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Earl Wild Collection

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Abstract

Title:
Earl Wild Collection
Author/Creator:
Wild, Earl
Collection number:
0
Size:
12.75 linear feet
Bulk dates:
1972-1995
Inclusive dates:
1924-2010
Collection Area:
International Piano Archives at Maryland
Repository:
International Piano Archives, University of Maryland Libraries, College Park, MD 20742
Abstract:

A pianist and composer, Earl Wild (1915-2010) performed and transcribed numerous pieces throughout the years. He was best-known for his all-Chopin and all-Liszt concerts and his piano transcriptions of Rachmaninoff and Gershwin pieces. Wild also was active as a teacher and adjudicator. The collection consists of correspondence, programs, reviews, articles, flyers, recordings, photographs, compositions, and souvenirs related to Wilds career, the events he attended, the people and ensembles he performed with, and his relationships with his colleagues.

Important Information for Users of the Collection

Restrictions:

There are no restricted files in this collection.

Preferred citation:

Earl Wild Collection, Special Collections, University of Maryland Libraries.

Status:

This collection is PROCESSED.

Historical Note

Summary: Earl Wild was born in Pittsburgh in 1915. Wild served as pianist for the NBC Symphony Orchestra (1937-1944) and gave a series of Liszt concerts (1944-1980s). Wild was also a significant transcriber of piano music, particularly of Chopin and Liszt pieces, and composed original music. In addition, Wild maintained a long concert career until his 90th year and held teaching positions at the Eastman School of Music, Pennsylvania State University, the Juilliard School of Music, the Manhattan School of Music, Ohio State University and Carnegie Mellon University. Earl Wild died on January 23, 2010.

Full History: Earl Wild was born in Pittsburgh in 1915 and was one of the last in a long line of pianist/composers. He began his studies at the age of three and was nurtured in the romantic traditions of piano playing through his studies with Scharwenka pupil Selmar Jansen, Busoni pupil Egon Petri and Ravel pupil Paul Doguereau. Wilds musical personality was also significantly shaped by pianists he heard in his youth such as Sergei Rachmaninoff, Ignace Paderewski and Vladimir de Pachmann. Wild served as the pianist for the NBC Symphony Orchestra from 1937 to 1944 where he became the first American pianist to perform on television (1939) and the soloist for the only performance of Gershwins Rhapsody in Blue ever conducted by Arturo Toscanini (1942). Wilds many performances of the Rhapsody in Blue and the Concerto in F earned him wide recognition as a Gershwin interpreter during the early portion of his career.

Wild made his New York debut at Town Hall in 1944 in a program that featured works by Haydn, Schumann, Rachmaninoff and Medtner. A subsequent Town Hall concert in 1954 and other concerts in the 1950s began to establish Wild as a sovereign interpreter of the music of Liszt. Wilds identification with Liszt reached its pinnacle with a series of recitals given in 1986 in honor of the centenary of Liszts death. Wilds triad of Liszt concerts, entitled "Liszt the Poet", "Liszt the Transcriber" and "Liszt the Virtuoso" were given at Carnegie Hall as well as many other concert halls in the United States and abroad. Wilds recitals and appearances with orchestras were weighted heavily toward the romantic repertoire and he frequently performed all-Chopin or all-Liszt recitals. Wild also revived neglected concertos by Scharwenka and Paderewski, and he championed other lesser known romantic composers such as Medtner. Wild played a significant role in reviving the programming of piano transcriptions, a practice that had largely fallen out of favor in the middle twentieth century. Wilds November 1981 concert at Carnegie Hall called "The Art of Transcription" featured only transcriptions, including works transcribed by Liszt, Sgambati, Thalberg and Wild himself. Transcriptions appeared regularly on Wilds programs, including his own transcriptions of songs by Rachmaninoff and Gershwin. Wild also composed original works, including Revelations (1962), an Easter oratorio that was subsidized and premiered by ABC television, a set of variations for piano and orchestra on themes by Stephen Foster nick-named "Doo-Dah", Variations (1992), and a Piano Sonata (2000).

