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Earl Wild: The Complete Transcriptions and Original Piano Works, Vol. 1 / Giovanni Doria Miglietta

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Release Date: 06/24/2014 
Label:  Piano Classics   Catalog #: 69   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Earl WildAlessandro MarcelloGabriel Fauré
Performer:  Giovanni Doria Miglietta
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Earl Wild (1915 2010) was without doubt one of the greatest pianists of the 20th century. His immense repertoire, his staggering virtuosity, his warmth and his charm deserve him the epithet legendary. Wild was a great improviser as well, and he frequently played his own fantasies in his concerts. Fortunately he wrote these wonderful pieces down, and his creative legacy contains a wealth of transcriptions, fantasies and paraphrases, as well as original piano works. This release is the first of a complete recording of these works. It contains his brilliant “Virtuoso Studies” on songs by Gershwin, an intimate transcription of the adagio from Marcello’s Oboe Concerto, the tongue-in-cheek rendering of a Bach Chorale in the style of Poulenc, the Read more Larghetto from Chopin’s 2nd Piano Concerto, and Wild’s own Piano Sonata. Fun, glitter, contemplation and passion: it’s all here in the wonderful playing of young Italian pianist Giovanni Doria Miglietta! - Piano Classics Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Improvisation on Fauré's "Aprés un rêve" by Earl Wild
Performer:  Giovanni Doria Miglietta (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
2.
Concerto for Oboe in D minor: 2nd movement, Adagio by Alessandro Marcello
Performer:  Giovanni Doria Miglietta (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1717; Italy 
Notes: Arranged for piano by Earl Wild. 
3.
Virtuoso Etudes (7) after Gershwin by Earl Wild
Performer:  Giovanni Doria Miglietta (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1950/1976; USA 
4.
Theme and Variation on Gershwin's "Someone to Watch Over Me" by Earl Wild
Performer:  Giovanni Doria Miglietta (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1989; USA 
5.
Sonata for Piano by Earl Wild
Performer:  Giovanni Doria Miglietta (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 2000; USA 
6.
Hommage à Poulenc by Earl Wild
Performer:  Giovanni Doria Miglietta (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
7.
Larghetto from the Piano Concerto No. 2 after Chopin by Earl Wild
Performer:  Giovanni Doria Miglietta (Piano)

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