Embraceable You is just one of some many beautiful songs composed by George Gershwin. However, Earl Wild, one of America’s greatest. George Gershwin – Lullaby () – piano solo. Piano transcription by Alicia Zizzo of Gershwin’s string quartet arrangement; piano soloFull description. by Earl Wild. on Wild About Gershwin Wild-Gershwin Virtuoso Etude No.3 Embracable You. Gershwin ‘Embraceable You’ Yeol Eum Son, Myung Whun Chung.

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Schonberg called him a “super-virtuoso in the Horowitz class”. Wild’s duty was to perform the national anthem on the piano before she spoke. This page was last edited on 21 Decemberyoy This section needs expansion.

Earl Wild – Wikipedia

Wild later wuld that the small studio became so hot under the bright lights that the ivory piano keys started to warp. You can help by adding to it. A Walk on the Wild Side. Retrieved from ” https: InArturo Toscanini invited egrshwin for a performance of Gershwin ‘s Rhapsody in Bluewhich was, for Wild, a resounding success, although Toscanini himself has been criticized for not understanding the jazz idiom in which Gershwin wrote.


Earl Wild – Gershwin Etude 4.Embraceable You (Piano)

Views Read Edit View history. In he was the first pianist to stream a performance over the Internet.

Johnsonalso invited him to play for them, and Wild remains the gerzhwin pianist to have played for six consecutive presidents. Wild, who was openly gay[12] lived in Columbus, Ohioand Palm Springs, California[13] with his domestic partner of 38 years, Michael Rolland Davis.

Royland Earl Wild [1] was born in PittsburghPennsylvaniain TrumanDwight D.

Wild created numerous virtuoso solo piano transcriptions: These included a large-scale Easter oratorio, Revelationsthe choral work The Turquoise Horseand the Doo-Dah Variationson a theme by Stephen Fosterfor piano and orchestra.

He performed many times for the Peabody Mason Concert series in Boston, in[4][5] and and three concerts of Liszt in He also wrote a number of original works.

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Kennedy and Lyndon B. EisenhowerJohn F. A few years after the war he moved to the newly formed American Broadcasting Company ABC as a staff pianist, conductor and composer until RooseveltHarry S.


As a teenager, he started making transcriptions of romantic music and composition. He often travelled with Eleanor Roosevelt while she toured the United States supporting the war effort. Later in his career, Wild recorded for Ivory Classics. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

His Grand Fantasy on Airs from Porgy and Bessthe first extended piano paraphrase on an American opera, was recorded in and had its concert premiere in Pasadena on December 17, Inhe became the first pianist to perform a recital on U. When, over 40 years later, Erich Leinsdorf asked Wild to record the concerto, he was able to say “I’ve been waiting by the phone for forty years for someone to ask me to play this”.