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Earl Wild: [Re]Visions - Piano Transcriptions

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Compact Disc (Audio)
No of Discs:
1
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Available
Release Date:
26-03-2021
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0855317003998
Packaging:
Digipak
Catalog Number:
ODRCD399
Earl Wild: [Re]Visions - Piano Transcriptions
Earl Wild: [Re]Visions - Piano Transcriptions

Description

Following the success of his Odradek debut, 'Abschied' (keyboard works by C.P.E. Bach), pianist Vittorio Forte pays tribute to one of his musical heroes, Earl Wild, whose transcriptions are, in Forte's words, "a revelation".

Earl Wild was a prodigiously talented American pianist who became as famous for his transcriptions as for his dazzling performances, representing a vital link with 19th-century exponents of the pianist-composer tradition such as Liszt, Rachmaninov and Busoni. Wild died in 2010, and this release represents a tribute to the great musician on the tenth anniversary of his death.

For Vittorio Forte, "Earl Wild was the perfect example of a marvellous blend between academism and modernity in an ever-changing world", a combination audible in the array of works chosen for this recital. We hear Wild's transcriptions of two elegant Baroque pieces: Handel's 'Harmonious Blacksmith' and the 'Adagio' from Marcello's Oboe Concerto, contrasted with the Russian passion of Tchaikovsky and Rachmaninov. Then to 20th-century America with Wild's breathtaking 'Seven Virtuoso Etudes' on songs by George Gershwin and his 'Improvisation in the form of a Theme and Three Variations on Someone To Watch Over Me'. The release concludes with one of Forte's own transcriptions, of the 'Solfeggietto' by C.P.E. Bach. There is also a bonus recording for digital listeners: Gershwin's scintillating 'Rhapsody in Blue' (solo piano version) with cadenzas by Vittorio Forte.

Tracks

  1. Name
  2. George Frideric Handel - Air And Variations On 'The Harmonious Blacksmith'
  3. Alessandro Marcello - Adagio From The Oboe Concerto In D Minor SF935
  4. Sergei Rachmaninov - Dreams, Op. 38, No. 5
  5. Sergei Rachmaninov - Where Beauty Dwells, Op. 21, No. 7
  6. Sergei Rachmaninov - The Muse, Op. 34, No. 1
  7. Sergei Rachmaninov - Floods Of Spring, Op. 14, No. 11
  8. Sergei Rachmaninov - Do Not Grieve, Op.14, No. 8
  9. Sergei Rachmaninov - Sorrow In Springtime, Op. 21, No. 12
  10. Sergei Rachmaninov - On The Death Of A Linnet, Op. 21, No. 8
  11. Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky - Dance Of The Four Swans (from Swan Lake, Op. 20)
  12. Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky - At The Ball, Op. 38, No. 3
  13. George Gershwin - Seven Virtuoso Etudes On Popular Songs: Liza
  14. George Gershwin - Seven Virtuoso Etudes On Popular Songs: Somebody Loves Me
  15. George Gershwin - Seven Virtuoso Etudes On Popular Songs: The Man I Love
  16. George Gershwin - Seven Virtuoso Etudes On Popular Songs: Embraceable You
  17. George Gershwin - Seven Virtuoso Etudes On Popular Songs: Oh, Lady Be Good!
  18. George Gershwin - Seven Virtuoso Etudes On Popular Songs: I Got Rhythm
  19. George Gershwin - Seven Virtuoso Etudes On Popular Songs: Fascinating Rhythm
  20. George Gershwin - Seven Virtuoso Etudes On Popular Songs: Improvisation In The Form Of A Theme And Three Variations On Someone To Watch Over Me
  21. Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach - Solfeggietto In The Form Of An Improvisation
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