FWSO Store

Purchase now

The Cliburn
Playing on the Edge

DVD $30.00 + shipping & handling
Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra
James Conlon, Conductor
Olga Kern
Stanislav Loudenitch
Takács Quartet

There is an excitement in live competition that is seldom heard in any other kind of performance. Every nerve is on fire; every competitor is giving the performances of his or her life. This documentary by Emmy-Award-winning director/producer Peter Rosen takes the viewer backstage at the world's most prestigious piano competition, revealing up close the personal lives of a few of the most extraordinary young pianists. "Real life" is set against a backdrop of intense recitals, piano quintets and concerti with orchestra led by renowned conductor James Conlon during the Eleventh Van Cliburn International Piano Competition.