When the young conductor Robert Craft entered Stravinsky's life the composer found an advisor on English literature and developments in new music, and a devotee who assisted him for the remainder of his life. With Donald Macleod.
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Canon (on a Russian Popular Tune)
Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Michael Tilson Thomas (cond)
Orchestra: Woody Herman and his Orchestra
Orchestra: Orchestra of St. Luke’s
Conductor: Robert Craft (cond)
The Rake's Progress (Extract - Act II Scene 3)
Performer: Sarah Walker (Baba)
Performer: Philip Langridge (Tom Rakewell)
Performer: Samuel Ramey (Nick Shadow)
Orchestra: London Sinfonietta
Conductor: Riccardo Chailly (cond)
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