Stuart Isacoff is a writer, pianist, and composer who performs and lectures across North America and Europe. He is the author of Temperament (2003), A Natural History of the Piano (2011), and When the World Stopped to Listen: Van Cliburn’s Cold War Triumph, and Its Aftermath (2017). He was the founding editor of the magazine Piano Today.
The American Sputnik: Van Cliburn Heats Up the Cold War
Tim Riley reviews two new books about pianist Van Cliburn....