Earl Wild - The Complete Transcriptions Vol.2: Rachmaninoff Songs | Piano Classics PCL0102

Earl Wild - The Complete Transcriptions Vol.2: Rachmaninoff Songs

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Label: Piano Classics

Cat No: PCL0102

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Instrumental

Release Date: 19th February 2016

Contents

Works

Rachmaninov, Sergei

Songs (6), op.4
» no.3 In the Silence of the Secret Night (arr. for piano by Earl Wild)
» no.4 Sing not to me, beautiful maiden (arr. for piano by Earl Wild as 'O never sing to me again')
» no.5 Oh thou, my field (arr. for piano by Earl Wild as 'Harvest of sorrow')
Songs (6), op.38
» no.5 Dreams (arr. for piano Earl Wild)
Songs (12), op.14
» no.2 The Isle (arr. for piano by Earl Wild as 'The little island')
» no.5 These summer nights (arr. for piano by Earl Wild as 'Midsummer nights')
» no.8 Oh, do not grieve (arr. for piano by Earl Wild)
» no.11 Spring Waters (arr. for piano by Earl Wild)
Songs (12), op.21
» no.7 How fair this spot (arr. for piano by Earl Wild as 'Where beauty dwells')
» no.8 On the death of a siskin (arr. for piano by Earl Wild)
» no.12 How painful for me (arr. for piano by Earl Wild as 'Sorrow in springtime')
Songs (14), op.34
» no.1 The Muse (arr. for piano by Earl Wild)
» no.14 Vocalise (arr. for piano by Earl Wild)
Songs (15), op.26
» no.7 To the children (arr. for piano by Earl Wild)

Artists

Earl Wild (piano)

Works

Rachmaninov, Sergei

Songs (6), op.4
» no.3 In the Silence of the Secret Night (arr. for piano by Earl Wild)
» no.4 Sing not to me, beautiful maiden (arr. for piano by Earl Wild as 'O never sing to me again')
» no.5 Oh thou, my field (arr. for piano by Earl Wild as 'Harvest of sorrow')
Songs (6), op.38
» no.5 Dreams (arr. for piano Earl Wild)
Songs (12), op.14
» no.2 The Isle (arr. for piano by Earl Wild as 'The little island')
» no.5 These summer nights (arr. for piano by Earl Wild as 'Midsummer nights')
» no.8 Oh, do not grieve (arr. for piano by Earl Wild)
» no.11 Spring Waters (arr. for piano by Earl Wild)
Songs (12), op.21
» no.7 How fair this spot (arr. for piano by Earl Wild as 'Where beauty dwells')
» no.8 On the death of a siskin (arr. for piano by Earl Wild)
» no.12 How painful for me (arr. for piano by Earl Wild as 'Sorrow in springtime')
Songs (14), op.34
» no.1 The Muse (arr. for piano by Earl Wild)
» no.14 Vocalise (arr. for piano by Earl Wild)
Songs (15), op.26
» no.7 To the children (arr. for piano by Earl Wild)

Artists

Earl Wild (piano)

About

The second instalment of the complete piano works by Earl Wild!

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 CD features the complete recording of Wild’s famous transcriptions of Rachmaninov songs. Rachmaninov was of course one of the greatest pianists ever, and the piano writing for his songs is virtuosic and substantial, a severe challenge for the performer. In Wild’s transcriptions the voice melody melts into the accompaniment, creating the most wonderful, lush and sumptuous pianism ever written!

The previous issue in this series by Italian pianist Giovanni Doria‐Miglietta (Piano Classics PCL0069) received excellent reviews:

“extremely well played... possibly my favourite piano disc of 2014...” Classical Net

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