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He was the best of our generation and made history.
Van Cliburn was a classical pianist whose triumphant win at an international piano competition in Moscow in 1958 represented a Cold War victory for the U.S.
I read the news today, oh boy .. ..
About a lucky man who made the grade
I, for one, am SHOCKED.
Come on, the guy was a bit of a jerk, but I wouldn't go as far as calling him that!
This post was edited by LoneWolfSparty 17 months ago
Tremendous musician, this is a big loss for the music community.
tRCMB - Visit at your own risk of being disgusted.
I had his poster up on my wall in the dorm.
Saw both Van Cliburn and Vladamir Horowitz in 1975 or 76 at MSU's old Auditorium. Both men were amazing, but Horowitz was a freak of musical nature. RIP to Cliburn.
.....I was born to synthesize.....
Minor chuckle. +1.
Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read. - Groucho Marx
Sorry to have interrupted your sordid life with the news about someone who had class, culture and great talent.
Not only do you insult a great musician, but now also a fellow Spartan?!?
He will live on through his piano competition in Fort Worth. It is every four years. Attending once, I was able to see many who would go on to accomplished careers.
Question authority. Power to the people
an artist AND celebrity.
Who names their pianist?
Sordid AND classless.
22 points for Pinky
His recording of the Brahms' rhapsody in B minor got me into that composer's piano repertoire. Give it a listen.
Also I interviewed the director of "They Came to Play," a documentary about Cliburns amateur piano competition.
Trivia Fact: MSU Professor Emeritus of Piano Ralph Votapek won the first Van Cliburn competition in 1962.
This post was edited by Ghostrunner 17 months ago
Tragic loss. I pray for his family that they can find peace in this difficult time.
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