Stanley Drucker at 90: I had pretty good nervesmain
The emblematic principal clarinet of the New York Philharmonic is 90 today.
He gives an expansive interview to clarineat.com here.
The Guinness Book of Records has him down as the longest-serving clarinet in a professional orchestra. In 60 years in the orchestra, he says, he never cracked a clarinet. ‘I played so much it never got dry,’ he explains.