The Virtuoso Piano

Disk Number:
Vanguard Classics CD OVC 4033, ADD

Henri Herz:
Variations on ‘Non Piu Mesta’ from Rossini’s ‘La Cenerentola’

Leopld Godowsky:
Symphonic Metamorphoses on Johann Strauss’s waltz ‘Kunstlerleben'(Artist’s Life)

Anton Rubinstein:
Etudes (6) for piano, Op. 23: No 2 in C major, “Staccato”

Sigismond Thakberg:
Fantasia on Donizetti’s ‘Don Pasquale’ for piano, Op 67

Johann N. Hummel:
Rondo in E flat major (‘Favori’), Op. 11

Ignacy Jan Paderewsky:
Theme and Variations, Op.16 No.3

Earl Wild piano

Recorded Date:
Originally recorded July 15,1964 and released 1964, piano: Baldwin
Seymour Solomon
Ed Friedner
Piano Technician:
Earl Wild – our pre-eminent interpreter of virtuoso Romantic repertoire – plays with a combination of technical assurance and capricious self-projection that no living pianist can match.

Peter J. Rabinowitz, Fanfare, February 1992


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