Austrian pianist Paul Wittgenstein (who later became an American citizen) lost an arm in World War I. He commissioned composers including Maurice Ravel to write pieces for the left hand alone. Bettmann/CORBIS hide caption

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The Great War At 100: Music Of Conflict And Remembrance

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American composer John Adams has written a new concerto for saxophone. Nonesuch hide caption

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The Concerto: A 400-Year-Old Recipe That Still Cooks

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Simone Dinnerstein: Tiny Desk Concert

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Estonian composer Arvo Pärt, creator of contemplative music, photographed in 1990 by influential patron Betty Freeman. Betty Freeman/ECM Records hide caption

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The Silence And Awe Of Arvo Pärt

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Iestyn Davies: Tiny Desk Concert

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