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February 28, 2013
Be careful of the piece you choose to play, as you will play it for the rest of your life. I am not sure whether or not his mother told him this in the book on Van Cliburn's life.
February 28, 2013
Thank you from the bottom of my heart for inspiring my career as a music teacher. We will miss you, but I know you are at peace and with God. Play on!
February 28, 2013
I met Van Cliburn by chance at breakfast in the Hyatt hotel in Nashville in the early 80s. I greeted him and he invited me to join him for breakfast. We had a most engaging time talking about music, music schools and performances. As an Eastman School of Music grad I was able to share with him mutual acquaintances and friends. Mostly, I listened to him share about his years as a young concert artist. But he also seemed genuinely interested in my music career as well. He was a most gracious and kind person. I was honored to spend time with him.
February 28, 2013
A great musician, a great man, a great Texan.
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