The Resource An improbable life : memoirs, by Robert Craft

An improbable life : memoirs, by Robert Craft

Label
An improbable life : memoirs
Title
An improbable life
Title remainder
memoirs
Statement of responsibility
by Robert Craft
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Robert Craft would begin a unique friendship with Stravinsky that would last until the composer's death in 1971. This book tells the story of his "improbable life" before, during, and after his long collaboration with Stravinsky and residence in the Stravinsky household." "It begins with the author's childhood in Kingston, New York, his time in the New York Military Academy prep school in Cornwall-on-Hudson, and his entry into Juilliard, cut short by Army service. 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."
  • "His improbable life becomes a whirlwind of international activity at the cutting edge of modern music (and revival of early music) and in the company of celebrities. By letter or in person, figures like Edwin Hubble, Aldous Huxley, Stephen Spender, T.S. Eliot, W.H. Auden, Pierre Boulez, Elliott Carter, and George Balanchine make their appearances. A whole chapter recreates, through Isaiah Berlin's letters to the author, the texture of the relationship between Stravinsky and Isaiah Berlin that began in London in December 1956 and led to Sir Isaiah's transliteration of the text of Abraham and Isaac for Stravinsky."--Jacket
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Craft, Robert
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
ML422.C91
LC item number
A3 2002
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Craft, Robert
  • Craft, Robert
  • Craft, Robert
  • Conductors (Music)
  • Conductors (Music)
  • Autobiographie
  • United States
Label
An improbable life : memoirs, by Robert Craft
Link
https://archive.org/details/improbablelifeme00craf
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Growing up -- The Stravinsky years -- Surviving the legacy
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xi, 448 pages
Isbn
9780826513816
Lccn
2002011653
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)50235008
  • (OCoLC)ocm50235008
Label
An improbable life : memoirs, by Robert Craft
Link
https://archive.org/details/improbablelifeme00craf
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Growing up -- The Stravinsky years -- Surviving the legacy
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xi, 448 pages
Isbn
9780826513816
Lccn
2002011653
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)50235008
  • (OCoLC)ocm50235008

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