Tuesday, July 26, 2005

Just like the Energizer Bunny

Earl Wild is turning 90 and still going strong. A very fine write-up of his latest turn at the keyboard can be found in the New York Times:

"He played through his formidable program without a visible droplet of perspiration on his brow, without so much as unbuttoning his sky-blue sports coat......He also shared some musical tricks he amuses himself with, like playing the Chopin études down a step in key, or revealing how by just adding a plaintive harmony to a descending D major scale you can evoke the "suffering Tchaikovsky."

Read the rest here

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