The Ambidexterity of a Musician

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Stravinsky: Discoveries and MemoriesStravinsky: Discoveries and Memories
by Robert Craft
Naxos Books. 360 pages, $34.98

 

 

THIS BOOK of disparate recollections and commentaries assembled by the music conductor, critic, and biographer Robert Craft concludes with a list of his two dozen previously published works, only one of which I’d read before. That was the 1972 Stravinsky: Chronicle of a Friendship, a sort of diary recounting the performances, travels, and social life that Craft witnessed and shared with his mentor and friend. I remember being dazzled by the level of culture and sophistication presented in it, along with the catalogue of famous figures Stravinsky and his wife Vera regularly met.

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