As a performer, Wild was praised for his technique, which he maintained throughout a long concert career that continued until his 90th year, and for his flexible treatment of rhythm which hearkened back to the playing of "golden age" pianists. Earl Wild accumulated an extensive discography including recordings of over 30 concertos and 400 solo piano pieces. He won a Grammy award for "Best Instrumental Soloist without Orchestra" (1997) for his CD recording, The Romantic Master. As a teacher, Wild held positions at the Eastman School of Music, Pennsylvania State University, the Juilliard School of Music, the Manhattan School of Music, Ohio State University and Carnegie Mellon University. Earl Wild died on January 23, 2010. A Walk on the Wild Side, an extensive memoir by Earl Wild, was published by the Ivory Classics Foundation in 2011.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Earl Wild Collection covers the period from 1931 to 2010, and the bulk of the materials date from 1972 to 1995. The collection consists of concert programs, reviews, articles, interviews, photographs, recordings, awards, flyers, lists, letters, compositions, and notes related to Wilds work as a performer, composer, transcriber, and music educator, including his work on Rachmaninoff, Gershwin, Liszt, and Chopin compositions, at Carnegie Mellon University, Ohio State University, the Julliard School, at various festivals, and in Korea. It also contains materials about his relationship and correspondence with Wolf Trap, Michael Rolland Davis, and Baldwin pianos.

Custodial History and Acquisition Information

Materials were received October 19th, 2011. Donation to the IPAM Collection was made possible by Michael Rolland Davis.

Processing Information

Processed by:

Max Brown

Processing note:

An item-level inventory of the Earl Wild Collection is available upon request.

Encoded by:

EAD markup created using EAD database in Microsoft Access. Markup completed by Elizabeth J. Mason, February 2013.

Detailed Description of the Collection

Series 1: Performance Files, 1932-2010, and Undated (8.00 Linear Feet)

This series contains concert programs and reviews, articles, interviews, recordings, press books and quotes, lists, and flyers related to Wilds performances and his career as a performer. Materials are arranged chronologically.

Subseries 1.1: Concert Programs, Reviews, 1933-2008, and Undated

This subseries contains concert programs and reviews of Wilds solo recitals, performances as an accompanist, concerto performances with orchestras, chamber music concerts, and festival and benefit concerts.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Performances, 1933-1937series 1.1box 1folder 1
Performances, 1940-1949series 1.1box 1folder 2
Performances, 1950-1957series 1.1box 1folder 3
Performances, 1960-1968series 1.1box 1folder 4
Performances, 1969series 1.1box 1folder 5
Performances, 1970series 1.1box 1folder 6
Performances, 1971series 1.1box 1folder 7
Performances, 1972 1972series 1.1box 1folder 8
Performances, 1973series 1.1box 1folder 9
Performances, 1974series 1.1box 1folder 10
Performances, 1975series 1.1box 1folder 11
Performances, 1976series 1.1box 1folder 12
Performances, 1977series 1.1box 1folder 13
Performances, 1978series 1.1box 1folder 14
Performances, 1979series 1.1box 1folder 15
Performances, 1980series 1.1box 2folder 1
Performances, 1981series 1.1box 2folder 2
Performances, 1982series 1.1box 2folder 3
Performances, 1983series 1.1box 2folder 4
Performances, 1984series 1.1box 2folder 5
Performances, 1985series 1.1box 2folder 6
Performances, 1986series 1.1box 2folder 7
Performances, 1987series 1.1box 2folder 8
Performances, 1988series 1.1box 2folder 9
Performances, 1989series 1.1box 2folder 10
Performances -- January-April, 1990series 1.1box 2folder 11
Performances -- August-December, 1990series 1.1box 3folder 1
Performances, 1991series 1.1box 3folder 2
Performances, 1992series 1.1box 3folder 3
Performances, 1993series 1.1box 3folder 4
Performances, 1994series 1.1box 3folder 5
Performances, 1995series 1.1box 3folder 6
Performances, 1996series 1.1box 3folder 7
Performances, 1997series 1.1box 3folder 8
Performances, 1998series 1.1box 3folder 9
Performances, 1999series 1.1box 3folder 10
Performances, 2000series 1.1box 3folder 11
Performances, 2001series 1.1box 3folder 12
Performances, 2002series 1.1box 3folder 13
Performances, 2003series 1.1box 3folder 14
Performances, 2004series 1.1box 3folder 15
Performances, 2005-2008series 1.1box 3folder 16
Performances -- Unidentified Date, Undatedseries 1.1box 3folder 17

