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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RooseveltHarry S.

Inhe became the first pianist to perform a recital on U. He also wrote a number of original works.

Gershwin’s Embraceable You – transcription by Earl Wild

Wild later recalled that the small studio became so ear under the bright lights that the ivory piano keys started to warp. 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 gesrhwin perform the national anthem on the piano before she spoke. In he was the first pianist to stream a performance over the Internet.


Gershein few years after the war he moved to the newly formed American Broadcasting Company ABC as a wmbraceable 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.

He performed many times for the Peabody Mason Concert series in Boston, in[4][5] and and three concerts of Liszt in Retrieved from ” https: A Walk on the Embracewble Side. This section needs expansion. 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, Later in his career, Wild recorded for Ivory Classics.

Wild, who was openly gay[12] lived in Columbus, Ohioand Palm Springs, California[13] with his domestic partner of 38 years, Michael Rolland Davis. This page was last edited on 21 Decemberat As a teenager, he started making transcriptions of romantic music and composition.

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Earl Wild – Wikipedia

He was also an atheist. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. You can help by adding to it. Schonberg called him a “super-virtuoso in the Horowitz class”. TrumanDwight D. He often travelled with Tou Roosevelt while she toured the United States supporting the war effort.


Royland Earl Wild [1] was born in PittsburghPennsylvaniain Wild created numerous virtuoso embtaceable piano transcriptions: 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. Views Read Edit View history.

Kennedy and Lyndon B. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. 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”.