Yehuda Hanani - The Life and Death of Van Cliburn

World renowned American classical pianist Van Cliburn died this morning at his home in Fort Worth, Texas at the age of 78.

American Pianist Van Cliburn receiving the Russian Order of Friendship in 2004.
Credit Wikimedia Commons / Press Service of the President of Russia

WAMC’s Patrick Donges spoke with international recording artist and WAMC classical music commentator Yehuda Hanani this afternoon for some insight into Cliburn’s death and life.