Earl Wild

The great Earl Wild passed away on Saturday at age 94. I spent time over the weekend reading about him and listening to his performances and even watching him teach in this master class on Youtube, appropriate since he was the first pianist to stream a performance over the Internet in 1997. Best known for his performance of virtuosto showpieces and for his piano transcriptions, Mr. Wild performed up until his 90th birthday and coached pianists up until the week before he died.  He will be missed.

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2 thoughts on “Earl Wild

  1. Two years ago or so, Earl Wild gave a master class at the Mannes College of Music in NY. It was reviewed in The New York Times.

    According to the reviewer, Mr. Wild advised the students to “stay close to the keys. It’s safer.”

    : )

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