SURPRISE IN TEXAS (A) - The 13th Van Cliburn International Piano Competition


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A Surprise in Texas - The 13th Van Cliburn International Piano Competition
Rosen, Peter - Television Director
Liszt, Franz - Composer
Grandes Etudes de Paganini, S141/R3b
Liszt, Franz - Composer
19 Hungarian Rhapsodies, S244/R106
Stravinsky, Igor - Composer
3 Movements from Petrushka
Liszt, Franz - Composer
Rapsodie espagnole, S254/R90

Year of Production: 2009
Playing Time: 02:21:11
Catalogue Number: EUROARTS5816

Twenty-nine of the world's best young pianists converged in Fort Worth, Texas in May 2009 for a once in a lifetime chance at gold in the Thirteenth Van Cliburn International Piano Competition. Emmy-winning director Peter Rosen follows these distinctive personalities during a three-week contest - through intense rehearsals, introspective moments, preconcert rituals, and endearing celebrations. Hailing from 14 countries, competitors were welcomed with Texas-sized hospitality by their host families and immersed in a city best characterized by "Cowboys and Culture." With the performances of Chopin, Liszt, Beethoven, Rachmaninov and other piano masterpieces setting the impassioned tone, the result is an intrinsic view into the world's most prestigious piano competition and a heartwarming story that proves to be a momentous Surprise in Texas.

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