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Moscow nights : the Van Cliburn story : how one man and his piano transformed the Cold War

Title
Moscow nights : the Van Cliburn story : how one man and his piano transformed the Cold War / Nigel Cliff.
ISBN
9780062333162
006233316X
9780062333186
0062333186
Edition
First edition.
Publication
New York : Harper, 2016.
Physical Description
viii, 452 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Summary
A dramatic account of the life of Cold War pianist Van Cliburn describes his early years as a musical prodigy in Texas and the ways he charmed both American and Russian audiences, helping to ease tensions between the two nations.--Publisher's description. 505 0 $a.
Format
Books
Language
English
Added to Catalog
December 21, 2016
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references (pages 371-376) and index.
Contents
First movement: sognando. The prodigy ; Room 412 ; The successor ; Van Cliburn Days ; The secret speech ; The red moon
Second movement: volante. To Russia, with love ; "Vanya, Vanyusha!" ; "We are in orbit" ; "American Sputnik" ; The last romantic ; "He played the piano and the world was his" ; "He's better than Elvis by far!" ; In the heat of the kitchen ; Khrushchev in the capitalist den ; Back in the USSR ; Sole diplomacy ; Endgame
Third movement: pianoforte. America's pianist ; Great expectations ; The summit
Coda.
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