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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  • 26.
    New York Legends - Stanley Drucker, Principal Clarinet
    Label: Cala Records   Catalog: 509 Release Date: 10/01/1996   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Leonard Bernstein,  John Corigliano,  Claude Debussy,  Francis Poulenc  ... 
    Performer:  Stanley Drucker,  Kazuko Hayami,  Lisa Kim,  Kerry McDermott  ... 
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    Schumann: Complete Works For Winds And Piano
    Label: Elysium   Catalog: 709 Release Date: 03/26/1996   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Robert Schumann
    Performer:  Dorian Rence,  Stanley Drucker,  Sandra Shapiro,  Joseph Robinson  ... 
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  • 28.
    Stanley And Naomi Drucker Play Meyer Kupferman
    Label: Soundspells Productions   Catalog: 102 Release Date: 11/20/1995   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Meyer Kupferman
    Performer:  Naomi Drucker,  Stanley Drucker,  Kazuko Hayami
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Drucker Trio,  Laurentian String Quartet
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  • 29.
    The Spanish Harpsichord / Igor Kipnis
    Label: Sony Classical Essential Classics   Catalog: 53264 Release Date: 10/19/1993   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Antonio Soler,  Manuel de Falla,  Manuel Blasco de Nebra,  Domenico Scarlatti
    Performer:  Igor Kipnis,  Lorne Munroe,  Eliot Chapo,  Stanley Drucker  ... 
    Conductor:  Pierre Boulez
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  New York Philharmonic
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    Corigliano: Concerto For Clarinet;  Barber: Third Essay
    Label: New World Records   Catalog: 80309 Release Date: 12/08/1992   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Samuel Barber,  John Corigliano
    Performer:  Stanley Drucker,  Sidney Harth
    Conductor:  Zubin Mehta
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  New York Philharmonic
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    Copland: El Salón México, Clarinet Concerto, Etc / Bernstein
    Label: Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog: 431672 Release Date: 09/12/1991   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Aaron Copland
    Performer:  Stanley Drucker
    Conductor:  Leonard Bernstein
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  New York Philharmonic
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