NEW YORK (BBC): Renowned US classical pianist Claude Frank has died aged 89 at his home in New York. The musician died due to complications as a result of dementia, his daughter Pamela said. Frank, who was also a teacher, was at the height of his career in the 1970s when he performed around 70 concerts a year around the world. He also recorded duets of Beethoven’s 10 sonatas with his violinist daughter during the 1990s.

As Pamela’s success as a performer took off, he praised her musical prowess, saying that his only child had more talent than both him and his wife combined. The musician and his Czech-born wife Lilian Kalir, who died in 2004, often performed piano as a duo. Frank was born in Germany to Jewish parents and moved with his family to Paris in the wake of the Nazi takeover.