Mr. Cliburn Autographed my tattered copy of Beethoven's "Moonlight Sonata," sheet music in 1970, when I was studying the piano as a youth. I brought my mother to what would be his last recital in Symphony Hall, Boston, in 2001, his first recital in Boston in 30 years. He commented from the stage on how much he enjoyed playing in Symphony Hall. For an encore he played one of his own compositions. His hand are now silent.