Few Insights into Van Cliburn
Philip Kennicott. Philip Kennicott writes on classical music from New York., The Christian Science Monitor
VAN CLIBURN By Howard Reich, Thomas Nelson, 428 pp., $24.99.
IT has been 35 years since Van Cliburn was welcomed with a New York ticker-tape parade to celebrate his stunning victory at the 1958 Tchaikovsky Piano Competition at the height of the cold war. In that time, Cliburn has both exceeded and disappointed the artistic expectations he raised.
Some of the key players in his career are gone - Khrushchev, Eisenhower, the impresario Sol Hurok, and the pedagogue Rosina Lhevinne. But enough of the people who made him a legend remain, certainly enough to research and write a critical biography of the artist.
Howard Reich's "Van Cliburn" is not that book. It is …
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Publication information: Article title: Few Insights into Van Cliburn. Contributors: Philip Kennicott. Philip Kennicott writes on classical music from New York. - Author. Newspaper title: The Christian Science Monitor. Publication date: May 21, 1993. Page number: 15. © 2009 The Christian Science Publishing Society. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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