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Oh who wrote the leftmost part?
Results in tripping if you add its start
Ecoutez: a clue you'll find
Let's entangle yet unwind
On the twelfth a party too
Bread if you make me a stew

So who am I? And explain each line ...

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  • $\begingroup$ I'm predicting this will last no longer than 30 minutes $\endgroup$ – abligh Sep 21 '16 at 14:31
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    $\begingroup$ Prediction was right. $\endgroup$ – EKons Sep 21 '16 at 18:13
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The answer is

RAVEL.

I got this because

the first letter of each line gives a sequence which when read backwards becomes BOLERO, a piece of music by Maurice Ravel.

Oh who wrote the leftmost part?

As I said, look at the leftmost character of each line.

Results in tripping if you add its start

Add a T to RAVEL to get TRAVEL, which is what one does when tripping (going on trips).

Ecoutez: a clue you'll find

"Ecoutez" is French for "listen", and you can certainly listen to music. And Ravel was French.

Let's entangle yet unwind

Ravel can mean either to tangle or to untangle; it's a Conflicted Word™.

On the twelfth a party too

RAVEL = RAVE (party) + L (the twelfth letter of the alphabet).

Bread if you make me a stew

An anagram or 'stew' of RAVEL is LAVER, which can be used to make bread. (Thanks to @paolo for getting this!)

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  • $\begingroup$ You might want to try explaining each line. $\endgroup$ – abligh Sep 21 '16 at 14:37
  • $\begingroup$ Also, ecoutez is a French word meaning listen. Maurice Ravel was French. $\endgroup$ – IAmInPLS Sep 21 '16 at 14:37
  • $\begingroup$ @IAmInPLS Already added that :-) $\endgroup$ – Rand al'Thor Sep 21 '16 at 14:38
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    $\begingroup$ "Bread if you make me a stew": an anagram (or "stew") of RAVEL is LAVER, which is a kind of seaweed that can be used to make a type of bread (laver bread). $\endgroup$ – paolo Sep 21 '16 at 15:06
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    $\begingroup$ @abligh Got it! Nice one. $\endgroup$ – Rand al'Thor Sep 21 '16 at 15:32
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I am assuming the answer is:

Maurice Ravel

Because:

The first letters of the riddle backwards spell "Bolero". Boléro is a one-movement orchestral piece by the French composer Maurice Ravel.

Oh who wrote the leftmost part?

Who wrote the leftmost part - as in who wrote what is formed by the leftmost letters in the riddle - i.e. Bolero.

Results in tripping if you add its start

Not sure

Ecoutez: a clue you'll find

Ecoutez is a French word - referring to the French origin of the composer

Let's entangle yet unwind

On the twelfth a party too

Perhaps refers to the musical instruments used in the 12th part somehow?

Bread if you make me a stew

No idea.

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  • $\begingroup$ You might want to try explaining each line. $\endgroup$ – abligh Sep 21 '16 at 14:36
  • $\begingroup$ I upvoted this, but accepted @randal'thor 's answer as (s)he got all the explanations first. $\endgroup$ – abligh Sep 21 '16 at 15:38
  • $\begingroup$ "(s)he", well... rand al'thor must answer this puzzle first :) $\endgroup$ – ABcDexter Sep 21 '16 at 18:23

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