In Memoriam: Van Cliburn
May 28, 2013 5:05:00 pm
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Texas pianist Van Cliburn restored the nation’s self-confidence at the height of the Cold War when he won the first Tchaikovsky International Competition in Moscow, Russia, and introduced a whole generation of Americans to the joys of classical music with his lyrical and big-hearted approach to repertoire from the Romantic Era.
Jade Simmons, a Houston-based concert pianist, recording artist and founder/director of the Impulse Artist Series, talks with Bob Stevenson.