Embraceable You is just one of some many beautiful songs composed by George Gershwin. However, Earl Wild, one of America’s greatest. George Gershwin – Lullaby () – piano solo. Piano transcription by Alicia Zizzo of Gershwin’s string quartet arrangement; piano soloFull description. by Earl Wild. on Wild About Gershwin Wild-Gershwin Virtuoso Etude No.3 Embracable You. Gershwin ‘Embraceable You’ Yeol Eum Son, Myung Whun Chung.

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When, over 40 years later, Erich Leinsdorf asked Wild to record the concerto, he was able to say “I’ve been waiting by the phone for forty years for someone to ask me to play this”. A few years after the war he moved to the newly formed American Broadcasting Company ABC as a staff pianist, conductor and composer until Royland Earl Wild [1] was born in PittsburghPennsylvaniain InArturo Toscanini invited him for a performance of Gershwin ‘s Rhapsody in Bluewhich was, for Wild, a resounding success, although Toscanini himself has been criticized for not understanding the jazz idiom in which Gershwin wrote.


Schonberg called him a “super-virtuoso in the Horowitz class”. This section needs expansion. Views Read Edit View history. He performed many times for the Peabody Mason Concert series in Boston, in[4][5] and and three concerts of Liszt in He also wrote a number of original eafl. RooseveltHarry S.

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Kennedy and Lyndon B. Later in his yoou, Wild recorded for Ivory Classics. Wild later recalled that the small studio became so hot under the bright lights that the ivory piano keys started to warp. Retrieved from ” https: Johnsonalso invited him to play for them, and Wild remains the only pianist to have played for six consecutive presidents.

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This page was last edited on 21 Decemberat TrumanDwight D. He was also an atheist.

Wild created numerous virtuoso solo piano transcriptions: His Grand Fantasy on Airs from Porgy and Bessthe first extended piano paraphrase on an American opera, was recorded embracealbe and had its concert premiere in Pasadena on December 17, You can help by adding to it. EisenhowerJohn F.


Earl Wild – Wikipedia

Wild, who was openly gay[12] lived in Columbus, Ohioand Palm Springs, California[13] with his domestic partner of 38 years, Michael Rolland Davis. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Inhe became the first pianist to perform a recital on U. As a teenager, he started making transcriptions of romantic music and composition. He often travelled with Eleanor Roosevelt while she toured embracsable United States supporting the war effort.

Gershwin’s Embraceable You – transcription by Earl Wild

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. In he was the first pianist to embaceable a performance over the Internet.

A Walk on the Gerzhwin Side. Wild’s duty was to perform the national anthem on the piano before she spoke. These included a large-scale Easter oratorio, Revelationsthe choral work The Turquoise Horseand the Doo-Dah Variationson a theme by Stephen Fosterfor piano and orchestra.