Craft, Robert

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Craft, Robert Gender: M
Robert Lawson Craft
born on 20 October 1923 at 15:10 (= 3:10 PM )
Place Kingston, New York, 41n56, 74w00
Timezone EST h5w (is standard time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_libcol.18.gif 26°24' s_mo.18.gif s_piscol.18.gif 13°06 Asc.s_piscol.18.gif 06°51'

Robert Craft (with his wife at their home in Florida, circa early 1990s)
photo: Infrogmation of New Orleans, license cc-by-2.0


American conductor and writer best known for his intimate professional relationship with Igor Stravinsky, on which Craft drew in producing numerous recordings and books.

Craft met Stravinsky in 1948, and from then until the composer's death in 1971, Craft continued to work alongside Stravinsky in a variety of roles. A relationship that started out with Craft in a rather modest role eventually evolved into a full artistic partnership.

Craft compiled the libretti for Stravinsky's The Flood and A Sermon, a Narrative and a Prayer, and lived with Igor and Vera Stravinsky in Hollywood and later in New York City. Craft remained close to the composer's widow until her death in 1982.

After Stravinsky's death, Craft continued to concertize and to write. His 2002 autobiography, An Improbable Life, details his life before, during, and after his friendship with Stravinsky.

Craft died on 10 November 2015 at age 92 at his home in Gulf Stream, Florida.

Link to Wikipedia biography



  • Relationship : Meet a significant person 1948 (Igor Stravinsky)
  • Death of Significant person 6 April 1971 (Igor Stravinsky)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.
  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 2002 (Autobiography "An Improbable Life")

Source Notes

Sy Scholfield quotes from An Improbable Life: Memoirs by Robert Craft (Vanderbilt University Press, 2002), page 3: "My mother's book, Baby's Days and Baby's Ways, reveals that I was born at 3:10 P.M. on October 20, 1923, in Kingston City Hospital, Kingston, New York."


  • Family : Relationship : Number of Marriages (Two)
  • Family : Parenting : Foster, Step, or Adopted Kids (Steps)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids 1-3
  • Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (Age 92)
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Composer/ Arranger
  • Vocation : Writers : Autobiographer ("An Improbable Life")
  • Vocation : Writers : Biographer (Igor Stravinsky)
  • Notable : Awards : Vocational award