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The Resource When the world stopped to listen : Van Cliburn's Cold War triumph, and its aftermath, by Stuart Isacoff

When the world stopped to listen : Van Cliburn's Cold War triumph, and its aftermath, by Stuart Isacoff

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When the world stopped to listen : Van Cliburn's Cold War triumph, and its aftermath
Title
When the world stopped to listen
Title remainder
Van Cliburn's Cold War triumph, and its aftermath
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by Stuart Isacoff
Title variation
When the world stopped to listen
Title variation remainder
Van Cliburns Cold War triumph, and its aftermath
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eng
Summary
"April of 1958--the Iron Curtain was at its heaviest, and the outcome of the Tchaikovsky International Piano Competition seemed preordained. Nonetheless, as star musicians from across the globe descended on Moscow, an unlikely favorite emerged: Van Cliburn, a polite, lanky Texan whose passionate virtuosity captured the Russian spirit. This is the story of what unfolded that spring--for Cliburn and the other competitors, jurors, party officials, and citizens of the world who were touched by the outcome. It is a behind-the-scenes look at one of the most remarkable events in musical history, filled with political intrigue and personal struggle as artists strove for self-expression and governments jockeyed for prestige. And, at the core of it all: the value of artistic achievement, the supremacy of the heart, and the transcendent freedom that can be found, through music, even in the darkest moments of human history."--
Summary
The award-winning author of The Natural History of the Piano presents an account of the 1958 international piano competition in Moscow, where at the height of Cold War tensions, an American musician demonstrated the potential of art in changing the world for the better
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Amazon.com
Biography type
individual biography
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10560796
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DLC
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Isacoff, Stuart
Dewey number
  • 786.2092
  • B
Index
index present
LC call number
ML417.C67
LC item number
I83 2017
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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  • Cliburn, Van
  • Cliburn, Van
  • International Tchaikovsky Competition
  • International Tchaikovsky Competition
  • Pianists
  • Music
  • Music
  • Pianists
  • Russia (Federation)
  • United States
Target audience
adult
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Van Cliburn's Cold War triumph, and its aftermath
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When the world stopped to listen : Van Cliburn's Cold War triumph, and its aftermath, by Stuart Isacoff
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Publication
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
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1762428
Extent
1 volume
Isbn
9780385352185
Lccn
2016032873
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • n
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  • (Sirsi) i9780385352185
  • (OCoLC)953867235
Label
When the world stopped to listen : Van Cliburn's Cold War triumph, and its aftermath, by Stuart Isacoff
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1762428
Extent
1 volume
Isbn
9780385352185
Lccn
2016032873
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780385352185
  • (OCoLC)953867235

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