A Surprise in Texas

A Surprise in Texas

The Thirteenth Van Cliburn International Piano Competition

DVD - 2010
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Twenty-nine of the world's best young pianists converged in Fort Worth, Texas in May 2009 for a once in a lifetime chance at gold in the Thirteenth Van Cliburn International Piano Contest. Emmy-winning director Peter Rosen follows these distinctive personalities during a rigorous three-week competition--through intense rehearsals, introspective moments, preconcert rituals, and endearing celebrations. Hailing from 14 countries, competitors were welcomed with Texas-sized hospitality by their host families and immersed in a city best characterized by "Cowboys and Culture". With the performances of Chopin, Liszt, Beethoven, and Rachmaninov and other piano masterpieces setting the impassioned tone, the result is an intricate inside view into the world's most prestigious piano competition and a heartwarming story that proves to be a momentous Surprise in Texas.


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Nov 09, 2010

A little dull. I am into piano, but I just could not get into this documentary.

Nov 09, 2010

I am learning how to play the piano. I like it. I like this movie because it shows young people that play the piano.

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