Van Cliburn's performance at Carnegie Hall (1958) – In Partnership with WQXR

June 14, 2015 Diana

On May 19, 1958, some five weeks after winning the first Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow, Van Cliburn gave a sold-out performance at Carnegie Hall that was broadcast live on WQXR. Listen to the audio recording of this performance thanks to WQXR's archives.




This performance featured Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No. 1 and Rachmaninov's Piano Concerto No. 3 in D minor. 


Also available on WQXR's website: 1958, A Conversation with Van Cliburn.


Picture: Van Cliburn at Carnegie Hall, 1965 (Carnegie Hall Archives).