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Stanley Drucker

Biography

Born: February 4, 1929  
Stanley Drucker is the most prominent orchestral clarinetist in the United States and one of the best-known of all orchestral musicians in the country.

He studied clarinet with Leon Russianoff and quickly became an outstanding player. At the age of 16 he became one of the youngest principal players in U.S. orchestral history when the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra appointed him first clarinetist. He returned to his native city in 1949 to
Read more join the New York Philharmonic. In 1960 he became its principal clarinetist. In 1968 he joined the faculty of the Juilliard School of Music.

His tone is known for its adherence to classical ideals of purity. He has made over 150 solo performances with the New York Philharmonic in his 50 years of service with the it. In 1999 he was named Instrumentalist of the Year by the leading magazine Musical America. He has recorded frequently and has twice been nominated for a Grammy Award.

His wife, Naomi Drucker, is also a prominent clarinetist. Together they have recorded clarinet duet works, including Krommer's Concerto for Two Clarinets and Orchestra, Op. 35. Read less
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  • 1.
    Leonard Bernstein Edition - Concertos & Orchestral Works
    Label: Sony   Catalog: 301330 Release Date: 10/27/2014   Number of Discs: 80
    Composer:  Samuel Barber,  Johann Sebastian Bach,  Antonio Vivaldi,  Béla Bartók  ... 
    Performer:  Isaac Stern,  Leonard Bernstein,  Harold Gomberg,  William Heim  ... 
    Conductor:  Leonard Bernstein,  Seiji Ozawa,  Maurice Peress
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  New York Philharmonic,  New York Philharmonic members,  Columbia Symphony Orchestra  ... 
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  • 2.
    Leonard Bernstein Collection Vol 1 [59 CDs & 1 DVD]
    Label: Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog: 2027800 Release Date: 04/22/2014   Number of Discs: 60
    Composer:  Ludwig van Beethoven,  Johannes Brahms,  Leonard Bernstein,  Benjamin Britten  ... 
    Performer:  René Kollo,  Dame Gwyneth Jones,  Kurt Moll,  Hanna Schwarz  ... 
    Conductor:  Leonard Bernstein,  Michael Tilson Thomas,  Kent Nagano
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra,  Vienna State Opera Concert Choir,  Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra  ... 
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    Imaginary Landscapes - Sounds of America [20-CD Set]
    Label: Emi Classics   Catalog: 44290 Release Date: 07/03/2012   Number of Discs: 20
    Composer:  John Philip Sousa,  Scott Joplin,  Ferde Grofé,  George Gershwin  ... 
    Performer:  Joshua Rifkin,  Ralph Grierson,  Richard Rodney Bennett,  Barry Tuckwell  ... 
    Conductor:  Timothy Foley,  George Sponhaltz,  Felix Slatkin,  Ferde Grofé  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Great American Main Street Band,  Southland Stingers,  Hollywood Bowl Symphony Orchestra  ... 
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    Label: Composers Recordings, Inc. (Cri)   Catalog: 326 Release Date: 11/01/2010   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Alan Hovhaness,  Vally Weigl
    Performer:  Joseph Roche,  Donald Betts,  Eric Wahlin,  George Shirley  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Macalester Trio
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    Label: Composers Recordings, Inc. (Cri)   Catalog: 138 Release Date: 04/01/2010   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Milton Babbitt,  John Bavicchi
    Performer:  Stanley Drucker,  John Wummer,  Peter Marsh,  Donald McCall  ... 
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    Adagio - Samuel Barber 100th Anniversary
    Label: Warner Classics   Catalog: 87286 Release Date: 02/23/2010   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Samuel Barber
    Performer:  Thomas Allen,  Roger Vignoles,  Judith LeClair,  Joseph Robinson  ... 
    Conductor:  Leonard Slatkin,  Michael Tilson Thomas,  Simon Rattle
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Endellion String Quartet,  St. Louis Symphony Orchestra,  London Symphony Orchestra  ... 
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    Label: Composers Recordings, Inc. (Cri)   Catalog: 204 Release Date: 01/01/2010   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Mario Davidovsky,  Harvey Sollberger
    Performer:  Harvey Sollberger,  Sophie Sollberger,  Stanley Drucker,  Paul Zukofsky  ... 
    Conductor:  Efrain Guigui,  Gunther Schuller
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Group for Contemporary Music
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    Nielsen: Concertos; Hindemith / Bernstein, New York Philharmonic
    Label: Sony   Catalog: 47599 Release Date: 12/29/2009   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Carl Nielsen,  Paul Hindemith
    Performer:  Stanley Drucker,  Julius Baker,  Isaac Stern
    Conductor:  Leonard Bernstein
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  New York Philharmonic
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    American Classics - Barber: Cello Sonata, Excursions, Summer Music / Stepansky, Margalit, Baxtresser, Robinson
    Label: Emi Classics   Catalog: 34473 Release Date: 11/24/2008   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Samuel Barber
    Performer:  Alan Stepansky,  Israela Margalit,  Jeanne Baxtresser,  Judith LeClair  ... 
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    Fazil Say Plays Bach, Tchaikovsky, Liszt, Stravinsky & Gershwin
    Label: Warner Classics   Catalog: 4699708 Release Date: 08/27/2007   Number of Discs: 4
    Composer:  Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky,  Franz Liszt,  George Gershwin,  Igor Stravinsky  ... 
    Performer:  Fazil Say,  Stanley Drucker,  Albert Regni,  James Saporito  ... 
    Conductor:  Yuri Temirkanov,  Kurt Masur
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  St. Petersburg Philharmonia,  New York Philharmonic
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    Through Gilded Trellises
    Label: Sony   Catalog: 62750 Release Date: 06/25/2007   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Sir William Walton,  Henry Purcell,  Arnold Bax,  Cyril Scott  ... 
