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Wild About Liszt

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Earl Wild in Concert - first commercial DVD release! Mr. Wild in performances of three historic Liszt recitals; 'The Poet' 'The Transcriber' and 'The Virtuoso' - taped in 1986 at the ancestral home of Lord Londonderry in the North of England. Considered by most to be the Liszt interpreter of our period, this two disc (double layered) DVD should not be missed. Added bonus tracks of 2 hours of audio interviews and 100s of photos included.

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Earl Wild - pianist see website at: www.EarlWild.com

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  • Actors: Earl Wild
  • Directors: none listed
  • Format: Multiple Formats, HiFi Sound, NTSC
  • Language: English (PCM Stereo)
  • Region: All Regions
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 2
  • Rated:
    NR
    Not Rated
  • Studio: Ivory Classics
  • DVD Release Date: July 16, 2007
  • Run Time: 530 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000TPZDWG
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #255,412 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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By Elliot Ravetz on August 7, 2007
Format: DVD
To commemorate the centenary of the death of Franz Liszt in 1986, the great American pianist Earl Wild performed a series of three synoptic all-Liszt concerts. Wild called the programs "Liszt the Poet," "Liszt the Transcriber," and "Liszt the Virtuoso." Wild's performances of the music from those historic Liszt recitals have been available on CD for quite some time.

But now we have extraordinary news: In July of 1986, Wild was invited by the 9th Marquess of Londonderry, an ardent Liszt devotee, to perform all three recitals at his ancestral home in northern England -- where Wild's performances were videotaped! Those tapes were recently transferred to DVD, and this handsomely packaged 2-DVD set is now available for the first time. The set, suitably called "Wild About Liszt," also contains absorbing bonus material, including several illuminating interviews. Two of them are especially worth noting: Wild's witty interview with the widely respected piano authority, Donald Manildi in 2003 at the Mannes School International Keyboard Festival; the other for Dutch TV in 2005, that was done in connection with the recital Wild gave to celebrate his 90th birthday at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam -- a concert that twice elicited an outpouring of critical raves for the nonagenarian, because soon after the triumphant Amsterdam recital Wild repeated the program at Carnegie Hall.

It is generally accepted as a given, and it is confirmed here, that Wild ranks among the greatest of Liszt players. And it is wonderful to report that the DVDs are first-rate.
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Here are the chapter listings:

Liszt the Poet
Ballade No. 2 in B minor
Les Jeux d'eau à la Villa d'Este
Fantasia quasi Sonata (Dante Sonata)
Les Funerailles
Sonetto del Petraraca Nos. 47, 104, 123
Valse Oubliee No. 1
Mephisto Polka
Mephisto Waltz No. 1
Encore: Respighi - Notturno

Liszt the Transcriber
Bach/Liszt: Fantasia & Fugue in G minor
Beethoven/Liszt: Symphony No. 1 in C, Op. 21
Verdi/Liszt: Rigoletto Paraphrase
Schumann/Liszt: Widmung, Fruhlingsnacht
Chopin/Liszt: Mes Joies
Liszt/Liszt: Die Lorely
Wagner/Liszt: Spinning Song from "The Flying Dutchman"
Paganini/Liszt: Etude No. 2 (La Capricciosa),
Paganini/Liszt: No. 5 (La Chasse),
Paganini/Liszt: No. 3 (La Campanella)
Encore: Chopin/Wild - Larghetto from Piano Concerto No. 2

Liszt the Virtuoso
Polonaise No. 2 in E major
Sonata in B minor

Three Etudes de Concert:
La Leggierezza,
Un Sospiro,
Gnomenreigen
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This is a superb DVD set in terms of its content - three very full recitals of a master pianist presenting many of the best known pieces of Liszt. The previous review of the disk gives a good sense of the content of the disks -- i.e., recitals in a small concert setiing in one of the great homes of England, along with some fine documentary material (including excerpts of Earl Wilds at 90(!)).

This is one those DVD sets (a great bargain for all of its quality content) that deserves six stars but I pull it back to five stars (merely extraordinary) for two reasons. The first is the generla lack of documentation about the content of the program -- there is no list of what Wild played in each program, though the booklet says (for example) that he played a transcription of a Beethoven symphony without identifying the symphony. This is compounded by the fact that that each of the three recitals is presented as one track with no cueing for individual pieces. The only hint of what is being played is a quick flash of a listing of a line of program booklet as you play through the DVD. It is a shame that there is not better tracking, in that you can spend a very long time holding the fast forward button to get to a particualr piece (once you know what the program is), only to have go back a bit to get to the beginning of a piece. This seems to be a major oversight that mars an otherwise outstanding set.

As noted in the previous review, the visuals of the concerts are quite good. Generally a well focused camera on the pianist that allows you to watch him at a reasonable distance while still seeing his hands clearly to see how he actually makes his way through these (sometimes fiendishly difficult) pieces.
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I have Cziffra's complete EMI recordings (really my favorite pianist) and Howard's complete Liszt piano music and, not being a fool, I like them very much and listen to them lots. But watching these recitals by Wild made Liszt new and alive to me like never before. The photography is blurry and I never got a good clear look at Wild's face, though his hands were usually what was filmed. The sound (though frankly not studio quality) is very adequate. And the music and performance are beautiful. There is no program contents given on the box, discs or insert (annoying), but the name of each piece is shown before it is played. There is a documentary and 3 or 4 interviews with Wild. I would have preferred just the 3 recitals on one DVD and no extras, but those more curious than I am may like these. I paid $30 for mine (from a seller), and it is well worth the price.
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