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
|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|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Shaw, Robert," accessed July 24, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103161.
Shaw, Robert. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved July 24, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103161.
"Shaw, Robert." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 24 July 2021.
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