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Van Cliburn

The Magic Of Sound: 2016 Cleveland International Piano Competition Transcends Politics

Kate Bakhtiyarova | Posted 08.10.2016 | Arts
Kate Bakhtiyarova

When Cliburn returned to the states, he was awarded with a tickertape parade down Broadway in New York City. No American classical musician has been so lauded since. Fast forward about fifty years.

"Virtuosity," Documentary on the 2013 Van Cliburn Piano Competition

Ronald Tiersky | Posted 08.05.2016 | Arts
Ronald Tiersky

If competition fosters outstanding performance, the Van Cliburn piano competition shows this works in the arts as well as the economy. "Virtuosity," a documentary on the 2013 Cliburn competition, is directed by Christopher Wilkinson.

Jeffrey Biegel Is Rainbow High on New CD: Life According To Chopin: Chopin's Greatest Piano Solos

Sean Martinfield | Posted 07.13.2014 | Arts
Sean Martinfield

During our recent interview, Jeffrey Biegel described a controlling force in Chopin's writing and how it informs tradition and performance.

A Conversation With Pianist Roman Rabinovich

Sean Martinfield | Posted 05.11.2014 | San Francisco
Sean Martinfield

Pianist Roman Rabinovich is currently on a cross-country tour with the Haifa Symphony Orchestra. It is the orchestra's first appearance in the United States and is being led by its Principal Guest Conductor, Boguslaw Dawidow.

LBJ, BBQ Diplomacy, And The Great BBQ That Never Happened

Meathead | Posted 04.26.2014 | Taste

Barbecue has been used as a tool in American political campaigns for more than 150 years.

Elvis, Meryl & Michael at the Cliburn: The Intangibles of "It"

Jade Simmons | Posted 08.03.2013 | Arts
Jade Simmons

You don't necessarily know him any better when he leaves the stage, but you want to. Therefore, you've just got to hear him again. He's a powerhouse, like Elvis. That's his "it."

A Day at the Races

Leonard Slatkin | Posted 08.03.2013 | Arts
Leonard Slatkin

Certainly a performance must be judged on its own merit and will usually be a matter of taste on the part of the listener. But how can one truly be objective in a field that is all about subjectivity?

The Ethnography of Second Chances: 2nd Recitals at the Cliburn

Jade Simmons | Posted 07.31.2013 | Arts
Jade Simmons

The instant notable result of adding a second preliminary recital to the mix? In the first round of recitals, the troubling stench of desperation that use to permeate the prelims has evaporated.

A Cameraman's Bird's Eye View at the Cliburn: It's Not What You Think

Jade Simmons | Posted 07.29.2013 | Arts
Jade Simmons

I fear it's this venom that is the same thing that repels newcomers away from the Classical music experience and further thickens the stinky atmosphere of snobbish elitism.

Cliburn: Searching for Rough Among the Diamonds

Brad Hill | Posted 07.24.2013 | Arts
Brad Hill

From a global screening, 30 competitors are selected for the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition in Fort Worth, Texas. Can the world's preeminent piano competition anoint a truly original artist?

In Memorium: the Compassion of Van Cliburn

Jade Simmons | Posted 07.18.2013 | Arts
Jade Simmons

He knew the chances of the pianists here having the sort of meteoric rise he'd experienced was slim, but he rooted for all of them passionately nonetheless. He was wonderful on camera indeed, but it was when the camera switched off that I learned the most about Van Cliburn the man.

Finals Week Opens at Indianapolis Piano Competition

Laurence Vittes | Posted 06.16.2013 | Arts
Laurence Vittes

After months of grueling rounds of the usual knuckle-grinding etudes and superhuman virtuoso showpieces, the last week began on Monday with the first of five free noontime concerts at Christ Church Cathedral across from Lilly Hall.

21st Century Musicians: New Pathways

Tony Woodcock | Posted 05.13.2013 | College
Tony Woodcock

We are all prone to plateau in our endeavors, because we don't have such constant critical prodding and feedback. So our tennis, golf, snooker, running, weightlifting attain a certain level, but then get stuck.

Van Cliburn and My Two Enchanted Evenings

Mary Daily | Posted 05.08.2013 | Arts
Mary Daily

News last week of the death of pianist Van Cliburn brought back fond memories for me, of someone who made an indelible impression on me at a young age.

In the Key of Life: Van Cliburn and the Piano Double

Paul R. Rundle | Posted 05.04.2013 | Arts
Paul R. Rundle

Van Cliburn's playing was neither "musically incorrect, nor too careful, pedantic or cerebral. On the contrary, it was often exciting, sometimes daring and nearly always infused with that most elusive of qualities: transportive power.

'Music Is Enough for a Lifetime But a Lifetime Is Not Enough for Music:' Van Cliburn (1934-2013)

Paul Holdengraber | Posted 05.02.2013 | Arts
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Paul Holdengraber

I hope, with the tremendous loss of Van Cliburn, the vacuum it leaves, of this gentle, magnificent soul, we will, I hope be able to console ourselves slightly with these not yet issued recordings by one of the greatest lyrical pianists the world has ever known. Fingers crossed.

Susan Wadsworth: Almost 50 Years of Young Concert Artists Series

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Jim Luce

Not many people can fulfill their passion - and build an institution - for fifty years. Susan Wadsworth can. The founder of the Young Concert Artist...

Dudamel Begins New Era at L.A. Philharmonic

Donna Perlmutter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Donna Perlmutter

On Thursday, Gustavo Dudamel, the Los Angeles Philharmonic's new podium chief, bedazzled an elite crowd, sold to the walls and thronged with celebrities.

Arctic Monkeys' Humbug, This Week's New Album Releases, and More

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
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Mike Ragogna

It's refreshing that a young, promising group like Arctic Monkeys and its producers were smart enough to reinvent the brand before it got stale and formulaic, which this project absolutely is not.