Twitter buzz on the Cliburn

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During the first phase of the preliminary round, fingers were flying fast and furiously — and not just on the piano keys.

Fans from around the world took to Twitter to follow their favorite competitors and share their thoughts. Here are some highlights from the last few days:

Gaspard-the-triller or Gaspard-the-horror-movie are common. Dumont played Gaspard-the-fairy-tale this morning. So unexpected!” @Bis112

“I’m pretty sure Huang will be punished for the Bb-minor train wreck. But I hope he advances. This man has things to say.” @BradHill

“Making the ultimate musical sacrifice this weekend: going to the #Cliburn2013 instead of studying for finals.” @MaestroMcCain

“Van Cliburn Piano Competition broadcast live online this year? My plans for the next two weeks are now cancelled.” @Ccbird360

“Maybe it’s broadcast, but Schubert’s important bass in lyrical sections isn’t getting the love it deserves from anyone today.” @RachDminor

“Could somebody write a note to baby Jesus that I’m sorry I missed Church but I’m addicted to #Cliburn2013 webcast?” @Vlyons3

“One of the best things about watching @TheCliburn is getting repertoire ideas for my students and me.” @Nightingalen

“Love seeing more modern composers played at this year’s # cliburn2013 competition; it’s a refreshing change from what’s normally performed.” @PaulmakesmusiC

“Khozyainov, I love how he just sat and played without any fuss, no horrible grimaces nor excessive gestures, pure poetry.” @WTingC

“Almost clapped in the middle of the performance.” @AnnaarTajani

“Lindsay Garritson got a standing ovation in my living room! PROKOFIEV Sonata No. 7 in B-flat Major, op. 83” @RNToz

“Lovely interpretation with a exquisite sense of freedom of Haydn sonata in b-minor by Alex MacDonald. Beautiful ornamentations.” @kiisaka

“It’s like piano Olympics.” @esmabike

— Compiled by Andrea Ahles

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