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Earl Wild: [Re]Visions - Piano Transcriptions

Vittorio Forte

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1.1
Air and Variations on The Harmonious Blacksmith (Transcr. Earl Wild)
George Frideric Handel; Earl Wild; Vittorio Forte
4:24
Oboe Concerto in D minor, SF935  
1.2
II. Adagio (Transcr. Earl Wild)
Alessandro Marcello; Earl Wild; Vittorio Forte
4:33
1.3
Dreams, Op. 38, No. 5 (Transcr. Earl Wild)
Sergei Rachmaninov; Earl Wild; Vittorio Forte
3:34
1.4
Where Beauty Dwells, Op. 21, No. 7 (Transcr. Earl Wild)
Sergei Rachmaninov; Earl Wild; Vittorio Forte
3:35
1.5
The Muse, Op. 34, No. 1 (Transcr. Earl Wild)
Sergei Rachmaninov; Earl Wild; Vittorio Forte
4:47
1.6
Floods of Spring, Op. 14, No. 11 (Transcr. Earl Wild)
Sergei Rachmaninov; Earl Wild; Vittorio Forte
4:00
1.7
Do Not Grieve, Op. 14, No. 8 (Transcr. Earl Wild)
Sergei Rachmaninov; Earl Wild; Vittorio Forte
3:10
1.8
Sorrow In Springtime, Op. 21, No. 12 (Transcr. Earl Wild)
Sergei Rachmaninov; Earl Wild; Vittorio Forte
3:47
1.9
On the Death of a Linnet, Op. 21, No. 8 (Transcr. Earl Wild)
Sergei Rachmaninov; Earl Wild; Vittorio Forte
4:55
Swan Lake, Op. 20  
1.10
Dance of the Four Swans (Transcr. Earl Wild)
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky; Earl Wild; Vittorio Forte
1:43
1.11
At the Ball, Op. 38, No. 3 (Transcr. Earl Wild)
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky; Earl Wild; Vittorio Forte
3:04
Seven Virtuoso Etudes on Popular Songs  
1.12
I. Liza
Earl Wild; George Gershwin; Vittorio Forte
3:30
1.13
II. Somebody Loves Me
Earl Wild; George Gershwin; Vittorio Forte
3:06
1.14
III. The Man I Love
Earl Wild; George Gershwin; Vittorio Forte
2:57
1.15
IV. Embraceable You
Earl Wild; George Gershwin; Vittorio Forte
3:00
1.16
V. Oh, Lady Be Good!
Earl Wild; George Gershwin; Vittorio Forte
3:54
1.17
VI. I Got Rhythm
Earl Wild; George Gershwin; Vittorio Forte
2:05
1.18
VII. Fascinating Rhythm
Earl Wild; George Gershwin; Vittorio Forte
1:38
1.19
Improvisation in the form of a Theme and Three Variations on 'Someone To Watch Over Me'
Earl Wild; George Gershwin; Vittorio Forte
12:47
1.20
Solfeggietto in the form of an Improvisation (Arr. by Vittorio Forte)
Vittorio Forte; C.P.E. Bach; Vittorio Forte
2:49
Total Playing Time    77:18
Following the success of his Odradek debut, 'Abschied' (keyboard works by C.P.E. Bach), pianist Vittorio Forte pays tribute to one of his musical heroes, Earl Wild, whose transcriptions are, in Forte's words, "a revelation". Earl Wild was a prodigiously talented American pianist who became as famous for his transcriptions as for his dazzling performances, representing a vital link with 19th-century exponents of the pianist-composer tradition such as Liszt, Rachmaninov and Busoni. Wild died in 2010, and this release represents a tribute to the great musician on the tenth anniversary of his death. For Vittorio Forte, "Earl Wild was the perfect example of a marvellous blend between academism and modernity in an ever-changing world", a combination audible in the array of works chosen for this recital. We hear Wild's transcriptions of two elegant Baroque pieces: Handel's 'Harmonious Blacksmith' and the 'Adagio' from Marcello's Oboe Concerto, contrasted with the Russian passion of Tchaikovsky and Rachmaninov. Then to 20th-century America with Wild's breathtaking 'Seven Virtuoso Etudes' on songs by George Gershwin and his 'Improvisation in the form of a Theme and Three Variations on Someone To Watch Over Me'. The release concludes with one of Forte's own transcriptions, of the 'Solfeggietto' by C.P.E. Bach. There is also a bonus recording for digital listeners: Gershwin's scintillating 'Rhapsody in Blue' (solo piano version) with cadenzas by Vittorio Forte.
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