Robert Maxwell

Robert Maxwell (born Max Rosen; April 19, 1921 – February 7, 2012) was a harpist and songwriter, who wrote the music for two well-known songs: "Ebb Tide" and "Shangri-La" (originally a composition entitled "Fantasy for Harp"). He also wrote "Solfeggio", used in a repeated skit by entertainment television innovator Ernie Kovacs.

Maxwell was the father of modern dancer Carla Maxwell, artistic director of The Jose Limon Dance Company. He and his two brothers, Abe Rosen (1916-2007) and Myor Rosen (1917-2009), all played the harp professionally. Abe Rosen was known for his work playing in New York shows and Myor Rosen was the principal harpist for the New York Philharmonic for thirty years.

Birth and Death Data: Born April 19th, 1921, Died February 7th, 2012

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1963 - 1966

Roles Represented in DAHR: harp, composer

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 59 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca 113381 4/25/1963 Old devil moon Robert Maxwell instrumentalist, harp  
Decca 113382 4/25/1963 Bewitched Robert Maxwell instrumentalist, harp  
Decca 113383 4/25/1963 Poinciana Robert Maxwell instrumentalist, harp  
Decca 113384 5/3/1963 Tears Robert Maxwell instrumentalist, harp  
Decca 113385 5/3/1963 Shangri-la Robert Maxwell instrumentalist, harp  
Decca 113386 5/3/1963 The breeze and I Robert Maxwell instrumentalist, harp  
Decca 113387 5/3/1963 That old black magic Robert Maxwell instrumentalist, harp  
Decca 113388 5/3/1963 Summer star Robert Maxwell instrumentalist, harp  
Decca 113389 5/3/1963 Strange music Robert Maxwell instrumentalist, harp  
Decca 113390 5/3/1963 It's magic Robert Maxwell instrumentalist, harp  
Decca 113391 5/3/1963 Magic is the moonlight Robert Maxwell instrumentalist, harp  
Decca 113392 5/3/1963 Nature boy Robert Maxwell instrumentalist, harp  
Decca 113434 5/3/1963 The sounds of Summer Robert Maxwell instrumentalist, harp  
Decca 114753 4/6/1964 Little dipper Robert Maxwell instrumentalist, harp  
Decca 114754 4/6/1964 Peg o' my heart Robert Maxwell instrumentalist, harp  
Decca 114755 4/6/1964 Rosebud Robert Maxwell instrumentalist, harp  
Decca 114756 4/6/1964 Clair de lune Robert Maxwell instrumentalist, harp  
Decca 114828 4/27/1964 In the chapel in the moonlight Robert Maxwell instrumentalist, harp  
Decca 114829 4/27/1964 Tammy Robert Maxwell instrumentalist, harp  
Decca 114830 4/27/1964 As time goes by Robert Maxwell instrumentalist, harp  
Decca 114831 4/27/1964 I'll never smile again Robert Maxwell instrumentalist, harp  
Decca 114832 5/5/1964 What is this thing called love Robert Maxwell instrumentalist, harp  
Decca 114833 5/5/1964 Adios Robert Maxwell instrumentalist, harp  
Decca 114834 5/5/1964 Lonely love Robert Maxwell instrumentalist, harp  
Decca 114835 5/5/1964 You belong to my heart Robert Maxwell instrumentalist, harp  
(Results 1-25 of 59 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Maxwell, Robert," accessed May 12, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/330399.

Maxwell, Robert. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved May 12, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/330399.

"Maxwell, Robert." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 12 May 2021.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/330399

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