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 (klī′bərn), Harvey Lavan Known as "Van." 1934-2013.
American pianist who won the first Tchaikovsky Piano Competition in 1958.
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(ˈklaɪ bərn)

Van, (Harvey Lavan Cliburn, Jr.), born 1934, U.S. pianist.
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