Frank Glazer

Sunday, August 4, 2013 · 4:30PM

Program included: Haydn, Beethoven, Barber, Liszt

This concert featuring Mr. Frank Glazer, 98-year old classical pianist, was the inaugural event of the Salon Piano Series, a non-profit founded by Tim and Renée Farley to continue the tradition of concerts at Farley’s House of Pianos.

As a concert pianist, Mr. Glazer studied ways to reinvent piano technique, beginning with a study of the most efficient way to create sound. He credits this study with his ability to play successfully into his 90s. In his teenage years, Mr. Glazer played in Vaudeville. Alfred Strelsin, a New York signage manufacturer and arts patron, provided the funds for him to travel to Berlin in 1932 to study with Artur Schnabel; he also studied with Arnold Schoenberg. In 1939, he performed with the Boston Symphony Orchestra under Sergei Koussevitzky.

Mr. Glazer taught at the Eastman School of Music from 1965-1980. In 1980, he left Eastman and became an artist in residence at Bates College in Maine. For his many distinguished performances and varied repertoire, Glazer was awarded the Paderewski Piano Medal in London, given annually to an “Artist of Superlative Degree.”


Sonata in E minor, Hob. XVI/34 - Joseph Haydn

Phantasie, Op. 77 - Ludwig van Beethoven

Sonata in E major, Op. 109 - Beethoven

Excursions for the piano, Op. 2.0 - Samuel Barber

Sonetto 104 del Petrarca - Franz Liszt

Franziscus Legende No. 1 - Liszt

Paraphrase on Liszt's Rigoletto - Verdi