Earl Wild

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Earl Wild (November 26, 1915 – January 23, 2010) was an American pianist, renowned as a leading virtuoso of his generation. Harold C. Schonberg called him a "super-virtuoso in the Horowitz class". He was well known for his transcriptions of classical music and jazz, and he was also a composer.

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1978 Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No. 4 / Saint‐Saëns: Piano Concerto No. 2 Rachmaninoff, Saint‐Saëns; Earl Wild 1
1987 Piano Concertos Nos. 1-4 / Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini Rachmaninoff; Earl Wild, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Jascha Horenstein 2
1994 Rhapsody in Blue & Other Orchestral Works Gershwin; Earl Wild, Boston Pops Orchestra, Arthur Fiedler 1 4
1999 Great Pianists of the 20th Century, Volume 98: Earl Wild Earl Wild 1
2000 Schumann: Piano Quintet, op. 44 / Dohnányi: Piano Quintet no. 1, op. 1 Schumann, Dohnányi; Earl Wild, American String Orchestra, Isaiah Jackson 1
2010 The Piano Music of Earl Wild Earl Wild; Xiayin Wang 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1977 Grieg: Piano Concerto in A minor / Liszt: Piano Concerto No. 1 Grieg, Liszt; Earl Wild, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra 1
1990 Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto no. 2 / Isle of the Dead / Schubert-Tausig: Marche Militaire / Weber-Tausig: Invitation to the Dance Rachmaninoff, Schubert, Weber, Tausig; Earl Wild, Jascha Horenstein, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1991 Rhapsody in Blue (NBC Symphony Orchestra / An American in Paris / Concerto in Fa magg. per piano e orchestra George Gershwin; Arturo Toscanini, Earl Wild, Oscar Levant 1

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