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  Robert Craft Biography - famous Robert Craft Classical collection and Robert Craft Music Reviews.
Robert Craft, the noted conductor and widely respected writer and critic on music, literature, and culture, holds a unique place in world music of today.
Robert Craft has conducted and recorded with most of the world's major orchestras in the United States, Europe, Russia, Japan, Korea, Mexico, South America, Australia, and New Zealand.
Craft's historic association with Igor Stravinsky, as his constant companion, co-conductor, and musical confidant, over a period of more than twenty years, contributed to his understanding of the composer's intentions in the performance of his music.
www.naxos.com /conductorinfo/1094.htm   (442 words)

  
  Robert Craft (Conductor) - Short Biography
A decisive turn in Robert Craft’s career was his encounter with Stravinsky in 1948, whom he greatly impressed by his precise knowledge of Stravinsky's music; gradually he became Stravinsky's closest associate.
Robert Craft has conducted most of the world's major orchestras in the USA; (New York Philharmonic, Philadelphia Orchestra, Chicago Symphony, Cleveland Orchestra, San Francisco, Los Angeles, St. Louis, Minneapolis), Canada, Europe, Russia, Japan, Korea, Mexico South America, Australia, and New Zealand.
Within his career to date Robert Craft is a two-time recipient of the prestigious Grand Prix du Disque, as well as the Edison Prize for his recordings of music by Varese and Stravinsky.
www.bach-cantatas.com /Bio/Craft-Robert.htm   (380 words)

  
  Robert Craft - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Robert Lawson Craft (October 20th, 1923 -) is an American conductor and writer on music best known for his intimate working friendship with Igor Stravinsky, a relationship which has resulted in a number of recordings and books.
Craft was born in Kingston, New York and studied music at the Juilliard School.
Robert Craft is a two-time recipient of the prestigious Grand Prix du Disque, as well as the Edison Prize for his recordings of music by Varese and Stravinsky.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Robert_Craft   (689 words)

  
 The Saga of Dr. Bruce Craft
Robert Bruce Craft of Augusta, Ga., the child psychologist and amateur photographer, remains in prison.
In early 1995, Craft was seeing a disturbed 3-year-old, who at a therapy session pulled down the front of his pants and appeared to saw on his erect penis with a plastic knife.
Craft was sentenced to 20 years on each of the charges, to be served simultaneously.
users.rcn.com /kyp/Craft.html   (1090 words)

  
 Patrick Garvey Management: Robert Craft   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
An astonished Craft replied that this would be a great honour and in April 1948 he shared the programme with Stravinsky, the first of many such occasions during the next twenty years.
In any case, from then to the end of Stravinsky's life, Craft remained his constant companion, understanding the composer's intentions in the performance of his music, and in addition to his separate career as conductor, Craft is the prime source for perspectives of Stravinsky's life and work.
Robert Craft has conducted most of the world's major orchestras in the United States, (New York Philharmonic, Philadelphia Orchestra, Chicago Symphony, Cleveland Orchestra, San Francisco, Los Angeles), Canada, Europe, Russia, Japan, Korea, Mexico, South America, Australia and New Zealand.
www.patrickgarvey.com /projects/r_craft.html   (408 words)

  
 Robert Craft: Me and the maestros - Independent Online Edition > Features   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Craft compares Stravinsky to an "exposed nerve" when in the throes of creative fervour, but at all times the composer was hugely protective of his acolyte.
Craft proof-read for the author (who was practically blind), drove him to and from his meetings and took long walks with him.
Craft and the author also shared in less erudite pursuits, including a visit to San Diego zoo, where Huxley treated Craft to a cage-by-cage running commentary of the sexual proclivities of various animals, and sneaky visits to the Hamburger Hamlet on Sunset Boulevard and the Beverly Hills Delhaven for calorific banana splits.
enjoyment.independent.co.uk /music/features/article1739163.ece   (1087 words)

