The legendary pianist dead
We deeply regret the death of Van Cliburn, the greatest american pianist. All music world mourns this loss, but his contribution to art is immortal.
"...Van Cliburn, the American pianist whose first-place award at the 1958 International Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow made him an overnight sensation and propelled him to a phenomenally successful and lucrative career, though a short-lived one, died on Wednesday at his home in Fort Worth. He was 78..." (The New York Times Van Cliburn, Cold War Musical Envoy, Dies at 78)