Maurice Ravel's Piano Concerto in G was composed between 1929-31. The concertois heavily influenced by jazz, which Ravel had encountered on a concert tour of the United States and at the time was highly popular in Paris as well as the United States, where Ravel was touring. After his well-received tour, he wanted to give the first public performance of this new work himself. However, health issues precluded this possibility, with his preparatory practice of Liszt's and Chopin's etudes leading to fatigue. He then planned a premiere for March 9, 1931, in Amsterdam, but these plans also were canceled due to his work on the Concerto for the Left Hand, his many public appearances, and his performances of his other works.