Van Cliburn, Cold War hero, dies

Sad news for the piano world: Van Cliburn, renowned pianist dies Wednesday, February 27, 2013, at age 78.

The New York Times chronicles the life and career of Van Cliburn, a beloved member of the Fort Worth community.

TCU’s Mary Couts Burnett Library houses the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition Archive, featured in the fall 2012 issue of the library’s newsletter Windows.  The Fourteenth Van Cliburn International Piano Competition this May will be dedicated to Van’s memory.

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