Friday, May 13, 2005

In the Beginning: First Place at the First Van Cliburn Competition

As things gear up at the Van Cliburn Piano Competition, it seems right to step back and consider the pianist who won the very first Van Cliburn Competition: Ralph Votapek.

There's a fine write up of Votapek here.

You can hear him at his best in this recording of 20th Century piano masterpieces. Good stuff!

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