Subseries 1.2: Selected Articles, Interviews, 1932-2010, and Undated

This subseries contains articles and interviews about Wilds career both as a pianist and as a music teacher, characteristics, opinions about both music in general and other composers, and obituaries.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Articles and Interviews, 1932-1954series 1.2box 3folder 18
Articles and Interviews, 1972series 1.2box 3folder 19
Articles and Interviews, 1974-1975series 1.2box 3folder 20
Articles and Interviews, 1976series 1.2box 3folder 21
Articles and Interviews, 1977series 1.2box 3folder 22
Articles and Interviews, 1978series 1.2box 3folder 23
Articles and Interviews, 1979series 1.2box 3folder 24
Articles and Interviews, 1980series 1.2box 3folder 25
Articles and Interviews, 1981series 1.2box 3folder 26
Articles and Interviews, 1982series 1.2box 3folder 27
Articles and Interviews, 1985series 1.2box 3folder 28
Articles and Interviews, 1986series 1.2box 3folder 29
Articles and Interviews, 1987series 1.2box 4folder 1
Articles and Interviews, 1988series 1.2box 4folder 2
Articles and Interviews, 1989series 1.2box 4folder 3
Articles and Interviews, 1990series 1.2box 4folder 4
Articles and Interviews, 1991series 1.2box 4folder 5
Articles and Interviews, 1992series 1.2box 4folder 6
Articles and Interviews, 1993-1994series 1.2box 4folder 7
Articles and Interviews, 1995series 1.2box 4folder 8
Articles and Interviews, 1996series 1.2box 4folder 9
Grammy Awards, 2/1997series 1.2box 4folder 10
Articles and Interviews, 1998-1999series 1.2box 4folder 11
Articles and Interviews, 2000series 1.2box 4folder 12
Articles and Interviews, 2002series 1.2box 4folder 13
Articles and Interviews, 2003series 1.2box 4folder 14
Articles and Interviews, 2005series 1.2box 4folder 15
Articles and Interviews, 2006series 1.2box 4folder 16
Articles and Interviews, 2007-2008series 1.2box 4folder 17
Obituaries, 2010series 1.2box 4folder 18
Articles and Interviews -- Miscellaneous, 1966-2004, and Undatedseries 1.2box 4folder 19

