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Blumenfeld, study for left hand op.36

Works for the left hand occupy a place of honor in piano literature, and many composers have been exposed to the genre. In contrast to the divide where the left hand merely accompanies the right hand, which has the singing, these works restore it by allowing it to express its full melodic potential, and often have nothing to envy the works for both hands. Felix Blumenfeld (1863 – 1931), pianist, composer, teacher and conductor of Austrian and Polish origin, teacher of Vladimir Horowitz, uncle of Heinrich Neuhaus and cousin of Karol Szymanowski, wrote this magnificent study for the left hand, dedicated to Leopold Godowski, also a master in the art of the left hand. The work, lyrical and brilliant, was composed in 1905, 13 years before his illness which paralyzed his right arm.

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