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  • In this Jan. 14, 2011 photo, world renowned pianist Dang Thai Son, son of Madame Thai Thi Lien, speaks during an interview with The Associated Press in his mother's house in Hanoi, Vietnam. Son is Vietnam's only international artist, performing concerts globally with world-renowned artists such as Yo-Yo Ma, and is now recognized as one of the world's great Chopin interpreters. (AP Photo/Na Son Nguyen)

    Vietnam matriarch, now 92, spread piano culture

    Time was running out, and it wasn't safe to stay. Sixty upright pianos had to be moved from Hanoi's music conservatory to a village in the countryside where students could practice without the constant threat of American bombers.

  • Vietnam matriarch, now 92, spread piano culture

    Time was running out, and it wasn't safe to stay. Sixty upright pianos had to be moved from Hanoi's music conservatory to a village in the countryside where students could practice without the constant threat of American bombers.

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