RIP Van Cliburn

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RIP Van Cliburn

Postby Tonyblack » Thu Feb 28, 2013 5:23 am

Classical Music lost one of its great virtuoso pianists yesterday when Tchaikovsky Competition winner Van Cliburn died.

New York Times article

RIP Van Cliburn. :(

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Re: RIP Van Cliburn

Postby Jan Van Quirm » Thu Feb 28, 2013 2:32 pm

RIP :cry:
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Re: RIP Van Cliburn

Postby michelanCello » Thu Feb 28, 2013 4:06 pm

Read about him yesterday, and even though I didn't know him, it's sad :( RIP
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Re: RIP Van Cliburn

Postby TinatheConfused » Thu Feb 28, 2013 4:30 pm

RIP. He was a great influence on many pianists and musicians.
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Re: RIP Van Cliburn

Postby swreader » Thu Feb 28, 2013 8:49 pm

RIP Van Cliburn. I'm showing my age, but I remember when he won this competition (as seen in the cover of the album) just 6 months after the Russians launched sputnik. He made the cover of Time Magazine with the label "The Texan Who Conquered Russia". He was a major influence on so many up and coming pianists. He's one of my favorite players. "May flights of angels sing thee to thy rest" Mr. Cliburn. :cry:
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