classical music

10:28 am
Tue April 9, 2013

After Months of Silence, the UT Tower Rings Again

After months of restortation, bells in the main building will ring once more.

Construction workers will be leaving the top of the UT tower today.

For almost six months, the university’s famous carillon bells were silent while the crew performed some pretty extensive renovations. All 56 bells were taken down and re-cast. Now that the largest carillon in Texas is reassembled, it just needs to be fine-tuned.

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Arts and Culture
2:34 pm
Mon March 4, 2013

'Thank You For That Gift': Memories Of Van Cliburn From Medalists

Van Cliburn in concert in 1993.
Ron Jenkins

Originally published on Tue March 5, 2013 3:42 pm

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7:06 am
Sun March 3, 2013

Remembering Van Cliburn

Van Cliburn playing the Moscow Conservatory in 1958's Tchaikovsky Competition
Van Cliburn Foundation

Funeral services will be held today for one of Texas' most famous classical musicians, Van Cliburn. He died last week at age 78.

Austin author Prudence Mackintosh wrote a beautiful memory of her attempts to contact the pianist before his death, which follows below. Mackintosh came to KUT to talk about Cliburn's legacy.  

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