Robert Craft

Robert Craft

(October 20, 1923 – November 10, 2015). Conductor and friend, collaborator, and ammanuensis to the composer Igor Stravinsky from 1948 to 1971.

March 30, 1959

Manila Airport, 5 am. The I.S.’s [Igor Stravinsky’s] count their baggage—ras, dva, tri, chetiry—over and over, like rosary beads. The U.S. Cultural Attaché, a Mr.

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March 31, 1959

The great rice fields of Antipolo and Morong are burned out and brown, and the whole island world is waiting for the rains. A checkers

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