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Comments on: One Take on the Cliburn Finalists http://s30329.gridserver.com/wordpress/?p=51 The world of pianists, pianos and piano music Wed, 21 Feb 2018 14:53:41 +0000 http://wordpress.org/?v=2.3.2 By: Kristi Strickland http://s30329.gridserver.com/wordpress/?p=51#comment-302 Kristi Strickland Mon, 20 Jul 2009 20:47:07 +0000 http://s30329.gridserver.com/wordpress/?p=51#comment-302 Hi Mr. Gray, Love your blog. I am Elizabeth Strickland's mother. We met briefly after she played the Barber Nocturne at the Focus on Artistry part of PPI summer festival last week. Right before the Van Cliburn, I had a birthday and my husband gave me a new computer with a huge 25 inch screen and I streamed LIVE a lot of the Van Cliburn performances and rehearsals. I especially loved the rehearsals of the finalists and the orchestra conductor alone (which were NOT archived by the way - so that was a real treat), and the ones with the finalists rehearsing with orchestra. All very close up and LIVE while I sat riveted in my office getting NO work done, I assure you. Next year I will be sure to do the same thing - it was amazing entertainment and just so memorable to watch it all live. Thanks, Kristi Hi Mr. Gray,

Love your blog. I am Elizabeth Strickland’s mother. We met briefly after she played the Barber Nocturne at the Focus on Artistry part of PPI summer festival last week.

Right before the Van Cliburn, I had a birthday and my husband gave me a new computer with a huge 25 inch screen and I streamed LIVE a lot of the Van Cliburn performances and rehearsals. I especially loved the rehearsals of the finalists and the orchestra conductor alone (which were NOT archived by the way - so that was a real treat), and the ones with the finalists rehearsing with orchestra. All very close up and LIVE while I sat riveted in my office getting NO work done, I assure you.

Next year I will be sure to do the same thing - it was amazing entertainment and just so memorable to watch it all live.

Thanks,

Kristi

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