Stanley Drucker, Clarinet Master is a complete biography of Stanley Drucker’s musical career written by UF Professor of Clarinet Mitchell Estrin. Recognized by the Guinness World Records for the longest career as a clarinetist, Drucker retired from the New York Philharmonic in 2009 after a legendary sixty-one-year career with the orchestra. This biography unveils Drucker’s fascinating story from his beginnings in Brooklyn, New York, to his prominence as one of the greatest clarinetists in history.
The book will be officially released by publisher Carl Fischer, LLC in New York City at two special events in November. The New York Philharmonic will host a book launch celebration at Lincoln Center on November 6. Buffet Crampon will host a book signing event on November 7 at their New York Showroom. The guest of honor at both events will be Stanley Drucker, who holds an honorary doctorate from the University of Florida. He will be joined by Estrin and special guest John Corigliano, who contributed the foreword to the book.