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Worth it for Earl Wild alone

These Earl Wild recordings of Liszt are in a class by themselves. This was the first commercial recording of "Robert le Diable" and the Mephisto is one of the best of all time. The Maestro was in top form and in his element. A must-hear.

Some of the best...

These recordings are a stellar example of a wonder pianist playing some of the most extraordinary music ever written for the piano. I being a pianist myself, cannot get the sound of the piano as full or intense. Bravo to Wild and Sherman! A must have.

Earl Wild's performance of the Mephisto Waltz

This is standard to which all others pianists aspire. Easily the best performance of the Liszt Mephisto Waltz around.


Born: November 26, 1915 in Pittsburgh, PA

Genre: Classical

Years Active: '40s, '50s, '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s

Liszt was often called a "piano-centaur," so at one was he with the instrument. Earl Wild could be described in similar terms. The gift of absolute pitch revealed itself at age three as his avidity for the keyboard took prodigious strides. At six he read music fluently, and before he was 12 he was studying piano with Selmar Janson, a pupil of d'Albert and Scharwenka (both students of Liszt). Busoni's "disciple," Egon Petri; Paul Doguereau, a student of Paderewski and Ravel; and Elena Barère, wife...
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Liszt: Masterpieces for Solo Piano, Vol. 2, Earl Wild
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  • $9.99
  • Genres: Classical, Music
  • Released: Apr 06, 2004

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