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In the Beginning: the First Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, 1962: Critical response and wrap-up

Saturday Review - Paul Hume


Eminent music critic Paul Hume analyzed the first Van Cliburn Competition in the Saturday Review for October 27, 1962.  Fort Worthers were enormously proud of that notice, reprinting it shortly afterward (Cliburn Contest Earns City Worldwide Note, Fort Worth Star-Telegram).

View the Hume article in the TCU/Special Collections digital repository.  View the Fort Worth version below.

The results: who won what, and who participated

A handy list of participants, winners, and other information appears in a summary from Gustav Alink's International Piano Competitions, volume 3.

NYT review