The Front Row

In Memoriam: Van Cliburn

Texas pianist Van Cliburn restored the nation’s self-confidence at the height of the Cold War when he won the first Tchaikovsky International Competition in Moscow, Russia, and introduced a whole generation of Americans to the joys of classical music with his lyrical and big-hearted approach to repertoire from the Romantic Era.

Jade Simmons, a Houston-based concert pianist, recording artist and founder/director of the Impulse Artist Series, talks with Bob Stevenson.