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Craft, Robert

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Memories and commentaries by Igor Strawinsky( Book )

54 editions published between 1958 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The contents of the celebrated series of Conversations, dating from the last fifteen years of Stravinsky's life, were taken down by Robert Craft in informal talks with the composer. Craft lived for twenty-one years with the Stravinskys in their Hollywood home, or nearby, and for two more years in a next-door hotel room in New York. In the early 1950s he accompanied the composer on his concert tours, and from the mid-1950s to the end of Stravinsky's life co-conducted his concerts. Memories and Commentaries, the second of the series, is a brilliant portrait gallery in which Stravinsky, prompted by Craft, sets down with characteristic wit and insight his memories of such famous writers and musicians as Romain Rolland, Reynaldo Hahn, Lord Berners and Manuel de Falla. There are long sections devoted to Diaghilev, to Russian composers, to Stravinsky's childhood and youth in Russia, and detailed accounts of his collaboration with Benois (The Nightingale), Gide (Persephone) and Auden (The Rake's Progress). The Conversations books are the only published writings attributed to Stravinsky that are actually by him, in the sense of fidelity to the substance of his thoughts, making them required reading for all students and lovers of Stravinsky
Conversations with Igor Stravinsky by Igor Stravinsky( Book )

49 editions published between 1959 and 2013 in English and held by 1,193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Remarks on composing, musicians, contemporary music, Stravinsky's own life, and other topics. Includes a selection of photographs and letters
Stravinsky in pictures and documents by Vera Stravinsky( Book )

18 editions published between 1978 and 1979 in English and held by 1,159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The portrait of the man and the musician that emerges from Stravinsky in Pictures and Documents is almost entirely new. This is all the more remarkable in that nearly seventy years of the composer's life were spent in the public eye. In spite of the publicity attendant on the birth of each new composition and on every podium appearance, Stravinsky managed to conceal what was most important to him in his private life, thoughts, and beliefs. Stravinsky in Pictures and Documents is the authoritative record of the composer's life, compiled by his second wife and by Robert Craft, his friend and associate of twenty-three years. Mme Vera Stravinsky selected the illustrations and the portions of the quoted excerpts concerned with the biography. Craft chose the other excerpts and wrote the connecting texts and commentaries. Through letters to and from Stravinsky--in all periods of his life--the book reveals the complexity, brilliance, and sharp edge of his mind, as well as the idiosyncrasies of his character. Like Stravinsky's life, the volume is divided into three sections: the Russian and Swiss years, the two decades in France between the World Wars, and the final thirty-two years in America. A fourth part, the Appendixes, contains supplementary essays concerning various aspects of Le Sacre Printemps as well as of the composer's life and work that were too detailed to be included in the main text, and finally a critical bibliography of studies of Stravinsky published since his death. Part One includes a large number of Stravinsky's letters (previously unpublished) to his parents; his teacher, Rimsky-Korsakov; his composer colleagues in Russia and France; and the Ballets Russes impresario, Serge Diaghilev. It also contains valuable chronologies of the creation and performance of Stravinsky's principal compositions of the period: Le Sacre du Printemps, Les Noces, Histoire du Soldat, and Pulcinella. Part Two provides the materials for a new interpretation of Stravinsky's relationships with his most eminent contemporaries: Diaghilev and Cocteau, composers Schoenberg, Prokofiev, and Hindemith, and conductors Ansermet, Monteux, and Klemperer. Chronicles of the chief compositions of the period are included--Oedipus Rex, Apollo, Symphony of Psalms, Persephone--and views of Stravinsky, in pictures and words, on his extensive concert tours. The third part will be the most interesting for the large number of readers all over the world who have seen Stravinsky perform. It is a portrait of the artist growing older, his leadership as a composer, his reluctant and gradual withdrawal from his life as a performer. The narrative of his last years is movingly told, in photographs as well as in words [Dust jacket]
Expositions and developments by Igor Fedorovič Stravinskij( Book )

