Disc Number:
Vanguard Classics ATM-CD-1491

Brahms: Masterpieces for Solo Piano

Paganini variations & Ballades Earl Wild piano
Sonata No.1 & Scherzo Eugene Liszt piano
Schuman variations Jacqueline Blancard piano
Others Bruce Hungerford piano

Recorded Date:
(Wild’s recording) Originally recorded June 5,1967 and released 1967, piano: Baldwin
Piano Technician:
The Paganini/Liszt Etude No. 2 is a dervish in Wild’s hands – it needs to be heard to be comprehended. His Brahms Third Ballade is one of the best I have heard. Wild’s sparing use of pedal and lightning articulation illuminate the Paganini Variations. It’s a fiery, galvanizing performance.

Robert J. Sullivan, High-Performance Review, Fall 1993


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