  
 Percy Robert Craft, Penlee House Gallery and Museum, Cornwall UK   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Percy Robert Craft, R C A, Craft was born in Kent in 1856 and educated privately.
Craft was also closely involved in the formation of the Newlyn Industrial Class (who were responsible for the making of Newlyn Copper) and helped J.D. Mackenzie and F. Boudillion to run the Fisherman’s Rest.
Percy Craft and his wife left Newlyn in the late 1890s and eventually moved to London, where Craft was particularly active in the organisation of exhibitions for the Royal British Colonial Society of Artists, of which many of the Newlyn artists were members.
www.penleehouse.org.uk /artists/percy-craft.htm   (201 words)

  
 Amazon.com: Stravinsky: Chronicle of a Friendship: Books: Robert Craft   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Robert Craft is a very talented musician and writer and has had a more important career with many more valuable contributions than people remember.
If Craft's own art is not that well known to the man in the street, all the better for the role he assumes in his many books about Stravinsky -that of an 'intimate without portfolio', as it were, able to illumine Stravinsky from the inside out, no small feat indeed.
Craft's is a most perceptive mind, a mirror-mind to Stravinsky's in many ways, and more than a glimpse is thereby afforded of one of the titanic creative forces of the twentieth century.
www.amazon.com /Stravinsky-Chronicle-Friendship-Robert-Craft/dp/0826512585   (1446 words)

  
 Southern Highland Craft Guild
This is the Southern Highland Craft Guild’s weekend to celebrate heritage crafts of the Appalachian Mountains.
She had not planned to work in the crafts field, but rather, the idea was thrust upon her in the form of an antique bedspread.
The Craft Revival website, headquartered at Western Carolina University, has attracted hundreds of hits after just 18 months in operation, and the number of hits is expected to climb as more information is added to the growing, online collection at http://craftrevival.wcu.edu/.
www.southernhighlandguild.org   (1065 words)

  
 James Fenton on tea at the Ritz with Robert Craft | Review | Guardian Unlimited Books
Robert Craft, the American conductor and Stravinsky's former assistant, was in London recently, and his publishers, Naxos Books, put on a tea at the Ritz.
Craft's new book, Down a Path of Wonder, is a collection of his essays and memoirs, covering a wide range of music, literature and travel.
Craft's response to this was not to explode, or to flounder around, but to concede a point here and there, while attempting to restate his case - a clearly large and complex case that would take a long time, and much patience, to set out.
books.guardian.co.uk /review/story/0,,1972893,00.html   (1062 words)

  
 Splendid: Departments: File Under ?
Craft encouraged him to adopt twelve tone techniques as part of his vocabulary, leading to Stravinsky's departure from the neoclassicism of his middle period and to his creation of several striking modernist works in the fifties and sixties -- Movements, Abraham and Isaac, Variations and others.
Craft was also an early advocate of the Second Viennese School composers Arnold Schoenberg and Anton Webern, conducting important performances and recordings of their music.
The first four CDs of the Robert Craft Collection have recently been released; two are devoted to the music of Schoenberg, one to Stravinsky, and one to Webern.
www.splendidezine.com /departments/fileunder/fileunder41805.html   (1283 words)

  
 ArkivMusic | Stravinsky: Oedipus Rex, Les Noces / Wells, Craft
Robert Craft leads a thrilling performance of Oedipus Rex--incisive, swift, and as mercilessly inevitable as fate itself.
Anyone who believes that Craft is a dull conductor should listen to this urgent account--from the great choruses (first announcing Jocasta's entrance, with particularly clear timpani and piano ostinatos, and later her death), to the Verdian energy he brings to the Oedipus/Jocasta duet in Act 2.
Craft ensures that for once we really hear the Russian, and just as significantly he balances his forces perfectly so that singers and instrumentalists play off each other with an astonishing degree of rhythmic tension.
www.arkivmusic.com /classical/album.jsp?site_id=CTRV&album_id=93490   (628 words)

  
 Jornal Guia » Blog Archive » Robert craft
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jornalguia.com /2006/11/29/robert-craft   (867 words)

