What's My Line? http://wrti.org en 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