A Lifetime is Not Enough for Great Music

Many who read this blog are also followers of classical music.

Yesterday heaven gained one of God’s most gifted pianists.

Ironically, he was a Texan from Fort Worth.

Can anything good come out of Nazareth, or Texas for that matter, that would cause people to believe?

Yes.

And when Van Cliburn won the first International Tchaikovsky Competition in Russia in 1958, finishing his award winning performance with a soul stirring crescendo, he was rewarded with an eight minute standing ovation and first prize.

Great music is one of those things that inspires us all.

I can still hear my father, any time he’d hear Pavarotti on TV, or the likes of Cliburn on piano, singing out the the words “God bless him” over and over again.

If you’ve never heard the name Van Cliburn before today, and you read this blog, it’s partly my fault.

His music deserves more credit than my meager mention gives him today.

Please don’t be like me….remember to thank those you admire and appreciate before they’ve passed on.

Be more like the reporter in this video.

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