  
 Conductor Robert Craft Releases Four Recordings On The Naxos Label
Craft has been a consistent champion of Schoenberg and Webern as well, and he has recorded Schoenberg’s Concerto for String Quartet and Orchestra with the Twentieth Century Classics Ensemble and the Fred Sherry String Quartet specifically for Naxos’; Collection.
Craft has also recorded a new CD of music by Webern, including the Symphony, Opus 21, the Concerto for Nine Instruments, performed by the Twentieth Century Classics Ensemble, and the Six Pieces for Orchestra, Opus 6 with the Philharmonia Orchestra.
The Robert Craft Collection, when complete, will be a comprehensive survey of works by Stravinsky, Schoenberg, and Webern, conducted and compiled by one of the most astute authorities on twentieth century music.
www.emediawire.com /releases/2005/4/emw226855.htm   (539 words)

  
 CONCERT: ROBERT CRAFT IN STRAVINSKY PROGRAM - New York Times
ROBERT CRAFT remains Igor Stravinsky's indefatiguable champion - the constant flow of what might called scholarly scrapbooks of Stravinskyana edited by him attest to that.
Craft took this same approach, and while there were moments one might have wished for (or at least tolerated) a greater degree of theatricality, the results were still deeply satisfying.
Craft is now a better conductor (although visually, he still marks time like a college choirmaster, as if he were almost embarrassed to be there).
query.nytimes.com /gst/fullpage.html?res=9B0DEFD91138F932A25750C0A961948260&sec=&pagewanted=print   (627 words)

  
 Expanded Biography for Randal Robert Craft Jr. at Holland & Knight
Craft’s practice is devoted primarily to providing advice and conducting litigation concerning aviation, product liability, mass disaster, and insurance matters.
Craft is a frequent speaker and writer on the handling of mass disaster cases, product liability, insurance, and aviation and space issues.
Craft has a bachelor of science degree in engineering from the University of Texas in Austin.
www.hklaw.com /Biographies/ExpandedBio.asp?ID=38370   (524 words)

  
 The Moment of Existence: Music, Literature, and the Arts 1990-1995:0826512763:Craft, Robert:eCampus.com
In this rich volume of cultural commentary, Robert Craft's flashing intellect illuminates, communicates, and assesses the thought and genius of half a decade of ferment in the arts.
Whether expressing his own precepts or offering his take on the cultural contributions of others, Craft is at his best in these thirty-two essays and reviews that bring to his reader glimpses, insights, first-hand historical contexts, critiques, and studied appreciations from the worlds of painting, music, dance, and literature.
Craft's apparently universal scope provides him with comfortable command, whether the subject is W. Auden's and T. Eliot's politics, body language in Renaissance painting, the little known (to American audiences) Danish writer Jens Peter Jacobsen and Austrian writer Thomas Bernhard, Martha Graham's boudoir, or authoritative considerations of the music of Schoenberg and Stravinsky.
www.ecampus.com /bk_detail.asp?isbn=0826512763   (205 words)

  
 Gulf Shores businessman R.C. Craft dies at 78
Craft, a veteran of World War II who lived in Gulf Shores, moved to Baldwin County from Florida in 1954.
Robert Craft, who is also a Gulf Shores City Council member, said his father "also had tremendous confidence in the community and the people here because no one man can do this by himself or any one family."
Craft was a founding member of the Gulf Shores Golf Club, and served as the chairman of the Gulf Shores Utility Board.
www.al.com /news/mobileregister/index.ssf?/base/news/116176814490310.xml&coll=3   (527 words)

  
 TO CRITICIZE THE CRITIC - The New York Review of Books
Craft can demonstrate such derivation throughout, let us say, Schoenberg's A Survivor from Warsaw (not The Survivor of Warsaw as he would have it), or Berg's Violin Concerto, or Boulez's Second Piano Sonata, then I and the whole world of musicology will be greatly indebted to him.
Craft chooses from among my "great many simple errors of fact." Perséphone, he says, is not a ballet, and yet Stravinsky in his own notes on producing the work recommends that "the staging could be worked out entirely in choreographic terms" (I quote from Dialogues and a Diary by Igor Stravinsky and one Robert Craft).
Craft, "never redeemed by novelties of perspective or musical percipience" it follows that he is arguing with views which are already familiar.
www.nybooks.com /articles/8002   (1220 words)

