Explorations in Storytelling


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This story was first created in 2010. My uncle, Frank Glazer, was 95 years old, was still concertizing, still teaching at Bates College. He was a world-renown pianist, having performed with major symphonies all over the world. He studied with Artur Schnabel, gave the Carnegie Hall debut of Stravinsky’s Piano Concerto and in his later years practiced from 4-6 hours a day. 

In 2012, Frank appeared on The Story, an American Public Media show out of North Carolina that has since ended. Host Dick Gordon interviewed Frank on March 2. The audio from the show is below.

On Jan. 13, 2015, at approximately 1:15 a.m., Frank died at the age of 99, just weeks away from his 100th birthday when he had scheduled six concerts in four states. 

Photograph by Phyllis Graber Jensen, Bates College