Composer Henryk Gorecki was one of the important classical musicians who died in 2010.
December 27, 2010 We had to say farewell to some of classical music's greatest practitioners this year. As the calendar winds down, we reflect on those who left us — from opera divas Joan Sutherland and Shirley Verrett to the venerable pianist Earl Wild.
American pianist Earl Wild performs at his 90th-birthday recital at Carnegie Hall.
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January 27, 2010 Celebrated for his robust technique and rich tone, American pianist and composer Earl Wild died Saturday at age 94, after an eight-decade career. He performed for six American presidents and was the first pianist to give a solo recital on American television.
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