Subseries 1.3: Recordings (Publicity, Reviews), c.a.1940s-2010, and Undated

This subseries contains recordings of sonatas, chamber music, piano concertos, and other piano solos both by Wild and by various other eighteenth through twentieth century composers. It also contains record labels, projected recordings, and overviews of recordings. Materials in this subseries are arranged alphabetically.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Beethoven, 1985-1996, and Undatedseries 1.3box 4folder 20
Brahms, 2002-2004, and Undatedseries 1.3box 4folder 21
Chamber Music -- Barber/Beethoven/Tchaikovsky, 2004series 1.3box 4folder 22
Chopin, 1979-2006, and Undatedseries 1.3box 4folder 23
Edward Joseph Collins -- Romantic Music, Undatedseries 1.3box 4folder 24
Concertos -- Chopin/Fauré/Liszt, 1980-1996series 1.3box 4folder 25
Concertos -- Copland/Menotti, 1991-1995series 1.3box 4folder 26
Concertos -- Various, 1977-1994, and Undatedseries 1.3box 4folder 27
Dohnanyi/Liszt, 1978, and Undatedseries 1.3box 4folder 28
Fauré, 1987series 1.3box 4folder 29
Gershwin/Wild, 1973-2008series 1.3box 4folder 30
Hahn, 2001-2002series 1.3box 4folder 31
Liszt, 1969-2008, and Undatedseries 1.3box 4folder 32
Medtner, 1989-2002, and Undatedseries 1.3box 4folder 33
Mozart, 1978-1984, and Undatedseries 1.3box 4folder 34
Paderewski, 1971-1972, and Undatedseries 1.3box 4folder 35
Rachmaninoff, 1977-2004, and Undatedseries 1.3box 4folder 36
Schumann, 1985-1989series 1.3box 4folder 37
Tchaikovsky, 1976-1990, and Undatedseries 1.3box 4folder 38
20th and 21st-Century Sonatas, 2000-2010series 1.3box 4folder 39
Wild Compositions and Transcriptions, 2010series 1.3box 4folder 40
The Art of the Transcription -- Audiofon, 1982-1995, and Undatedseries 1.3box 4folder 41
Bach/Scriabin/Franck/Schumann, 2005series 1.3box 4folder 42
Franck/Fauré/Ravel, 1982-2007series 1.3box 4folder 43
Great Pianists of the 20th Century -- Philips, 1998series 1.3box 4folder 44
Piano Masters -- Works by Buxtehude, Hindemith, Ravel, Liszt, Chopin -- Pearl, 2000-2001, and Undatedseries 1.3box 4folder 45
The Romantic Master -- Sony, 1996-2002series 1.3box 4folder 46
The Virtuoso Piano -- Vanguard, 1964-1994series 1.3box 4folder 47
Wild at 30 -- Live radio broadcasts from the 1940s -- Ivory Classics, Circa 1940s-2005series 1.3box 4folder 48
Wild at 88 -- Ivory Classics, 2002-2004series 1.3box 4folder 49
Earl Wild Goes to the Movies -- Ivory Classics, 1999-2004series 1.3box 4folder 50
Record Labels -- Chesky, 1990-2000series 1.3box 4folder 51
Record Labels -- Dell'Arte, Undatedseries 1.3box 4folder 52
Record Labels -- Durium, Undatedseries 1.3box 4folder 53
Record Labels -- Ivory Classics, 1998-2008, and Undatedseries 1.3box 4folder 54
Record Labels -- Quintessence, 1977-1980, and Undatedseries 1.3box 4folder 55
Record Labels -- Miscellaneous, 1973-2008, and Undatedseries 1.3box 4folder 56

Subseries 1.4: Press Books/Selected Quotes, 1952-1990, and Undated

This subseries contains books and quotes from the press.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Press Books, 1983-1990, and Undatedseries 1.4box 5folder 1
Selected Press Quotes, 1952-1977, and Undatedseries 1.4box 5folder 2

Subseries 1.5: Publicity Flyers, 1940s-1980s

This subseries contains publicity flyers.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Publicity Flyers, 1940s-1960sseries 1.5box 5folder 3
Publicity Flyers, 1970sseries 1.5box 5folder 4
Publicity Flyers, 1980sseries 1.5box 5folder 5

Subseries 1.6: Lists and Baldwin Endorsements, 1968-1977, and Undated

This subseries contains lists of performers, conductors, dates and places that Wild played, and concerto repertoire, and Baldwin endorsements.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Various Lists, 1971-1975, and Undatedseries 1.6box 5folder 6
Baldwin Endorsements, 1989, and Undatedseries 1.6box 5folder 7

Series 2: Subject Files, 1924-2011, and Undated (null)

This series contains biographical sketches of Wild, his music and achievement awards, events that he attended, memorabilia that he collected, book reviews about him, articles that he wrote about music, and materials about others that he was affiliated with. Materials are arranged chronologically.

Subseries 2.1: Biography and Memories, 1933-2010

This subseries contains biographical sketches of Wild, including biographical sketches from Whos Who in America and Current Biography. It also contains souvenirs from Wilds high school and adult performances, his music and achievement awards, his public speeches on music, his invitations to parties, his memorial tributes, and miscellaneous materials about Wild.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Biography, 1988-2009series 2.1box 5folder 8
The Carrickter -- Yearbook for Carrick High School, 1933series 2.1box 5folder 9
Caronia/Santa Fe Opera, 1949-1960series 2.1box 5folder 10
Awards, Memorabilia, Special Events, 1990-2007, and Undatedseries 2.1box 5folder 11
Public Speaking Events, Parties, and Receptions, 1986-2006, and Undatedseries 2.1box 5folder 12
Memorial Tributes, 2010series 2.1box 5folder 13

Subseries 2.2: Literature and Writings by Earl Wild, 1978-2011, and Undated

This subseries contains book reviews of A Walk on the Wild Side, a memoir by Earl Wild, and Wilds writings about music, including writings about Gershwin, Bach, Rachmaninoff, and about various music techniques.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
"A Walk on the Wild Side" -- Book Review, 2011series 2.2box 5folder 14
Writings, 1978-2002, and Undatedseries 2.2box 5folder 15

