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Robert Shaw

Robert Lawson Shaw (30 April 1916 – 25 January 1999) was an American conductor most famous for his work with his namesake Chorale, with the Cleveland Orchestra and Chorus, and the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and Chorus. He was known for drawing public attention to choral music through his wide ranging influences and mentoring of younger conductors, the high standard of his recordings, his support for racial integration in his choruses, and his support for modern music, winning many awards throughout his career.

Birth and Death Data: Born April 30th, 1916 (Red Bluff), Died January 25th, 1999 (New Haven)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1944

Roles Represented in DAHR: conductor, choral director, narrator

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca 71679 10-in. 1/17/1944 My Joe (Micaela's air) (Act 1-Scene 2) Carlotta Franzell choral director  
Decca 71680 10-in. 1/17/1944 You talk just like my Maw (Act 2-Scene 1) Carlotta Franzell ; Luther Saxon choral director  
Decca 71681 10-in. 1/17/1944 Dis flower (Flower song) (Act 1-Scene 3) Luther Saxon choral director  
Decca 71682 10-in. 1/17/1944 Dere's a cafe on de corner (Seguedilla) (Act.2-Scene 1) Luther Saxon ; Muriel Smith choral director  
Decca 71683 10-in. 1/18/1944 De cards don't lie (Card song) (Act 1-Scene 3) Muriel Smith choral director  
Decca 71684 10-in. 1/18/1944 Whizzin' away along de track Muriel Smith choral director  
Decca 71685 10-in. 1/18/1944 Beat out dat rhythm on a drum (Gypsy song) June Hawkins choral director  
Decca 71686 10-in. 1/20/1944 Dat's love (Habanera) (Act 2-Scene 2) Muriel Smith choral director  
Decca 71687 10-in. 1/20/1944 Prelude ; Opening theme ; Lift 'em up and put 'em down ; (Changing of the guard) (orch. & chorus) Orchestra (unidentified; Decca Records) ; Vocal chorus (unidentified; Decca Records) choral director  
Decca 71688 10-in. 1/20/1944 Dat's our man (Opening chorus, Act.4) (Act 1-Scene 1) Vocal chorus (unidentified; Decca Records) choral director  
Decca 71689 10-in. 1/20/1944 Stan' up and fight (Toreador song) Glenn Bryant choral director  
Decca 71690 10-in. 1/20/1944 Finale scene: Joe and Carmen (Act 1-Scene 1) Luther Saxon ; Muriel Smith choral director  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Shaw, Robert," accessed December 3, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103161.

Shaw, Robert. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved December 3, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103161.

"Shaw, Robert." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 3 December 2020.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103161

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