The Papillons Op. 2 and Sonata No. 1 in F-sharp minor Op. 11 on this all Schumann album is from a Montreal recital performance on 4th November 1983. The Waldszenen Op. 82 is from a concert in Columbus, Ohio on January 11th 1987. Drama and elegance are in ample supply on this album. Romanticism lives - a true throw back to the Golden Age of Pianism.
Earl Wild, the 87 year-old last Romantic Master, has always been known for his spectacular public recitals. To follow up his last Ivory Classics release (CD-72008) of a 1982 Paris performance of the Brahms Paganini Variations, Ivory Classics is beginning a series of public recital releases by this legendary Grammy Award-winning dean of pianists.