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Earl Wild - The Complete RCA Album Collection 5CD

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The long and multi-faceted career of Earl Wild (1915–2010) spanned nearly a century, from his formative years in the jazz-age Roaring Twenties to becoming both the first pianist to give a recital on American television and to stream a performance over the Internet. To celebrate Wild’s 2015 centenary year, Sony Classical releases the legendary pianist’s complete albums for RCA Victor and Columbia Masterworks in a 5-CD set. In the 1930s Wild left his native Pittsburgh to immerse himself in New York’s vibrant freelance music scene, where he studied with the great Busoni pupil Egon Petri. Wild joined the NBC network as a staff pianist, and participated in a highly acclaimed broadcast of the Rhapsody in Blue under Arturo Toscanini’s baton. Although his repertoire embraced the piano’s entire history, Wild gained principal renown as an authentic master and ardent advocate of the Romantic style. He helped bring virtuoso transcriptions back into favor, and made many of his own ingenuous contributions to the genre. He continued to concertize, record and teach up until his early nineties. Earl Wild – The Complete RCA Album Collection contains five CDs in a clamshell box with booklet. The contents and sleeves replicate each album’s original LP releases, and, to ensure discographical completeness, include three rare bonus selections new to CD. Two discs contain Wild’s standard-setting Gershwin interpretations, while another offers ebullient readings of Liszt’s First Concerto and Hungarian Fantasy. Wild’s passion for uncovering forgotten yet worthy Romantic fare resulted in the first stereo-era recordings of Scharwenka’s First Concerto plus Paderewski’s A minor Concerto and Fantaisie polonaise.




Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue

Gershwin: An American in Paris



Gershwin: Piano Concerto in F

Gershwin: Variations on "I Got Rhythm"

Gershwin: Cuban Overture



Scharwenka: Piano Concerto No. 1 In B-Flat Minor, Op. 32

Glinka-Balakireff: Reminiscences Of Glinka's Opera "A Life For The Tsar" (Fantasy For Piano)

Medtner: Improvisation, Op. 31, No. 1

D'Albert: Scherzo, Op. 16, No. 2



Paderewski: Piano Concerto in A minor, op. 17

Paderewski: Fantaisie polonaise sur des themes originaux, op. 19


CD5 (Compilation)

Liszt: Piano Concerto No. 1 in E Flat Major, S. 124

Liszt: Hungarian Fantasy for Piano and Orchestra

Mozart: Piano Concerto No.21 in C, K467 - II. Andante

Steiner: Four Wives: Symphonie Moderne

Handel: Sonata for Oboe and Piano No . 8 in G Minor (1947)

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