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Earl Wild
Earl Wild : 85th Birthday Tribute—20th & 21st Century Piano Sonatas
 
 
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Earl Wild, piano.
Label Ivory Classics
Format CD
Runtime/Release Date 63'08/2000
UPC 644057100520
Daedalus Item Code 37073
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The 20th-century sonatas are by Barber, Hindemith, and Stravinsky; the 21st century one is by Wild himself. This Ivory Classics disc is part of a career overview of Earl Wild, born in 1915, whose playing was already "a source of wonder" by the age of six, according to Time magazine. A concert hall veteran as a teenager, Wild joined Arturo Toscanini's NBC Symphony and performed a breakout radio broadcast of Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue with that orchestra in 1942. Two years later, he gave the first piano recital on television. From his vast repertoire, Wild made more than 100 recordings reflecting "not only lofty technical standards but a striking musical sophistication," wrote LA Times music critic Daniel Cariaga. The Chicago Tribune marveled that Wild's "polished pianism, knowing application of color and refined poetic sensibility make every piece come alive." We treasure these masterful and thoroughly enjoyable performances of the late, great American virtuoso and hope you will too.

"As you might expect, Wild's 20-minute virtuoso work is skillfully and idiomatically written for the keyboard, and highly entertaining. The first movement is energetic with a bluesy interlude; the second movement refers to the popular music of Wild's youth. The finale, a brilliant Toccata, begins to dance in a Latin rhythm, so Wild presents it as an homage to Ricky Martin."—Boston Globe

"In the Barber Sonata Earl Wild is far more lyrical and cohesive, and yields nothing in the way of virtuosity to Horowitz. It is much more impressive to hear Wild's dazzling, glistening fingerwork in the feathery Allegro vivace e leggiero than to hear Horowitz pound out the opening Allegro. In the Hindemith, Wild eschews overt brilliance, drawing the listener's attention to the architecture of the music from the inside out…. I look forward to the 100th birthday recital from this great American treasure."—Fanfare

 
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