Van Cliburn's Cold War Win

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This April 11, 1958 file photo shows pianist Van Cliburn performing in final round of Tchaikovsky International Piano & Violin competition in Moscow.

Stuart Isacoff, pianist, writer, and the founder/editor of Piano Today magazine, joins us to discuss his book, When the World Stopped to Listen: Van Cliburn's Cold War Triumph, and Its Aftermath. He tells the story of Van Cliburn, a young pianist from Texas, who in 1958 caused a major upset by winning the Tchaikovsky International Piano Competition in Moscow at the height of the Cold War.