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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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Read about him yesterday, and even though I didn't know him, it's sad
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RIP. He was a great influence on many pianists and musicians.
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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.
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