January 15, 1935: Malcolm Frager, American piano virtuoso & recording artist, born in St. Louis
He made his Carnegie Hall debut in November 1960, performing Prokofiev’s Piano Sonata No. 6.
His Grammy-nominated debut recording with RCA Victor Red Seal was Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto No. 2 in G minor, Op. 16 and Haydn’s Sonata No. 35 in E-flat.
He recorded music by Mozart, Haydn, Chopin, Schumann, Beethoven, Brahms and Prokofiev.
Frager regularly programmed the two piano concertos and numerous solo works by Carl Maria von Weber, as well as the keyboard compositions of C. P. E. Bach.
He died in Pittsfield, Massachusetts on June 20, 1991.