Subseries 2.3: Materials Related to Others, 1924-2002, and Undated

This subseries contains materials related to artists such as Vick OBrien, Sid Caesar, and other artists.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Materials Related to Others, 1924-2002, and Undatedseries 2.3box 5folder 15

Series 3: Correspondence, 1971-2010, and Undated (null)

This series contains letters to and from Earl Wild corresponding with musicians, academics, journalists, and cultural and activist organizations, letters and emails to and from Michael Rolland Davis, and miscellaneous fan mail and birthday greeting cards to Wild. Materials are arranged alphabetically.

Subseries 3.1: Letters to Earl Wild, 1971-2010, and Undated

This subseries contains letters to Wild from various people, music organizations, newspapers, universities, and cultural and activist organizations.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Letters to Earl Wild -- A, 1974-2009, and Undatedseries 3.1box 6folder 1
Letters to Earl Wild -- B, 1973-2004, and Undatedseries 3.1box 6folder 2
Letters to Earl Wild -- C, 1976-2007, and Undatedseries 3.1box 6folder 3
Letters to Earl Wild -- D, 1977-1985, and Undatedseries 3.1box 6folder 4
Letters to Earl Wild -- E, 1973-1988series 3.1box 6folder 5
Letters to Earl Wild -- F, 1975-2010series 3.1box 6folder 6
Letters to Earl Wild -- G, 1971-2007series 3.1box 6folder 7
Letters to Earl Wild -- H, 1974-2001, and Undatedseries 3.1box 6folder 8
Letters to Earl Wild -- I, 1986-1996series 3.1box 6folder 9
Letters to Earl Wild -- J, 1976-1990series 3.1box 6folder 10
Letters to Earl Wild -- K, 1975-2003, and Undatedseries 3.1box 6folder 11
Letters to Earl Wild -- L, 1982-2003, and Undatedseries 3.1box 6folder 12
Letters to Earl Wild -- M, 1977-2001, and Undatedseries 3.1box 6folder 13
Letters to Earl Wild -- N, 1978-2008, and Undatedseries 3.1box 6folder 14
Letters to Earl Wild -- O, 1978-1993, and Undatedseries 3.1box 6folder 15
Letters to Earl Wild -- P, 1975-2005, and Undatedseries 3.1box 6folder 16
Letters to Earl Wild -- R, 1977-2004series 3.1box 6folder 17
Letters to Earl Wild -- S, 1974-2009, and Undatedseries 3.1box 6folder 18
Letters to Earl Wild -- T, 1975-2007, and Undatedseries 3.1box 6folder 19
Letters to Earl Wild -- U, 1987-1990, and Undatedseries 3.1box 7folder 1
Letters to Earl Wild -- V, 1982-2006series 3.1box 7folder 2
Letters to Earl Wild -- W, 1975-2005, and Undatedseries 3.1box 7folder 3
Letters to Earl Wild -- Y-Z, 1978-1989 1978-1989series 3.1box 7folder 4

Subseries 3.2: Letters from Earl Wild, 1977-2004

This subseries contains letters from Wild to several people, universities, newspapers, music companies, and the Supreme Court.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Letters from Earl Wild, 1977-2004series 3.2box 7folder 5

Subseries 3.3: Michael Rolland Davis Correspondence, 1987-2010

This subseries contains letters from Michael Rolland Davis to John Amis and Arnold VanHeek and emails to Michael Rolland Davis from several people and four different online piano groups.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Letters from Michael Rolland Davis, 1987-1996series 3.3box 7folder 6
Email Correspondence, 1994-2010series 3.3box 7folder 7

Subseries 3.4: Miscellaneous Letters to Earl Wild, 1973-2006, and Undated

This subseries contains letters to Wild from his 85th birthday concert at Carnegie Hall, miscellaneous birthday and greeting cards, fan mail, and other unidentified correspondence.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Carnegie Hall -- 85th Birthday Concert, 1990, and Undatedseries 3.4box 7folder 8
Birthday, Other Greeting Cards, 1990-2006, and Undatedseries 3.4box 7folder 9
Miscellaneous Fan Mail, 1988, and Undatedseries 3.4box 7folder 10
Unidentified Letters, 1973-2006, and Undatedseries 3.4box 7folder 11

Series 4: Compositions by Earl Wild, 1934-2003 (null)

This series contains Wilds transcriptions for the piano of Gershwin and Rachmaninoff songs and concert materials of various works written by Wild. Materials are arranged alphabetically.

