Great music, great art, great achievement, great human beings, greatness in all its incarnations is, in the words of this great American artist, “Forever!”
The eyes of Texas, America, the world, and now the angels are upon you.
Cliburn reflects on his place in artistic & political history.
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Our American hero, 2001, Kennedy Center Honors.
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An utterly charming Texan.
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An American in Moscow, 1962.
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3 Replies to “Van Cliburn (1934-2013)”
A great moment from my youth.
No gimmickry, no self aggrandizement,
no arrogance. Just sublime excellence
and artistry in service to our common legacy
of great music.
His personal life was often more turbulent than the image suggested, but natural dignity overrode everything. Admirable.
Genius. Humble. Sad. Gracious. Incomparable.Troubled. Other-worldly. Tormented. Wonderful. Magnificent. Bravo-forever!