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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A8XujOW6eRs http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UPEp2wlzbeI After his stunning victory at the first Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow in 1958, pianist Van Cliburn had every right to boast for the rest of his career. But that wasn't in his nature. Ask anyone who ever met him and they'll tell you he was humble and gracious. The only time I ever met him, for a fleeting moment backstage after a Kennedy Center performance in 1997, he shook my hand, paused leisurely as if...

Remembering Van Cliburn

Mar 3, 2013
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.