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#2474845 - 02/27/13 08:40 PM RIP: Van Cliburn
whitefang Offline
10k Club

Registered: 05/13/02
Posts: 10560
Loc: Lincoln Park, MI, UNITED STATE...
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!

GP Island
#2474849 - 02/27/13 09:09 PM Re: RIP: Van Cliburn [Re: whitefang]
Larryz Offline
10k Club

Registered: 06/23/08
Posts: 10876
Loc: Northern California <--- deep in the heart of Texas...his spirit lives on with the music of the masters.
Take care, Larryz

#2475104 - 02/28/13 10:40 PM Re: RIP: Van Cliburn [Re: whitefang]
skipclone 1 Offline
MP Hall of Fame Member

Registered: 08/21/03
Posts: 8103
Loc: Japan
From the penthouse of musicianship-a great loss.
Same old surprises, brand new cliches-

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