Stanley Drucker is a colossal name in the clarinet world, and in the world of the New York Philharmonic, where he spent 60 years as a member of the Orchestra, 48 as Principal.
A new five-disc recording lets you relive his artistry through previously unreleased recordings of solo and chamber music.
Stanley Drucker Heritage Collection: Live in Concert Discs 1–5 offers recordings made between 1972 and 2004 of works by Debussy, Brahms, Stravinsky, Boulez, and others. Would you like to hear him in the Mozart Clarinet Quintet with The Juilliard String Quartet, recorded at the Library of Congress in 1977? So would we! Violist Arnold Steinhardt and pianist Jens Nygaard are two of the other performers represented.
The recording, priced at $74.90 with free shipping, is available at Amazon.com.
Watch a video tribute to Drucker from when he retired.