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Earl Wild Official Web Site Earl Wild official web site. This site gives biographical information, a discography, information for ordering Wild's own piano transcriptions http://tmsyn.wc.ask.com/r?t=an&s=hb&uid=24312681243126812&sid=343126
Sony Classical Artist: Wild, Earl (Biography) Celebrating his 80th birthday this season, earl wild is truly the last of theRomantic In 1937, wild joined the NBC network as staff pianist as well as http://www.sonyclassical.com/artists/wild/bio.htm
Extractions: Celebrating his 80th birthday this season, Earl Wild is truly "the last of the Romantic Pianists." This eminent musician is considered internationally as one of the last on a long line of great virtuoso pianist/composers. Often heralded as, "a super virtuoso" and "one of the 20th Century's greatest pianists," Earl Wild has been a major legendary figure performing throughout the world for seven decades. Born on November 26, 1915 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the young Wild displayed extraordinary musical ability from the age of three. By the time he was six years of age, he was reading music fluently and before his twelfth birthday, he was studying with the famous teacher, Selmar Janson. Earl Wild was then placed into a programme for artistically gifted young people at Pittsburgh's Carnegie Tech (now Carnegie Mellon University). Still in his early teens, Wild began playing piano and celeste in the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Otto Klemperer and by the age of nineteen, was already a concert hall veteran and had composed many piano transcriptions as well as arrangements for chamber orchestra that were often performed on local radio stations. He was also invited to perform on the radio station KDKA in Pittsburgh (the first radio station in the United States) and made such an impression that he began working there on a regular basis. During this early period of his career, Earl Wild gave a brilliant and critically well received performance of the Liszt E Flat Piano Concerto with Dimitri Mitropoulos and the Minneapolis Symphony in Pittsburgh's Syria Mosque, without the benefit of a rehearsal!
Earl Wild At 85 By Jay Nordlinger earl wild has always been an uneven pianist, and his many recordings reflect thisinconsistency. We usually get clarity, good sense, and oodles of fingers. http://www.newcriterion.com/archive/19/jan01/WILD.htm
Extractions: by Jay Nordlinger W NBC Symphony Orchestra under Toscanini. Wild partnered the violinist Mischa Elman, who now seems as distant as Joachim. During World War II T G minor, Op. 118, which Wild played rather prosaically and unmusically. The tone was weak, the fingers sluggish. Shortly after came the Intermezzo No. 3 in C major, Op. 119, which was shockingly bad: It was rushed, unfeeling, slapped at, slopped through. Shocking. And, oh, how the sensitive pianists have loved this little gem! It was a special piece for Backhaus and Myra Hess, for example. In the Intermezzo No. 2 in E minor (also from the Op. 119) Wild was choppy, unpoetic, inaccurate. Inner voices were smothered. He concluded the set with the Rhapsody No. 2 in G Sonetto 104 del Petrarca , Wild did some things very well, including some remarkably smooth thirds. In the Concert Etude called Un sospiro , he was graceful and limpid, displaying an astonishing legato. Here was the Wild of his highest reputation. The great, sprawling piece seemed small in his hands. The inner voices came through. Everything was commandingly and movingly related. So it was in another Concert Etude
New York Chronicle By Jay Nordlinger One of them was earl wild, the grand old pianist, who played a Liszt ballade withthe expected wildean mastery. You might say, however, that Aprile Millo http://www.newcriterion.com/archive/22/jan04/jay.htm
Extractions: by Jay Nordlinger I The big Tucker winner this year was John Relyea, the Canadian bass-baritone. He is a singer I have praised repeatedly, for he has impressed in opera and oratorio alike. (I have not yet heard him in song.) I recall seeing him in Damnation of Faust Of the singers who, in fact, sang, I will mention three. The first is the Italian tenor Salvatore Licitra, famous for replacing Luciano Pavarotti in a Met Tosca at the last minute, and for the immense PR I Pagliacci CD Cecilia The New York Times I Fantaisie , which had me nervous, because I remembered a Ravel G D As in the Debussy, Robertson led the orchestra ably, but a sense of the pedestrian predominated. Electricity was missing. Toward the end of the work, the conductor did some attractive moving around on the podium, but this is no guarantee of eliciting power from the orchestra. Also Sprach Zarathustra its their L La Juive Escales The Last Romantic ). We are always having last Romantics, but they keep coming. Hough is one. So is Arcadi Volodos, the young Russian. So, in a way, is Garrick Ohlsson, the American, who, incidentally, played a fine recital in Avery Fisher Hall. His program included a Handel suite and a Haydn sonata, the former of which he play- ed exquisitely, the latter of which he played less admirably. But his second half was all Scriabin, and here he was almost ludicrously commanding. In the most difficult works, he is at ease, playing with the music like a kitten with a ball of string. B -flat sonata
Earl Wild: Schumann/Dohnanyi Piano Quintets earl wild has added bass parts to both works and performs them here with the earl wild a youthful 85 this year - remains a pianist always worth http://www.ivoryclassics.com/earwilschump.html
Extractions: Two brilliant Romantic piano quintets, universally regarded as chamber music masterpieces, are recorded here for the first time in elegantly expanded versions for piano with string orchestra. The lush sonics and gorgeous textures originally imagined by both, Schumann and Dohnányi vividly come alive in these dramatic performances recorded in March 2000 using 24-bit technology. "Here is Earl Wild, a master octogenarian virtuoso in rude pianistic health, aristocratic as ever in Schumann's effervescent Quintet, romantically responsive in Dohnányi's Brahms-inspired Op.1. Engineer Ed Thompson has been careful to maintain a workable chamber music balance, which means that Wild's warm sounding Baldwin is nicely integrated into the full string texture. Performances are spirited and unmannered, projecting tastefully augmented bass-lines and an eager enthusiasm. Recommended to all pianophiles, chamberphobes and incurable romantics." Gramophone June 2001 "In this release Earl Wild has augmented the strings and added a bass part to these great quintets. The result is a unique listening experience that packs a huge emotional punch. Wild plays both the Schumann and the Dohnanyi with breathtaking virtuosity and sumptuous poetry with strong support from the strings. This is the Schumann Piano Quintet as you have never heard it: passionate, yearning, and seething with authentic romantic fervor. This disc shows Wild at his brilliant best accompanied by absolutely gorgeous string playing. It's an astonishingly fine release."
