Paul Driver: Stravinsky, 8 February 2007
Show More Stravinsky: The Second Exile – France and America 1934-71 by Stephen Walsh.
Cape, 709 pp., £30, July 2006, 0 224 06078 3Show More
Down a Path of Wonder: Memoirs of Stravinsky, Schoenberg and Other Cultural Figures by Robert Craft.
Naxos, 560 pp., £19.99, October 2006, 1 84379 217 6Show More
“... final masterpiece, Requiem Canticles (1966), which has the wintry radiance of late poems by Wallace Stevens – owe their existence to a significant extent to the presence of Craft, as Walsh repeatedly makes clear. His role as intellectual catalyst, encourager and amanuensis was as indispensable as it is exceptional in musical history. It was through ...”