Airs nationwide on PBS September 28, 2012
9:00 p.m. EDT / 8:00 p.m. CDT (check local listings)
Free on-demand streaming beginning September 29, 2012 at cliburn.org
Every four years a group of the finest young pianists take the stage of the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition in Fort Worth, Texas. In the midst of the drama, the beauty, the nerves, and the excitement, they know one thing is true-what happens there can change their lives. They strive to feel the joy of victory, the chance to achieve their utmost goal: to become a performer on the world stage.
As seen through the eyes and memories of the 15 gold medalists, The Cliburn: 50 Years of Gold follows the half-century long history of one of the world's most prestigious music competitions, set against the backdrop of the world's most beautiful music.
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