    Performer:  Richard Amner,  Dame Kiri Te Kanawa,  Stanley Drucker,  Leonid Hambro  ... 
    Conductor:  Wolfgang Fromme
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cologne Collegium Vocale
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    Chamber Music For Flute - Devienne, Copland, Etc/ Baxtresser
    Label: Cala Records   Catalog: 544 Release Date: 01/30/2007   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  François Devienne,  Madeleine Dring,  Philippe Gaubert,  Samuel Barber  ... 
    Performer:  Jeanne Baxtresser,  Cynthia Phelps,  Joseph Robinson,  Pedja Muzijevic  ... 
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    Library Of Congress Vol 6 - Mozart, Brahms: Quintets
    Label: Doremi Records   Catalog: 5709 Release Date: 01/09/2007   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart,  Johannes Brahms
    Performer:  Isidore Cohen,  Raphael Hillyer,  Harold Wright,  Claus Adam  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Juilliard String Quartet
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    Gemini - Barber: Orchestral & Chamber Works / Slatkin, Et Al
    Label: Emi Classics   Catalog: 86561 Release Date: 05/24/2005   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Samuel Barber
    Performer:  Israela Margalit,  Jeanne Baxtresser,  Joseph Robinson,  Stanley Drucker  ... 
    Conductor:  Leonard Slatkin
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  St. Louis Symphony Orchestra
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    Schickele: Serenade For Three / American Chamber Ensemble
    Label: Elysium   Catalog: 725 Release Date: 03/29/2005   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Peter Schickele
    Performer:  Chris Finckel,  Stanley Drucker,  Jess Gross,  Peter Weinberg  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  American Chamber Ensemble
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    Leonard Bernstein Collectors Edition - The Americans
    Label: Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog: 000218402 Release Date: 05/11/2004   Number of Discs: 6
    Composer:  Roy Harris,  George Gershwin,  Lukas Foss,  Ned Rorem  ... 
    Performer:  Leonard Bernstein,  Sheri Greenawald,  Gidon Kremer,  Stanley Drucker  ... 
    Conductor:  Leonard Bernstein
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  New York Philharmonic,  Israel Philharmonic Orchestra,  Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra  ... 
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    Foss Plays Mozart
    Label: Elysium   Catalog: 723 Release Date: 10/29/2002   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Performer:  Lukas Foss,  Stanley Drucker,  Qiang Tu
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    Kupferman: Orchestral Music Vol Xiv - Icon Symphony, Etc
    Label: Soundspells Productions   Catalog: 133 Release Date: 04/30/2002   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Meyer Kupferman
    Performer:  Naomi Drucker,  Stanley Drucker,  Jeanne Benjamin,  Samuel Baron  ... 
    Conductor:  Paul Freeman,  Meyer Kupferman
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Czech National Symphony Orchestra,  American Brass Quintet
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    Brahms: Clarinet Sonatas, Quintet, Etc / Drucker, Et Al
    Label: Elysium   Catalog: 720 Release Date: 07/24/2001   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Johannes Brahms
    Performer:  Stanley Drucker,  Gerald Robbins,  Carter Brey
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Elysium String Quartet
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    Barber: Adagio For Strings, Etc / Slatkin, Oliveira, Et Al
    Label: Emi Classics Double Fforte   Catalog: 74287 Release Date: 07/03/2001   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Samuel Barber
    Performer:  Israela Margalit,  Jeanne Baxtresser,  Alan Stepansky,  Stanley Drucker  ... 
    Conductor:  Leonard Slatkin
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  St. Louis Symphony Orchestra
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    Gershwin: Porgy And Bess Arrangements, Etc /Fazil Say, Et Al
    Label: Teldec   Catalog: 426202 Release Date: 04/25/2000   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  George Gershwin
    Performer:  Fazil Say,  James Saporito,  Joe Pereira,  William Blossom  ... 
    Conductor:  Kurt Masur
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  New York Philharmonic
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  • 22.
    American Clarinet Treasures / American Chamber Ensemble
    Label: Elysium   Catalog: 718 Release Date: 03/15/2000   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Douglas Moore,  Gary Schocker,  Virgil Thomson,  Elliott Carter  ... 
    Performer:  Naomi Drucker,  Erika Sato,  Lois Martin,  Deborah Wong  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  American Chamber Ensemble
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  • 23.
    The Essential Bernstein
    Label: Sony Classical Essential Classics   Catalog: 66493 Release Date: 09/03/1999   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Leonard Bernstein
    Performer:  Stanley Drucker,  Leonid Hambro,  Deborah Sasson,  Peter Hofmann
    Conductor:  Leonard Bernstein,  Michael Tilson Thomas
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  New York Philharmonic,  Los Angeles Philharmonic members
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  • 24.
    Mozart: Clarinet Quintet, Etc / Drucker, Kuyper, Et Al
    Label: Elysium   Catalog: 716 Release Date: 05/01/1999   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Performer:  Joseph Robinson,  William Kuyper,  Stanley Drucker
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Elysium String Quartet
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  • 25.
    Music For Doubles - Krommer, Saint-saëns, Martinu / Tiboris
    Label: Elysium   Catalog: 714 Release Date: 12/02/1998   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Bohuslav Martinu,  Camille Saint-Saëns,  Franz Krommer
    Performer:  Gregor Kruyer,  Jacqueline Schiller,  Christopher Rex,  Charles Rex  ... 
    Conductor:  Peter Tiboris
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bohuslav Martinu Philharmonic Orchestra
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