Posts Tagged ‘Leonard Slatkin’
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Blogging the Cliburn (Finals Day 4)

Kristian Lin
Last day of this competition! As always happens, the press room at the Cliburn is now filled to capacity. (In the first round, it was just a few diehards like me.) Three different Japanese journalists are seated around me at th...


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Blogging the Cliburn (Finals Day 3)

Kristian Lin
I’m also the soccer guy on this website, as our regular readers know, so I heard about the incredible last few minutes of USA’s 2-1 victory over Jamaica in a World Cup qualifier in Kingston, with our guys blowing th...



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Blogging the Cliburn (Finals Day 2)

Kristian Lin
The final round format has changed this year so that instead of the competitors playing their classical concerto first and then their showpiece concerto afterward, some of them are playing Rachmaninov or Prokofiev before they&#...


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Blogging the Cliburn (Finals Day 1)

Kristian Lin
Spent my day off watching Man of Steel at a preview screening. You’ll have to wait until next week to find out what I think of the Superman film, but I will say that after steeping in high culture for the last week and a ...



New Conductor, Quartet for Cliburn Competition

Kristian Lin
Here’s something to look forward to in 2013. The Van Cliburn Foundation just announced the new guest artists for the upcoming Van Cliburn International Piano Competition. The legendary conductor Leonard Slatkin, just appo...