I've been trying to learn Ravel's Miroirs, a suite of pieces for the piano. I've started working on the third piece in the set, "Une barque sur l'ocean" (A boat on the ocean). It's absolutely beautiful, but very difficult. Now, the technically difficult bits I can handle, though it will take some suffering and a lot of work - but to add insult to injury (literally - there's a painful glissando over black keys and an awkward figure in the right hand that threatens to give me tendinitis), Ravel actually writes in a note that doesn't exist on the piano! (The G# below the lowest A.) What is he, crazy?