  
 An Improbabe Life   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Eight years later Robert Craft would begin a unique friendship with Stravinsky that would last until the composer's death in 1971.
Soon Craft's musical activities lead him into his relationship with Stravinsky in Hollywood, New York, and elsewhere, all richly documented by Stravinsky's letters in the "Dear Bobsky" section of the book.
Robert Craft is the recipient of the 2002 International Prix du Disque Lifetime Achievement Award, Cannes Music Festival.
www.vanderbilt.edu /vupress/craftmem.htm   (633 words)

  
 Title Display   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Robert Craft's collection, which is finally published together in a single volume, is highly informative and witty.
Craft in biographical order, reemerge as an irresistibly readable record of the composer's life and views-and the closest thing we have to a full "Autobiography" by him.
Robert Craft, the author of more than a dozen books on Stravinsky, continues to write about the composer and conduct his music on recordings.
www.holtzbrinckpublishers.com /FSG/search/SearchBookDisplay.asp?BookKey=1084430   (659 words)

  
 Stravinsky Review - Robert Craft
Robert Craft, the well-known composer, conductor, and protege of Igor Stravinsky, has written often about Stravinsky in the past, but in his new collection, STRAVINSKY: GLIMPSES OF A LIFE, he deals with areas that his previous works have not covered, at least not in depth.
Here, for example, Craft recounts the tribulations suffered by Catherine Stravinsky, the composer’s first wife, who was summarily rejected by Stravinsky after he fell in love with Vera Sudeikina, who was to become the second Mrs.
It is to Catherine Stravinsky’s credit that she accepted this turn of events with almost superhuman grace and seemed to be concerned primarily with her husband’s welfare and the welfare of the Stravinsky children.
www.enotes.com /salem-lit/stravinsky   (348 words)

  
 :: INKPOT - Arnold Schoenberg - Gurre-Lieder - Robert Craft - NAXOS   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Robert Craft shows here that he has rethought his Schoenberg, and brings the best playing out of the Philharmonia and the Simon Joly singers.
More so than in Chailly's and Ozawa's renditions, Craft is not afraid to indulge in the lushness of the massed orchestral timbres, passionate outbursts of drama and simply wallowing in theatrics, yet without losing the focus and clarity of poweful storytelling.
Melanie Diener may not be the sweetest-voiced Tove on record, but she gives a gripping, eloquent account full of pathos, floating over Craft's lightly placed instrumental textures.
inkpot.com /classical/naxcraftgurre.html   (883 words)

  
 Robert Craft on SONY BMG Masterworks
The Moment of Existence, published by Vanderbilt Press, brings to the reader glimpses, insights, and first-hand historical contexts whether the subject is Mozart, the novels of Thomas Bernhard, the Italian Renaissance frescoists, or Balanchine Ballet.
Robert Craft has also published five books of conversations and commentaries together with Igor Stravinsky, translated and annotated three volumes of Stravinsky correspondence, and four books of Stravinsky photographs and documents.
Craft has published five additional volumes of essays, including his Small Craft Advisories and Stravinsky: Glimpses of a Life.
www.sonybmgmasterworks.com /artists/robertcraft   (396 words)

  
 The Moment of Existence   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
In this rich volume of cultural commentary, Robert Craft's flashing intellect brilliantly illuminates, communicates, and assesses the thought and genius of half a decade of ferment in the arts.
Whether expressing his own precepts or offering his take on the cultural contributions of others, Craft is at his best in these thirty essays and reviews that bring to his reader glimpses, insights, first-hand historical contexts, critiques, and studied appreciations from the worlds of painting, music, dance, and literature.
In recent years, Craft has devoted much of his energy to writing about the arts, in the process becoming one of the most urbane and entertaining critical voices in our language.
www.vanderbilt.edu /vupress/craft.htm   (349 words)

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