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Van Cliburn

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February 27, 2013
I was fortunate to meet him as we were going into the evening services of the Calvary Baptist Church in July, 1968. He played for services there from time to time. It was a highlight of time spent in New York City. He was the best!
February 27, 2013
I had the pleasure of meeting and shaking hands with the Maestro in the DFW Airport - he was not difficult to recognize. I told what a pleasure it was to meet him and he responded - 'you have made my day.' So very gracious a comment to an admirer. This a loss from which the world will NEVER recover.
February 27, 2013
The world has lost a treasure. Heaven's music just became more beautiful.
February 27, 2013
He has departed this world for a better one, but his wonderful music will live forever.
February 27, 2013
People may not realize that he was wanted for a basketball career, but his Mother explained that his hands were insured for the piano. they were a great team.
February 27, 2013
Rest in peace, Van. You will now accompany the angels with your beautiful music.
February 27, 2013
I never met Mr. Cliburn, but I played piano as a child when he was beginning his career. He was always an inspiration to me and he made a difference in my life, even though he never knew it. I now teach music education at a university. I think that part of my world was molded by his life model. He will always be an inspiration.
February 27, 2013
First saw VanCliburn in concert at The Saratoga Performing Arts Center in the early 60's.....a marvelous gentleman with so much talent. I dont think the world will ever realize his contributions to our relationships with Russia or his talents for the Performing Arts. We have lost a true gem. My Sympathy to his family and friends.
February 27, 2013
Rest in Peace, Maestro
February 27, 2013
Such a great loss. Van Cliburn was my inspiration; a joyful life with the piano. What a glorious Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 2 he played! God Bless you and your family.

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