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Van Cliburn, American Classical Pianist, Dies

February 27, 2013
The Post-Journal

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - Van Cliburn, the internationally celebrated pianist whose triumph at a 1958 Moscow competition helped thaw the Cold War and launched a spectacular career that made him the rare classical musician to enjoy rock-star status, died Wednesday after a fight with bone cancer. He was 78.

 
 
 

 

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