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Plays Gershwin
Eugene Wild
Plays Gershwin
Genres: Jazz, Pop, Classical
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All Artists: Eugene Wild
Title: Plays Gershwin
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Chesky Records
Release Date: 6/1/1990
Genres: Jazz, Pop, Classical
Style: Easy Listening
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 090368003225, 090368003249

CD Reviews

(5 out of 5 stars)

"I purchased Earl Wild's first recording of these pieces on vinyl in 1978, and literally wore it out from playing it over and over. What incredible technique and musicianship! This newer recording on CD is just as amazing. If you wish to hear great Gershwin melodies transcribed -ala- Franz Liszt's operatic fantasies, then this is for you."
Wild About Wild!
(5 out of 5 stars)

"One of the most interesting pianists before the public today is Earl Wild. Critics have never known quite what to do with Mr. Wild. Discs like this one are a big part of the reason. Mr. Wild is a super virtuoso on the order of a Horowitz or a Cziffra. However he has always very cheerfully played what interests him, regardless of what critics would think. This marvelous CD is Gershwin's music as filtered thru the mind of a Liszt or a Godowsky. Especially enjoyable is Wild's variations on "Someone to Watch Over Me". There is an error in the notes: The Porgy & Bess Fantasy is by Wild, not Percy Grainger. Fans of Gershwin or fans of virtuoso piano will both enjoy this charming (and amazing) CD."