Van Cliburn

Pianist. 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, at the age of 23, achieved worldwide recognition when he won the inaugural International Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow in 1958 (during the Cold War).

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

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

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Franz Liszt
Mephisto Waltz No 1 transc for piano
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Mephisto Waltz No 1 transc for piano
Frédéric Chopin
Piano Sonata No 3 in B minor, Op 58
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Piano Sonata No 3 in B minor, Op 58
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"
Sergey Rachmaninov
Piano Concerto No. 3 in D minor
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Piano Concerto No. 3 in D minor
Sergey 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
Sergey 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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