Beethoven's sonatas are milestones in piano literature. And when two masters meet in profound rapport a composer second to none and a pianist whose temperament is so totally suited to the music the results are a melding of reverence and passion. As the living dean of American pianists, Earl Wild has been performing Beethoven's music for 75 years. Mr. Wild is the kindred soul and perfect spokesman who divulges the musical secrets of the master. In Earl Wild's interpretations the sonatas abound in the vitality and irresistible urgency. This recital of major piano sonatas is made even more delectable with the inclusion of Franz Liszt exceptional piano transcription of Beethoven's First Symphony Op.21. This disc includes virtuoso music, full of emotion and energy - performed unforgettably!