Allen Shawn is a composer who teaches composition and music history at Bennington. He is the author, most recently, of Leonard Bernstein: An American Musician.
 (January 2016)


The Genius of Robert Craft

Robert Craft, Vera Zorina, and Vera Stravinsky, New York City, 1980
With the death of Robert Craft on November 10, 2015, at the age of ninety-two, the world lost a witness to—and a shaper of—some of the great events in twentieth-century music. Famous to many as “Stravinsky’s assistant,” as the man who helped this essential modern master discover a new course …