Fascinating article, and one that I wish I would have seen before my Romantic Era music history seminar last summer. It is pretty amazing that Paul Wittgenstein had only his left hand, yet had composers such as (according to Groves) Strauss, Ravel, Britten, and Prokofiev. Given that he was playing with only one hand, a heavy touch was probably understandable, and during the Romantic Era a rather gawdy virtuoso and touch were almost fashionable. I had not heard of him before. Cool.