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
“... such as Peter Maxwell Davies and Harrison Birtwistle. All these late works – right up to Stravinsky’s 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 ...”