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.
Russell Gloyd, Brubeck’s manager, says he died Wednesday morning of heart failure, after being stricken while on his way to a cardiology appointment with his son. He would have turned 92 on Thursday.
One man’s way of coping with the economic situation is music to a lot of people’s ears. Struggling actor Dotan Negrin turned to ticking the ivories to make a living.
Have you ever thought about learning to play the piano, but just don’t have the time to get to a lesson every week? There’s one teacher who says you don’t even have to leave your house, and neither does he.
Standing in a hole carved in the center of a piano, Evan Shinners reaches over the top playing from above and using his feet to push the instrument across floors. It’s not a joke. It’s the latest exhibit at the Museum of Modern Art.
It’s unmistakable – the Sugarplum Fairy’s solo in Tchaikovsky’s classic ballet.
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