Van Cliburn http://wrti.org en The Cliburn Competition After Van http://wrti.org/post/cliburn-competition-after-van <a href="http://artsblog.dallasnews.com/2013/06/cliburn-competition-finalists-named.html/" target="_blank">Six finalists</a> for the 14th <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/87774853/van-cliburn" target="_blank">Van Cliburn</a> International Piano Competition were announced last night in Fort Worth, Texas. For the first time since its inception more than 50 years ago, the contest is taking place without its namesake. Wed, 05 Jun 2013 21:16:00 +0000 Bill Zeeble, KERA 5962 at http://wrti.org The Cliburn Competition After Van The Nearly Lost Generation Of Great Pianists From The Era of Van Cliburn http://wrti.org/post/nearly-lost-generation-great-pianists-era-van-cliburn <p></p><p>Pianist Van Cliburn's international fame landed him on the popular '50s and '60s television quiz show <em>What's My Line?</em> as&nbsp;a mystery guest - not a typical scenario for most classical artists.</p><p>In the wake of his death from cancer on Feb. 27th, the music world is reminded anew that winning the Tchaikovsky Competition in 1958 did him a world of good as well as a world of harm. Yet he wasn't the only one. The Philadelphia Inquirer's David Patrick Stearns looks at the somewhat lost generation that was Cliburn's pianistic contemporaries, including Leon Fleisher, Gary Graffman, and Byron Janis.</p><p>http://youtu.be/2lUFFZqXtoM</p><p></p><p> Mon, 11 Mar 2013 10:03:00 +0000 David Patrick Stearns 5226 at http://wrti.org The Nearly Lost Generation Of Great Pianists From The Era of Van Cliburn Remembering Van Cliburn, A Giant Among Pianists And A Cold War Idol http://wrti.org/post/remembering-van-cliburn-giant-among-pianists-and-cold-war-idol <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=apNTq-Tgf4w</p> Wed, 27 Feb 2013 19:18:41 +0000 Bill Zeeble 5201 at http://wrti.org Remembering Van Cliburn, A Giant Among Pianists And A Cold War Idol Following Violinist Michael Ludwig's Skyrocketing Career! http://wrti.org/post/following-violinist-michael-ludwigs-skyrocketing-career <p>After 14 years as associate concertmaster of The Philadelphia Orchestra, Michael Ludwig made a bold move – he decided to pursue the path of soloist. Fri, 14 Sep 2012 12:49:00 +0000 Jill Pasternak 4429 at http://wrti.org Following Violinist Michael Ludwig's Skyrocketing Career! Van Cliburn Speaks, Atlanta's War Of Words And Domingo's Successor http://wrti.org/post/van-cliburn-speaks-atlantas-war-words-and-domingos-successor <ul><p><li>Very touching: the ailing Van Cliburn <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IajQpNNrkFU" target="_blank">addressed</a> the Fort Worth audience at the concert celebrating his competition's 50th anniversary: "I personally want to thank you all for all of your faithful support. Fri, 14 Sep 2012 11:03:00 +0000 editor 4435 at http://wrti.org Van Cliburn Speaks, Atlanta's War Of Words And Domingo's Successor Van Cliburn Diagnosed With Bone Cancer http://wrti.org/post/van-cliburn-diagnosed-bone-cancer Renowned Fort Worth pianist Van Cliburn, 78, has bone cancer. Long time friend and publicist Mary Lou Falcone issued this brief statement Monday afternoon.<p>"Van Cliburn has been diagnosed with advanced bone cancer," Falcone said. "He is under excellent care and resting comfortably at home. His spirits are high. We ask that his privacy be respected."<p>KERA will report more information as we receive it. The station has a decades-long relationship with Cliburn and The Cliburn Foundation. Mon, 27 Aug 2012 23:26:00 +0000 Jerome Weeks 4357 at http://wrti.org Van Cliburn Diagnosed With Bone Cancer