Sunday, November 15, 2015

Robert Craft (1923-2015)

Robert Craft, the assistant to Igor Stravinsky from 1948 until the composer’s death in 1971, has died at 92. A conductor and author, Craft was an erudite and sometimes contentious guardian of Stravinsky’s artistic legacy and persona.

“Only two people know anything about Stravinsky,” Craft claimed. “Only Mrs. Stravinsky and I know.”

An obituary by The Washington Post’s Matt Schudel: