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Van Cliburn’s victory


by Anne Bothwell 29 Feb 2008

The 50th anniversary of piano legend Van Cliburn’s Tchaikovsky competition victory in Moscow isn’t until April 14th, but Fort Worth, home of the Cliburn Competition, begins celebrating tomorrow. Cliburn’s shocking win, at the age of 23, during the height of the Cold War, helped ease, at least temporarily,  American’s fears about Soviet superiority.    Go  here […]

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The 50th anniversary of piano legend Van Cliburn’s Tchaikovsky competition victory in Moscow isn’t until April 14th, but Fort Worth, home of the Cliburn Competition, begins celebrating tomorrow. Cliburn’s shocking win, at the age of 23, during the height of the Cold War, helped ease, at least temporarily,  American’s fears about Soviet superiority.  

 Go  here to listen to a report from 90.1’s Bill Zeeble on the celebration plans in Fort Worth.

NPR’s Scott Simon interviews Van Cliburn for Weekend Edition. Listen or read here.

Dallas Morning News coverage.

Star-Telegram editorial

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