‘Last of the great Romantic pianists’ Earl Wild, 94, dies

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Earl Wild, 94, an American-born piano virtuoso who was often called "the last of the great Romantic pianists," died Jan. 23 at his home in Palm Springs, Calif. He had congestive heart failure.

Mr. Wild had to be "the world’s only pianist to have composed for Sid Caesar, toured with Eleanor Roosevelt and been ranked in dexterity with Vladimir Horowitz," The Washington Post pointed out in 198