Tag: Van Cliburn

Overtures: Notes on the classical scene

May bursts into blooms in the classical music world. The biggest bouquet is the 14th quadrennial appearance of the Cliburn International Piano Competition, the most enduring legacy of the gay maestro

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Despite passing, Cliburn piano competition goes on

Van Cliburn the man may be gone, but the competition named in his honor continues, as evidenced this morning by the release of the 30 competitors slated to appear at the 14th annual piano competition. Ranging in age from 19 to 30, they represent countries from China to Poland.

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Gay maestro Van Cliburn dies

Van Cliburn, the Texas native who became the most acclaimed pianist of the second half the 20th century, has died, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram and other outlets are reporting. He was 78. He revealed last fall that he had cancer.

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Overtures: Our classical music calendar

Now that the holiday concerts are behind us, the classical season returns in full in February — and none too soon. Our classica music expert, Gregory Sullivan Isaacs, offers these notes on what to look for in February, including Joshua Bell, Mahler’s Sixth and an opera with Julia Child

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Cliburn documentary airs on KERA Wednesday

A Surprise in Texas, the documentary about the quadrennial Van Cliburn piano competition named for Fort Worth’s celebrated gay musician, will air on KERA 13 Wed., Sept. 1. The film, which made the rounds of film festivals...

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