Subseries 4.1: Literature, 1989-2000

This subseries contains Wilds transcriptions for the piano of Gershwin and Rachmaninoff songs.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / FrameItem
Literature, 1989-2000series 4.1box 7folder 12
Selected Gershwin Songs as Transcribed for the Piano by George Gershwin and Earl Wild (DMA document by Yun-Ling Hsu Ohio State University), 2000series 4.1box 7folder 12item 1.0
Twelve Rachmaninoff Songs as Transcribed for Piano by Earl Wild: An Introductory Study (DMA document by Ching-Jen Wu Ohio State University), 1989series 4.1box 7folder 12item 2.0

Subseries 4.2: Concert Materials, 1934-2003

This subseries contains articles, invitations, and programs about Wilds compositions, including The Revelation and Fantasy on Gershwin's Porgy and Bess.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Earl Wild as Composer -- Works by Earl Wild, 1934-2003series 4.2box 7folder 13

Series 5: Teaching Activities/Adjudication, 1980-2006, and Undated (0.75 Linear Feet)

This series contains a document on Wilds piano teaching, materials on his master classes, his classroom and lesson materials, concert programs and reviews for Wilds students, faculty materials, and adjudicator materials related to his various piano competitions. Materials are arranged alphabetically.

Subseries 5.1: Teaching Activities, 1980-2006

This subseries contains a document on Wilds piano teaching method and style by Debora Arder, materials related to Wilds master classes, classroom and lesson materials, recital programs and reviews for Wilds students, and a faculty report card and ID card.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
The piano teaching of Earl Wild: An introduction to his method and style, 1995series 5.1box 8folder 1
Master Classes, 1980-2006, and Undatedseries 5.1box 8folder 2
Classroom/Lesson Materials, 1982, and Undatedseries 5.1box 8folder 3
Students, 1983-1992, and Undatedseries 5.1box 8folder 4
Faculty Materials, 1979-1996series 5.1box 8folder 5

Subseries 5.2: Adjudicator, 1981-2002

This subseries contains materials related to Wilds piano competitions, including Rachmaninoff and Liszt piano competition and festival materials and competition notebooks.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / FrameItem
Chitnook Festival, 1982series 5.2box 8folder 6
4th International Franz Liszt Competition, 1996series 5.2box 8folder 7
3rd International Rachmaninoff Symposium, 2001series 5.2box 8folder 8
Rachmaninoff International Piano Symposium and Festival, 2002series 5.2box 8folder 9
6th Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, 1981series 5.2box 8folder 10
6th Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, 1981series 5.2box 8folder 10item 1.0
6th Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, 1981series 5.2box 8folder 10item 2.0

Series 6: Photographs, Circa 1880-2008, and Undated (2.00 Linear Feet)

This series contains informal photographs of Wild, publicity photos, photographs of Wild on special occasions and with colleagues, and miscellaneous photographs. Materials are arranged chronologically.

Subseries 6.1: Formal and Informal Photographs of Earl Wild, 1931-2005, and Undated

