Van Cliburn receives four standing ovations: Concert review


Betty Webb in Get Out Arizona reviews Van Cliburn’s recent performance at the Symphony Hall in Phoenix.

his impassioned rendering of Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1 brought him four — count ’em, four — standing ovations, along with an audience-wide chorus of screams, whistles, yodels and hollers.

That’s because the audience wouldn’t let him go until he’d performed three encores — snippets from Rachmaninoff, Chopin and Schumann.

Read the full review: Van Cliburn brings Symphony Hall crowd to its feet� 4 times

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