The diversity and character of American music are well represented in the two works presented here by Earl Wild. These include the then-world premiere recording of Wild's Variations on an American Theme, which he subtitles Doo-Dah Variations, and his own edition of George Gershwin's Concerto in F.
Wild, Earl : Variations for Piano and Orchestra on an American Theme "Doo-Dah"
Gershwin, George : Concerto for Piano in F major
Main Artists Earl Wild
Conductor Joseph Giunta
Des Moines Symphony Orchestra, orchestra
Earl Wild, Piano
Producer Michael Rolland Davis
Co-Producer Russ Nagy
Engineer Ed Thompson
This album was made with the purest audio path, using the very best microphones, mic preamps, analog-to-digital converters, recorders, and cables with careful attention to detail to produce the most transparent and natural sound available today.
Doo-Dah Variations Gershwin Concerto in F (CD98)
Liner notes by Thomas L. Minnick.
Reviews"Even as he approaches 80, Earl Wild remains a pianist without pieties, an iconoclast of the keyboard...He has parlayed his performances of big, splashy 19th Century Romantic works into one of the most remarkable careers in classical music. A throwback to the vanished age of the great showmen-virtuosi of the keyboard, he plays the most demanding repertory with a fire-breathing gusto that makes few concessions to age." - Chicago Tribune,