Earl Wild


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(b Pittsburgh, Penn., 1915; d Palm Springs, 2010).

Amer. pianist. Pianist with KDKA Radio, Pittsburgh, 1930–5. Pianist in NBC SO under Toscanini 1937–44. NY recital début 1944. On mus. staff ABC tv in NY, 1944–68. Renowned Liszt player. London début 1973. Taught at Penn. State Univ. 1965–8. Juilliard Sch. 1977–87, Manhattan Sch. of Mus. 1982–4, Ohio State Univ. 1986–98. Some comps., incl. ballet and oratorio.

Subjects: Music.

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