Virtuoso Piano Arrangements by Earl Wild Vol.2: Rachmaninov & Others | Nimbus NI5965

Virtuoso Piano Arrangements by Earl Wild Vol.2: Rachmaninov & Others

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Label: Nimbus

Cat No: NI5965

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Instrumental

Release Date: 4th August 2017

Contents

Works

Churchill, Frank

Reminiscences of Snow White

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')
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
Songs (15), op.26
» no.7 To the children (arr. for piano by Earl Wild)

Rubio, Jesus Gonzalez

Jarabe tapatio (Mexican Hat Dance)

Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Ilyich

Romances (6), op.38
» no.3 Amid the Din of the Ball (solo piano)
Swan Lake, op.20
» Dance of the Swans (Act 2)

Wild, Earl

Hommage a Poulenc (after J S Bach)
Improvisation on 'Apres un reve' (after Faure)

Artists

Martin Jones (piano)

Works

Churchill, Frank

Reminiscences of Snow White

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')
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
Songs (15), op.26
» no.7 To the children (arr. for piano by Earl Wild)

Rubio, Jesus Gonzalez

Jarabe tapatio (Mexican Hat Dance)

Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Ilyich

Romances (6), op.38
» no.3 Amid the Din of the Ball (solo piano)
Swan Lake, op.20
» Dance of the Swans (Act 2)

Wild, Earl

Hommage a Poulenc (after J S Bach)
Improvisation on 'Apres un reve' (after Faure)

Artists

Martin Jones (piano)

About

Mention the pianist Earl Wild and you will conjure the term virtuoso, indeed, super-virtuoso. A pianist who in Liszt’s definition is ‘called upon to make emotion speak and weep and sigh. He creates passions he will call to light in all their brilliance... he will call up scent and blossom and breathe the breath of life.’

All in all a cornucopia of pianistic magic performed with grace, relish and fluency by Martin Jones, England's most recorded pianist. This  second tribute follows his earlier disc of Earl Wild’s Gershwin transcriptions. With his own distinctive voice he nonetheless reminds me of a recital given by Wild in London in 1982. Writing of that occasion I told of how ‘seemingly millions of notes sparkled andcascaded from those extraordinary fingers.’ Today, Martin Jones, like his predecessor, gives new meaning and a new lease of life to virtuosity, a tired term resurrected.

– Bryce Morrison

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