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Van Cliburn in 1966. The late pianist pulled off a stunning victory at in 1958 at the first International Tchaikovsky Piano Competition, held in Moscow at the height of the Cold War. Dutch National Archives / Wikimedia Commons hide caption

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Among Pianists In Moscow, An Abiding Love For A Show-Stealing American

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The First Cliburn International Junior Piano Competition and Festival will give competitors 13-17 years old a chance at a Cliburn victory. Van Cliburn Foundation hide caption

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By Their Fingertips: Teen Pianists In New Cliburn Competition

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Cliburn medalists Beatrice Rana, second place winner; Vadym Kholodenko, first place winner; and Sean Chen, third place winner, receive applause from the audience at the final awards ceremony at the 14th Van Cliburn International Piano Competition on Sunday. Rodger Mallison/MCT/Landov hide caption

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Ukrainian Wins Top Prize At Van Cliburn Piano Competition

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Chinese pianist Fei-Fei Dong, 22, performs at the 14th Van Cliburn International Piano Competition in Fort Worth, Texas. The Juilliard School graduate student is among six musicians chosen for the final round. Ralph Lauer/Cliburn Foundation hide caption

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The Cliburn Competition After Van

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A youthful Van Cliburn, captured mid-concerto. Courtesy of the Van Cliburn Foundation hide caption

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Remembering Van Cliburn, A Giant Among Pianists And A Cold War Idol

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Samuel Barber wasn't afraid to use traditional tonality in his works, despite scathing reviews from critics. Bettmann/Corbis hide caption

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Samuel Barber At 100, Reconsidered

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Cliburn Piano Competition Embraces Internet

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Ted Libbey Recommends Tchaikovsky's Piano Concerto No. 1

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Van Cliburn: Treasuring Moscow After 50 Years

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