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.