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Extractions: "In a market increasingly infected by easy compilations and cheap crossover albums, this release serves as a welcome antidote a model for how to offer lightness of spirit without sacrificing artistic quality. The performances are vintage Wild. Earl Wild is so responsive to the idioms of each work that its sometimes hard to believe that were listening to a single pianist. The sound outclasses that on most releases being produced today."
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Extractions: Earl Wild Earl Wild is a pianist in the grand Romantic tradition. Considered by many to be the last of the great Romantic pianists, this eminent musician is known internationally as one of the last in a long line of virtuoso pianist/composers. Earl Wild has been a legendary figure, performing throughout the world for over seven decades. Born in Pittsburgh in 1915, Earl Wild has received major recognition numerous times in his long career. He was included in the Philips Records series, "The Great Pianists of the 20th Century," with a double disc devoted exclusively to piano transcriptions. He has been featured on two separate occasions in TIME magazine; the most recent being in December 2000, honoring his eighty-fifth birthday. One of only a handful of living pianists to merit an entry in "The Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians," Earl Wild is described as a pianist whose technique "is able to encompass even the most difficult virtuoso works with apparent ease."
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Extractions: Earl Wild Having mastered ever facet of this art, American pianist Earl Wild is the complete musician and ultimate virtuoso. The pianistic tradition represented by Earl Wild can be traced directly to Franz Liszt through his studies with Selmar Jansen, who studied with Liszt pupils Xavier Scharwenka and Eugen d'Albert. Further studies were with the great Dutch pianist Egon Petri, a pupil of Busoni; Paul Doguereau, the distinguished French pianist and pupil of Ravel; Madame Barere, wife of the great Russian pianist Simon Barere; and Volya Cossack, a pupil of Isidore Philipp, who studied with Saint-Saens. Although still in his teens, Mr. Wild was hired by NBC in New York to become staff pianist. During his eight years at NBC he frequently participated as a member of the NBC Symphony Orchestra under Toscanini. In 1984 Arturo Toscanini invited Earl Wild to perform Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue. This distinction made him the first American soloist and youngest artist to ever appear with the NBC Symphony a particular honor in light of Toscanini's infrequent use of soloists. The Rhapsody was a first performance for both Earl Wild and Maestro Toscanini. For an artist as prominent as Earl Wild, it is hardly surprising that he has participated in many premieres. In 1939 he was the first artist ever to give a piano recital on U.S. television. In Paris, in 1949, he was soloist in the world premiere performance of Paul Creston's Piano Concerto, later giving the American premiere of the work in Washington. In 1944 he was the pianist in the American premiere of Shostakovich's Piano Trio in E minor. With Sir Georg Solti and the Chicago Symphony in December of 1970, Mr. Wild gave the world premiere of Marvin David Levy's First Piano Concerto, a work specially written for him.
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Extractions: At John F. Kennedy's Inaugural Concert in January 1961, Earl Wild, renowned virtuoso pianist and current resident of Columbus, Ohio, presided as the featured pianist in Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue with the National Symphony in Constitution Hall. The soon-to-be legendary President was treated to a performance by a legendary pianist playing Gershwin. Rhapsody in Blue seems an appropriate choice for the inaugural concert: we remember Gershwin as an American prodigy who died too young, in the same way that we were destined to remember Kennedy. So too, Kennedy and Wild were trendsetters in technology: Kennedy was the first President to hold live, televised debates and press conferences, and Wild was the first pianist to perform live on television. In 1997, Wild was also the first pianist to stream a live performance over the internet. By the time Wild played for Kennedy in 1961, playing for Presidents was nothing new to him; to date, he has performed for six consecutive Presidents of the United States in his lifetime, beginning with Herbert Hoover. There was this horrible blizzard...." So begins Earl Wild's tale about the night he performed at President Kennedy's Inaugural Concert. When he finally arrived, his reward was a chance to talk to the President and his wife backstage for twenty minutes before the show. "I found Mrs. Kennedy to be most charming..." For more memories about this blustery, cold, snowy evening and Earl's impressions of the Kennedys