Van Cliburn - Piano Concerto No. 1 - Final of the 1958 Tchaikovsky C
  • Classical music composed by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky The First International Tchaikovsky Competition - Moscow - 1958 (Complete Live Recording) Piano Concerto No. 1 in B flat minor, Op. 23 - Pyotr II'yich Tchaikovsky Performers: Van Cliburn (Piano) Kirill Kondrashin (Conductor) Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra (Orchestra) (Applause) 0.14 I. Allegro non troppo e malto maestoso 20.05 II. Andante semplice - Prestissimo - Tempo primo 6.22 III. Allegro con fuoco 6.47 On April 11th, 1958, the first thaw in the Cold War occurred in Moscow during the First International Tchaikovsky Competition. Drawing on a mutual love of music between two great nations, 23-year-old American classical pianist Harvey "Van" Cliburn captured the hearts and minds of the Russian people and went on to win the coveted gold medal.

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