premier, I mean PRE-mier pianist. The mysterious Cliburn passed away of bone cancer at the age of 78. Seems like only yesterday, he was the "wonder kid" from Texas who blew us, and the world away at the Tchaikowsky competition at the height of the cold war. I have a few of his recordings, and the man was NOT overrated.
Rest easy, Maestro.
I started out with NOTHING...and I still have most of it left!