Stravinsky’s Long-Time Assistant Robert Craft Has Died

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Robert Craft and Stravinsky

America conductor, writer and musicologist Robert Craft has died – aged 92.

A graduate of the Juilliard School, he has long been remember for his close association and partnership with composer Igor Stravinsky.

He served as Stravinsky’s live-in-assistant and collaborator from 1948 until his death in 1971 – and is credited in history with having introduced him to the 12-tone methodology.

As a conductor, Mr Craft lead a number of major American orchestras – including the New York Philharmonic, Chicago Symphony, San Francisco Symphony and the Los Angeles Philharmonic.

Our condolences are with his family, friends, colleagues and students.

 

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