This subseries contains publicity photographs, studio portraits, informal snapshots, and photographs of Wild on a tractor and in costume. Materials in this subseries are arranged chronologically by subject.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Publicity Photos/Studio Portraits, 1931-Circa 1962series 6.1box 9folder 1
Publicity Photos/Studio Portraits, 1965-1980series 6.1box 9folder 2
Publicity Photos/Studio Portraits, 1965-1980series 6.1box 9folder 3
Publicity Photos/Studio Portraits, 1965-1980series 6.1box 9folder 4
Publicity Photos/Studio Portraits, 1965-1980series 6.1box 9folder 5
Publicity Photos/Studio Portraits, 1965-1980series 6.1box 9folder 6
Publicity Photos/Studio Portraits, 1965-1980series 6.1box 9folder 7
Publicity Photos/Studio Portraits, 1965-1980series 6.1box 9folder 8
Publicity Photos/Studio Portraits, 1965-1980series 6.1box 9folder 9
Publicity Photos/Studio Portraits, 1965-1980series 6.1box 9folder 10
Publicity Photos/Studio Portraits, 1965-1980series 6.1box 9folder 11
Publicity Photos/Studio Portraits, Undatedseries 6.1box 9folder 12
Publicity Photos/Studio Portraits, Circa 1980-1986series 6.1box 9folder 13
Publicity Photos/Studio Portraits, Circa 1980-1986series 6.1box 9folder 14
Publicity Photos/Studio Portraits, Circa 1980-1986series 6.1box 9folder 15
Publicity Photos/Studio Portraits, Circa 1980-1986series 6.1box 9folder 16
Wynard Photo Shoot, 1986series 6.1box 9folder 17
Publicity Photos/Studio Portraits, Circa 1986series 6.1box 9folder 18
Publicity Photos/Studio Portraits, 1987-Circa 1989series 6.1box 9folder 19
Publicity Photos/Studio Portraits, 1987-Circa 1989series 6.1box 9folder 20
Publicity Photos/Studio Portraits, 1987-Circa 1989series 6.1box 9folder 21
Publicity Photos/Studio Portraits, 1987-Circa 1989series 6.1box 9folder 22
Publicity Photos/Studio Portraits, 1987-Circa 1989series 6.1box 9folder 23
Publicity Photos/Studio Portraits, 1989-1990series 6.1box 9folder 24
Publicity Photos/Studio Portraits, Undatedseries 6.1box 9folder 25
Publicity Photos/Studio Portraits, Circa 1990-2000series 6.1box 9folder 26
Publicity Photos/Studio Portraits, Circa 1990-2000series 6.1box 9folder 27
Publicity Photos/Studio Portraits, Circa 1990-2000series 6.1box 9folder 28
Publicity Photos/Studio Portraits, Circa 1990-2000series 6.1box 9folder 29
Publicity Photos/Studio Portraits, Circa 1990-2000series 6.1box 9folder 30
Publicity Photos/Studio Portraits, Circa 1990-2000series 6.1box 9folder 31
Miscellaneous Publicity Photos, Circa 1965-1980series 6.1box 9folder 32
Informal Snapshots of Earl Wild, 1919-1965series 6.1box 9folder 33
Informal Snapshots of Earl Wild, 1970s-1980sseries 6.1box 9folder 34
Informal Snapshots of Earl Wild, 1990s-2005series 6.1box 9folder 35
Earl Wild at the Piano, 1945-2003, and Undatedseries 6.1box 9folder 36
Earl Wild at the Piano, 1945-2003, and Undatedseries 6.1box 9folder 37
Earl Wild at Wolf Trap, 1979series 6.1box 9folder 38
"Pope" Snapshots, 1980series 6.1box 9folder 39
Earl Wild on his Tractor, Undatedseries 6.1box 9folder 40

Subseries 6.2: Significant Occasions, Circa 1948-2008, and Undated

This subseries contains photographs of Wild on ABC television, at various concerts, being presented with awards, in China and Korea, and at Carnegie Hall Birthday recitals.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Conducting the ABC Radio Orchestra, Circa 1948series 6.2box 9folder 41
With Jose Ferrer -- Sante Fe Opera production of Gianni Schicchi, 1960series 6.2box 9folder 42
Revelations -- Easter Oratorio -- ABC Television, 1962series 6.2box 9folder 43
Liszt Hungarian Fantasy Recording -- Russell Stranger, 1963series 6.2box 9folder 44
With Malcolm Sargent -- Chopin Concerto No. 1, 1965series 6.2box 9folder 45
With Sixten Ehrling -- Hollywood Bowl Performance, 1965series 6.2box 9folder 46
With Marvin David Levy, Sir Georg Solti -- Premiere of Levy Concerto, 1970series 6.2box 9folder 47
Performance of "The Turquoise Horse", 1976series 6.2box 9folder 48
Van Cliburn Jury, 1981series 6.2box 9folder 49
With pianist/teacher Guang Ren Zhou -- China, 1983series 6.2box 9folder 50
Far East -- China, Korea, 1983, and Undatedseries 6.2box 9folder 51
Liszt Recitals -- At Wynard, 1986series 6.2box 9folder 52
With Lord Londonberry -- At Wynard, 1986series 6.2box 9folder 53
Carnegie Hall Birthday Recitals, 1990-1995series 6.2box 9folder 54
Earl Wild Presented with the Lizst Medal by the Hungarian Ambassador, 1986series 6.2box 9folder 55
Ohio Senate/House Resolutions, 1990series 6.2box 9folder 56
"Doo-Dah" Variations Premiere -- With Joseph Giunta, 1991series 6.2box 9folder 57
Honorary Doctorate -- Grand State Valley University, 1992series 6.2box 9folder 58
National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences Award, 1996series 6.2box 9folder 59
Amsterdam Concerts, 1998-2005series 6.2box 9folder 60
Carnegie Hall 85th Birthday Recital, 2000series 6.2box 9folder 61
Disney Hall Grammy Salute, 2008series 6.2box 9folder 62
Various Displays Honoring Earl Wild, 1974-1986, and Undatedseries 6.2box 9folder 63

