Earl Wild, an American pianist and composer who was renowned for his performances of the virtuoso showpieces of the grand Romantic tradition but whose enormous repertory included everything from Baroque works and Mozart concertos to contemporary scores, died on Saturday.


Mr. Wild played soloed several times with the San Jose Symphony. I wish I had saved programs, so I could tell you what he played with us.


  1. http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/culture/stephenhough/100006374/earl-wild-1915-2010-r-i-p/

    I saw this. I heard him many times. it’s so sad. He was not properly recognized

  2. I remember him being a fine musician as well as a soft spoken and gracious man. (Never actually met him, of course, but this is how he was on stage during rehearsals & performances.)