Claude Frank Collection
Frank was born in Nurenberg, Germany. He came to the U.S. in 1941 and studied at
Columbia University in New York City. Frank also studied privately for nearly
ten years with Artur Schnabel. He debuted with Leonard Bernstein and the New
York Philharmonic in 1959 and began a touring career that covered six
continents. He also has had a succesful career as an instructor, teaching at the
Yale School of Music and the University of Kansas, among others. He has
performed in concert with his wife, the late pianist Lilian Kallir, and with his
daughter, violinist Pamela Frank. His recordings have appeared on the RCA
Victor, Music & Arts, and MusicMasters labels. Claude Frank died in New York
on December 27, 2014, at age 89.
IPAM'S Claude Frank
collection consists of the master tapes of Frank's commercial recording of the
complete Beethoven Sonatas.
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Monday through Thursday
9 am to 5 pm
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Donald Manildi, Curator
International Piano Archives at Maryland
Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library
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University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742 USA