prudence mackintosh

Texas
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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