Van Cliburn

Born 12 July 1934. Died 27 February 2013
Van Cliburn
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Van Cliburn

Van Cliburn Biography (Wikipedia)

Harvey Lavan "Van" Cliburn Jr. (July 12, 1934 – February 27, 2013) was an American pianist who achieved worldwide recognition in 1958, at the age of 23, when he won the inaugural quadrennial International Tchaikovsky Piano Competition in Moscow during the Cold War.

His mother, an accomplished pianist and piano teacher, discovered him playing at age three and mimicking one of her students. She arranged for him to start taking lessons. He developed a rich, round tone and a singing voice-like phrasing, having been taught from the start to sing each piece.

Van Cliburn toured domestically and overseas. He played for royalty, heads of state, and every U.S. president from Harry S. Truman to Barack Obama.

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Frédéric Chopin
Sonata no. 3 in B minor Op.58 for piano
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Sonata no. 3 in B minor Op.58 for piano
Edward MacDowell
To a Wild Rose
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To a Wild Rose
Robert Schumann
Piano Concerto in A minor, Op 54 (1st mvt)
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Piano Concerto in A minor, Op 54 (1st mvt)
Ludwig van Beethoven
Piano Sonata No.23 in F minor (Op.57) "Appassionata"
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Piano Sonata No.23 in F minor (Op.57) "Appassionata"
Sergei Rachmaninov
Piano Concerto No. 3 in D minor
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Piano Concerto No. 3 in D minor
Sergei Rachmaninov
Prelude in G minor, Op 23 No 5
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Prelude in G minor, Op 23 No 5
Van Cliburn
Piano Sonata No 2 in B flat minor, Op 36
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Piano Sonata No 2 in B flat minor, Op 36
Johannes Brahms
Rhapsodies, Op 79
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Rhapsodies, Op 79
Sergei Rachmaninov
Rhapsody on a theme of Paganini Op.43 for piano and orchestra (feat. Eugene Ormandy, Van Cliburn & The Philadelphia Orchestra)
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Rhapsody on a theme of Paganini Op.43 for piano and orchestra (feat. Eugene Ormandy, Van Cliburn & The Philadelphia Orchestra)
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Piano Concerto No.1 - 2nd and 3rd mvts (feat. Van Cliburn, RCA Victor Symphony Orchestra & Kirill Kondrashin)
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Piano Concerto No.1 - 2nd and 3rd mvts (feat. Van Cliburn, RCA Victor Symphony Orchestra & Kirill Kondrashin)
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