Rachmaninov / Wild: 12 Song Transcriptions
dell’Arte CD DBS 7001, ADD
Rachmaninov / Wild:
Twelve Song Transcriptions
Earl Wild piano
July 1982 in New York City, piano: Baldwin
Philip G. Moores
Chris Rice and Tom Lazarus
Earl Wild shows great skill, understanding, and almost paradoxically, invention in remaining inside the composer’s keyboard style. In most cases one feels that if Rachmaninov had transcribed these particular songs, he would have produced results close to Wild’s. These songs are transformed into perfectly convincing piano works and are most beautifully played. The tone of Mr.Wild’s Baldwin piano is faithfully reproduced.
Max Harrison, Gramophone, December 1982.