Van Cliburn plays Rachmaninov’s Piano Concerto No. 3 in Moscow in 1958

Legendary pianist Van Cliburn, the only solo musician of any genre to receive a ticker-tape parade in New York City and the first classical musician to sell a million albums, died Wednesday morning in his Fort Worth, Texas, home. The 78-year-old Texan soared to world fame in 1958 when he won the first International Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow, at the height of the Cold War.

NPR provides a detailed write up of the famous musician here.

 

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