Gershwin & Wild | Steinway & Sons STNS30090

Gershwin & Wild

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Label: Steinway & Sons

Cat No: STNS30090

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Instrumental

Release Date: 14th September 2018

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Earl Wild’s Seven Virtuoso Etudes transform Gershwin’s simple popular songs into works that challenge the technical prowess of the best concert pianists without losing the underlying style of the originals. His Variations on “Someone to Watch Over Me” is a free pianistic realisation of the tune, much the way tht Liszt’s  operatic “paraphrases” are free interpretations of vocal music in the mid-19th century, perhaps suggesting that the worlds of classical music and American popular song are not as far removed as we think. Wild’s Piano Sonata breathes the same pianistic air as the Gershwin transcriptions, where the influence of jazz and blues is everywhere apparent.

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