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Earl Wild - The Romantic Master


Release Date: 11/14/1995 
Label:  Sony   Catalog #: 62036   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Camille Saint-SaënsGeorge Frideric HandelFrédéric ChopinSergei Rachmaninov,   ... 
Performer:  Earl Wild
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 7 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

This CD won the 1997 Grammy Award for "Best Instrumental Soloist Performance (without Orchestra)". This CD won the 1997 Grammy Award for "Best Instrumental Soloist Performance (without Orchestra)". Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Le rouet d'Omphale, Op. 31 by Camille Saint-Saëns
Performer:  Earl Wild (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1872; France 
Date of Recording: 05/1995 
Venue:  Fernleaf Abbey, Columbus, Ohio 
Length: 8 Minutes 12 Secs. 
Notes: Transcribed: Earl Wild 
2.
Suite for Harpsichord in E major, HWV 430: no 4, Air and Variations "The Harmonious Blacksmith" by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Earl Wild (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1720; London, England 
Date of Recording: 05/1995 
Venue:  Fernleaf Abbey, Columbus, Ohio 
Length: 4 Minutes 26 Secs. 
Notes: Transcribed: Earl Wild 
3.
Concerto for Piano no 2 in F minor, B 43/Op. 21: 2nd movement, Larghetto by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Earl Wild (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1829-1830; Poland 
Date of Recording: 05/1995 
Venue:  Fernleaf Abbey, Columbus, Ohio 
Length: 9 Minutes 17 Secs. 
Notes: Transcribed: Earl Wild 
4.
Songs (12), Op. 14: no 5, These summer nights by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Earl Wild (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1896; Russia 
Date of Recording: 05/1995 
Venue:  Fernleaf Abbey, Columbus, Ohio 
Length: 3 Minutes 26 Secs. 
Notes: Transcribed: Earl Wild 
5.
Concert Paraphrase on Tchaikovsky's "Sleeping Beauty" by Paul Pabst
Performer:  Earl Wild (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 19th Century; Russia 
Date of Recording: 05/1995 
Venue:  Fernleaf Abbey, Columbus, Ohio 
Length: 6 Minutes 58 Secs. 
6.
Improvisation on Fauré's "Aprés un rêve" by Earl Wild
Performer:  Earl Wild (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
Date of Recording: 05/1995 
Venue:  Fernleaf Abbey, Columbus, Ohio 
Length: 2 Minutes 40 Secs. 
7.
Hommage à Poulenc by Earl Wild
Performer:  Earl Wild (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
Date of Recording: 05/1995 
Venue:  Fernleaf Abbey, Columbus, Ohio 
Length: 4 Minutes 23 Secs. 
8.
Don Giovanni, K 527: Deh vieni alla finestra [Serenade] by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Earl Wild (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1787; Prague, Czech Republ 
Date of Recording: 05/1995 
Venue:  Fernleaf Abbey, Columbus, Ohio 
Length: 2 Minutes 42 Secs. 
Notes: Transcribed: Wilhelm Backhaus 
9.
Reminiscences of "Snow White" by Earl Wild
Performer:  Earl Wild (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
Date of Recording: 05/1995 
Venue:  Fernleaf Abbey, Columbus, Ohio 
Length: 7 Minutes 49 Secs. 
Notes: This work is a medley that incorporates songs from Frank Churchill's filmscore for the movie 'Snow White', including "Whistle While You Work", "I'm Wishing", "One Song", "Heigh-Ho", and "Some Day My Prince Will Come". 
10.
Songs (6), Op. 38: no 3, Amid the din of the ball by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer:  Earl Wild (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1878; Russia 
Date of Recording: 05/1995 
Venue:  Fernleaf Abbey, Columbus, Ohio 
Length: 3 Minutes 0 Secs. 
Notes: Transcribed: Earl Wild 
11.
Swan Lake, Op. 20: no 27, Act 4 - Danse des petits cygnes by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer:  Earl Wild (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1875-1876; Russia 
Date of Recording: 05/1995 
Venue:  Fernleaf Abbey, Columbus, Ohio 
Length: 1 Minutes 40 Secs. 
Notes: Transcribed: Earl Wild 
12.
Nouvelles soirées (5) de Vienne: no 2, Man lebt num einmal by Carl Tausig
Performer:  Earl Wild (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 19th Century 
Date of Recording: 05/1995 
Venue:  Fernleaf Abbey, Columbus, Ohio 
Length: 7 Minutes 22 Secs. 
13.
Liebesleid by Fritz Kreisler
Performer:  Earl Wild (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Austria 
Date of Recording: 05/1995 
Venue:  Fernleaf Abbey, Columbus, Ohio 
Length: 4 Minutes 40 Secs. 
Notes: Transcribed: Sergei Rachmaninov 

Sound Samples

Le Rouet d'Omphale (Instrumental)
Air and Variations "The Harmonious Blacksmith" (Instrumental)
II. Largo from the Piano Concerto No. 2 in F minor, Op. 21 (Instrumental)
Midsummer Nights (Instrumental)
Paraphrase on "Sleeping Beauty" (Instrumental)
Improvisation on "Après un rêve" (Instrumental)
Hommage à Poulenc (Instrumental)
Serenade from "Don Giovanni" (Instrumental)
Reminiscences of Snow White (Instrumental)
At the Ball (Instrumental)
Dance of the Four Swans from Swan Lake (Instrumental)
One Lives But Once (Instrumental)
Liebesleid (Instrumental)

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