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1934 Birth of American pianist Van Cliburn in Shreveport Louisiana. As a child was taught by his mother, in 1958 was the first American to win the Tchaikovsky Prize in Moscow.
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February 27

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2013 - Death of pianist Van Cliburn. Born 12 July 1934 in Shreveport, Louisiana. As a child was taught by his mother, in 1958 was the first American to win the Tchaikovsky Prize in Moscow and became an American hero. See our January/February 2018 review of the book,  When the World Stopped to Listen: Van Cliburn's Cold War Triumph, and It...
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Jan/Feb 2018: First Looks Book Review - When the World Stopped to Listen: Van Cliburn’s Cold War Triumph, and Its Aftermath

New Music Reviews Closer Look As someone who was fortunate enough to study at the Tchaikovsky Conservatory in Moscow and to participate in the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, this book was truly a delight. It not only brought back wonderful memories from Moscow and Fort Worth, but, more importantly, it gave me a much better historical ...
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