Pianist Earl Wild passed away this weekend, leaving an incredible pianistic legacy and recording history.  Wild’s performing lineage goes back to Franz Liszt. Two of Wild’s teachers were taught by students of the Romantic-era composer and virtuoso pianist. Read an appreciation of Earl Wild here, including a video of a performance from the 1950’s.

Alan Brandt is a senior announcer at WUOL and as been on the Louisville public radio airwaves for 30 years.