39 editions published between 1962 and 2020 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The conversations between Igor Stravinsky and Robert Craft are unique in musical history.' Sunday Times Expositions and Developments is the third in the legendary series of Stravinsky's conversations with Robert Craft. In this volume Stravinsky delves deep into his memory and brings to light, in the most absorbing detail, reminiscences of his childhood, youth and early manhood in Russia. A most remarkable evocation of St Petersburg, the city that the composer still loves best, forms part of the earlier, 'expository' section of the book. In his 'developments', Stravinsky moves outside Russia and unfolds a wealth of information and racy anecdote, most of which has a direct bearing on his music. The extensive chronological sweep of these conversations embraces not only a vivid account of how the Rite of Spring was composed and first performed but also his first thoughts about The Flood, one of his most recent works. This unique series of memories offers not only indispensable documentation but also exceptional literary distinction, and is essential reading for all students and lovers of Stravinsky
Stravinsky, selected correspondence by Igor Stravinsky( Book )

20 editions published between 1981 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 895 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Themes and episodes by Igor Strawinsky( Book )

20 editions published between 1966 and 1967 in English and held by 871 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Comments by composer Stravinsky on a variety of topics, mostly musical
Retrospectives and conclusions by Igor Stravinskij( Book )

14 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 747 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The sixth book in the now-famous collaborations by Igor Stravinsky and Robert Craft
The flood : a musical play by Igor Stravinsky( )

21 editions published between 1963 and 1980 in 4 languages and held by 722 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dialogues and a diary by Igor Stravinsky( Book )

26 editions published between 1961 and 1982 in English and German and held by 684 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The fourth volume in the brilliant series of Stravinsky-Craft 'Conversation' books offers much new musical material of the first importance. Mr Stravinsky continues to probe his memory with skill, precision and ruthlessness of a surgeon, and he provides, among other reminiscences and new evaluations of his own music, a long, fresh and revealing assessment of Oediepus Res. Equally fascinating are his 'Working Notes' for the production, on American television, of The Flood
Current convictions : views and reviews by Robert Craft( Book )

12 editions published between 1977 and 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 683 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bravo Stravinsky by Arnold Newman( Book )

7 editions published in 1967 in English and Undetermined and held by 612 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The works of Arnold Schoenberg by Arnold Schoenberg( )

5 editions published in 2009 in German and held by 591 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Present perspectives, critical writings by Robert Craft( Book )

9 editions published in 1984 in English and Undetermined and held by 580 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Piano concerto op. 42 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( )

10 editions published between 1962 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 580 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Schönbergs Klavierkonzert op. 42 und seine Klavierstücke op. 11 und op. 19 werden auf vorliegender Einspielung konfrontiert mit den anderen Schlüsselwerken aus dem Schülerkreis des Meisters: den Variationen op. 27 von Anton Webern und der Klaviersonate op. 1 von Alban Berg. - Die Pianistin Mitsuko Uchida legt zusammen mit dem Cleveland Orchestra unter Pierre Boulez "ihre fesselnde Deutung vor, ... ein Glücksfall" (Fono Forum 6/01)
Piano concertos by Igor Stravinsky( )

3 editions published between 2015 and 2016 and held by 539 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Prejudices in disguise : articles, essays, reviews by Robert Craft( Book )

10 editions published between 1947 and 1974 in English and held by 538 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mavra : opera in one act after Pushkin by Igor Stravinsky( )

9 editions published between 1956 and 2020 in English and Russian and held by 501 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The new Stravinsky by Igor Strawinsky( )

17 editions published between 1966 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 488 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Orchestra variations -- Abraham and Isaac; a sacred ballad for baritone and chamber orchestra -- Introitus; T.S. Eliot in memoriam -- Requiem canticles; Conducted by Robert Craft
Piano works by Arnold Schoenberg( )

9 editions published in 1994 in 3 languages and held by 451 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Concerto for string quartet and orchestra by Arnold Schoenberg( )

7 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 444 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Alternative Names
Craft, Bob 1923-2015

Craft, R. 1923-2015

Craft, Robert Lawson

Craft, Robert Lawson 1923-

Craft, Robert Lawson, 1923-2015

Kraft, Robert (1923-2015)

Robert Craft

Robert Craft American conductor and writer

Robert Craft Amerikaans dirigent (1923-2015)

Robert Craft chef d'orchestre et musicographe, secrétaire d'Igor Stravinsky

Robert Craft US-amerikanischer Dirigent und Musikwissenschaftler

Robert Craft yhdysvaltalainen kapellimestari

Крафт, Роберт

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רוברט קרפט מצנח אמריקאי

クラフト, ロバート

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克拉夫特, 罗伯特