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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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.

He also wrote a number of original works. Inhe became the first pianist to perform a recital on U. His Grand Fantasy on Airs from Porgy and Bessthe first extended piano paraphrase on an American opera, was recorded in and had its concert premiere in Pasadena on December 17, From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.


Gerrshwin section needs expansion. 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”. Retrieved from ” https: A Walk on the Wild Side.

Yoj a teenager, he started making transcriptions of romantic music and composition. In he was the first pianist to stream a performance over the Internet. Schonberg called him a “super-virtuoso in the Horowitz class”. Wild created numerous virtuoso solo piano transcriptions: Kennedy and Lyndon B.

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

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Later in his career, Wild recorded for Ivory Classics. He often travelled with Eleanor Roosevelt while she toured the United States supporting the war effort.

You can help by adding to it. He performed many times for the Peabody Mason Concert series in Boston, in[4][5] and and three concerts of Liszt in Views Read Edit View history. A few years after the war he moved to the newly formed American Broadcasting Company ABC as a staff pianist, conductor and composer until Johnsonalso invited him to play for them, and Wild remains the only pianist to have played for six consecutive presidents.


Gershwin’s Embraceable You – transcription by Earl Wild

This page was last edited on 21 Decemberat By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Royland Earl Wild [1] was born in PittsburghPennsylvaniain 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. Wild’s duty was to perform the national anthem on the piano before she spoke.

He was also an atheist.