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

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

Label
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
Statement of responsibility
Stuart Isacoff
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"From the acclaimed author of A Natural History of the Piano, the captivating story of the 1958 international piano competition in Moscow, where, at the height of Cold War tensions, an American musician showed the potential of art to change the world. 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."--From publisher description
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Isacoff, Stuart
Dewey number
  • 786.2092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
ML417.C67
LC item number
I83 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Cliburn, Van
  • Pianists
  • International Tchaikovsky Competition
  • Music
Label
When the world stopped to listen : Van Cliburn's Cold War triumph, and its aftermath, Stuart Isacoff
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 263-277) 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
Contents
Prologue : Crowds in the streets -- Van -- From Juilliard to the big time -- The big decision -- A tale of two nations -- The great convergence -- The land of snow and spies -- Some wins, some losses -- The storm before the calm -- Hurt feelings -- Red, white, and blues -- The Van effect -- The end of the road -- Epilogue : The other competitors
Control code
19178314
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
290 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780385352185
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2016032873
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
When the world stopped to listen : Van Cliburn's Cold War triumph, and its aftermath, Stuart Isacoff
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 263-277) 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
Contents
Prologue : Crowds in the streets -- Van -- From Juilliard to the big time -- The big decision -- A tale of two nations -- The great convergence -- The land of snow and spies -- Some wins, some losses -- The storm before the calm -- Hurt feelings -- Red, white, and blues -- The Van effect -- The end of the road -- Epilogue : The other competitors
Control code
19178314
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
290 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780385352185
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2016032873
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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