Guest Performance Van Cliburn Moscow 1958

Van Cliburn Moscow 1958

The greatest performance of my lifetime. The Cold War could have ended right then,
except for the unremitting evil of Washington.

The judges of the competition asked Khrushchev, “May we give the prize to the American?”

Khrushchev asked, “Was he the best?”

The judges, “Yes.”

Khrushchev, “Then give him the prize.”