Cliburn Takes Moscow

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Friday, March 04, 2011

This week pianist Van Cliburn was one of ten artists to receive the National Medal of Arts from President Obama.  Here is an episode of Fishko Files originally produced to mark the 50th anniversary of Cliburn’s historic victory in Moscow during the Cold War.






WNYC Production Credits...

Mix Engineer: Wayne Shulmister

Assistant Producer: Laura Mayer

Managing Editor, WNYC News: Karen Frillmann

Produced by:

Sara Fishko
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Comments [2]

Dolores Berggren from Cary, Il

Just discovered your (WNYC) programs! Can't wait to try them all. As a piano/organ player, choir member (including the Swedish Choral Club inChicago, years ago) I love all music. Fiinding this genre is long overdue for me. db

Mar. 12 2011 11:29 AM
Michael Meltzer

Of all the photographs you could choose to honor Van Cliburn, the repeated WQXR choice of the one with Khruschev only reflects how young all of you are at the station.
In November 1956, this thug sent Russian tanks and troops into the streets of Budapest to murder over 2,500 civilian Hungarian demonstrators, no differently than the actions of Qadafy of Libya whom you condemn today. The West did nothing, the reign of terror that followed in Hungary had no equal anywhere in the Soviet empire, before or after.
Read your history.

Mar. 10 2011 07:16 PM

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