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Van Cliburn plays Liszt, Chopin, Scriabin and Debussy

Van Cliburn in Moscow, Vol.5

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Van Cliburn — Pianist

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The collection Van Cliburn in Moscow takes us back to a series of concerts the pianist gave in the 1960s, just a few years after his victory at the prestigious Tchaikovsky Competition. The enthusiasm he garnered was unprecedented. Here he gives a recital dedicated to Liszt, Chopin, Scriabin, and Debussy.

Van Cliburn – Harvey Lavan Cliburn (1934–2013) – was the historic winner of the first edition of the Tchaikovsky Competition in 1958. Just as the Cold War was reaching its peak, his playing transcended the ideological divide between the two sides, embodying the universality of music. This victory marked the beginning of an immense career. His newfound notoriety propulsed him onto the world's most prestigious stages concert after concert. He returned to perform numerous times in the USSR between 1960 and 1972.

Photo: Van Cliburn, Courtesy of the Van Cliburn Foundation

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Venue: Great Hall of the Moscow Conservatory (Moscow, Russia)
Production date: 2009
Recording date: 1960–1972
Duration: 1 h 17 min
Production: © Video Artists International, Inc. (All Rights Reserved)
Resolution: SD

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Tuesday, May 24, 2022