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BPO's Falletta shares her memories of Van Cliburn

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Legendary pianist Van Cliburn died Wednesday at the age of 78.  Known as a brilliant musician, Cliburn had the honor of playing for every American president since Harry Truman. Cliburn is best remember for winning international honors in a piano competition Moscow in 1958 at the age of just 23.  WBFO's Eileen Buckley sat down with Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra music director JoAnn Falletta, who had the opportunity to work with Cliburn and shared her fond memories. 

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