Music for Left Hand Alone