Subseries 6.3: Earl Wild with Colleagues, 1949-2005, and Undated

This subseries contains pictures of Wild with colleagues, including pictures with composers, conductors, pianists, Wolf Trap performers, singers, and other friends.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
With Paul Whiteman, Helen Hayes, 1959, and Undatedseries 6.3box 9folder 64
With Arthur Fieldler, 1950s-1972, and Undatedseries 6.3box 9folder 65
With Emerson Buckley?, Undatedseries 6.3box 9folder 66
With Various Conductors/Rehearsing with Orchestras, 1950-1973, and Undatedseries 6.3box 9folder 67
With Composers -- Leonard Bernstein, Aaron Copland, Paul Creston, 1949-1989, and Undatedseries 6.3box 9folder 68
With Pianists -- Gina Bachauer, Jorge Bolet, Philippe Entremont, Alicia de Larrocha, Liberace, Garrick Ohlsson, Abbey Simon, Ruth Slenczynska, 1980s, and Undatedseries 6.3box 9folder 69
With Wolf Trap Performers, 1979, and Undatedseries 6.3box 9folder 70
With Singers -- Leontyne Price, Evelyn Lear, Undatedseries 6.3box 9folder 71
Unidentified Performance -- With Singers, Instrumentalist, Undatedseries 6.3box 9folder 72
With Princess Margaret, Undatedseries 6.3box 9folder 73
Unidentified Reception, Undatedseries 6.3box 9folder 74
Earl Wild with Various Friends -- Early Snapshots, 1949, and Undatedseries 6.3box 9folder 75
Earl Wild with Various Friends, 1980, and Undatedseries 6.3box 9folder 76
Earl Wild with Various Friends, 1960-2005, and Undatedseries 6.3box 9folder 77
Earl Wild with Various Friends, 1960-2005, and Undatedseries 6.3box 9folder 78
Earl Wild with Various Friends, 1960-2005, and Undatedseries 6.3box 9folder 79
Earl Wild with Various Friends, 1960-2005, and Undatedseries 6.3box 9folder 80

Subseries 6.4: Miscellaneous Photographs, Circa 1880-2008, and Undated

This subseries contains photographs of other people without Wild and scans of photographs used in A Walk on the Wild Side. Materials in this subseries are arranged alphabetically.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Photos of Others -- Wild not included, 1990, and Undatedseries 6.4box 9folder 81
Photographs from "A Walk on the Wild Side", Circa 1880-2008series 6.4box 9folder 82

Series 7: Oversized Materials, 1939-1995, and Undated (null)

This series contains concert flyers and oversized photographs of Wild. Materials are arranged by subject.

Subseries 7.1: Concert Flyers, 1939-1995, and Undated

This subseries contains publicity flyers for Wilds performance with tenor William Lewis, his marathon performance of seven Beethoven sonatas, and his 1995 recital at Carnegie Hall.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Concert Flyers, 1939-1995, and Undatedseries 7.1box 10folder 1

Subseries 7.2: Photographs, 1961-1981, and Undated

This subseries contains oversized photographs of Wild rehearsing with an orchestra, performing with William Lewis, and on a motorcycle with friends.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Photographs, 1961-1981, and Undatedseries 7.2box 10folder 2

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