Earl Wild Plays Brahms
"It belongs in everyone's library."
-BBC Radio 3, 'Building a CD Library' March 15, 2003
Recorded at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Buffalo, NY. May 5-6, 2002 (1 thru 5). Recorded in Columbus, Ohio September 21, 2000 (6 thru 11) Recorded in Concert in Salle Gaveau, Paris March 22, 1982 (12)
Producer: Michael Rolland Davis
Recording Engineer: Ed Thompson
Piano Technicians: Gary Shipe (1-5), Edd Kolakowski (6-11)
Original 24-Bit Master
Recorded direct to the Sadie Artemis 24-Bit High-Resolution disk editor.
Total Time: 77:52
There is no substitute for the wisdom of age and experience. Earl Wild, the legendary 86-year-old Grammy Award-winning virtuoso pianist, in a new recording of Brahms.
There is no substitute for the wisdom of age and experience.
Earl Wild, the legendary 86-year-old Grammy Award-winning virtuoso pianist, in a new recording of Brahms. "Of the great many recordings of Brahms' monumental Sonata No. 3 that I have heard, Earl Wild's is far and away the most fully realized, the most musically satisfying, and the most
breathtaking. His performance is simultaneously spacious and taut, orchestrally textured and utterly transparent, sweeping in feel and elegantly detailed. Wild's command
of the Sonata is so complete and his playing (even at 86) so brilliantly captures its expansive tonal palette, volatile drama, and its exquisite poetry, we are apt to forget that Brahms' writing teems with technical difficulties. Wild's Paganini Variations have irresistible flair - they are as brilliant musically as they are
technically. The recording as a whole is unsurpassable."
-- Elliot Ravetz