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 19, 1921 (New York City), Died February 7, 2012

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1963 - 1966

Roles Represented in DAHR: harp, composer

= Recordings are available for online listening.
= Recordings were issued from this master. No recordings issued from other masters.

Recordings

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  
Decca 114877 5/14/1964 Manha de carnaval Robert Maxwell instrumentalist, harp  
Decca 114878 5/14/1964 Sophisticated lady Robert Maxwell instrumentalist, harp  
Decca 114879 5/14/1964 Don't get around much anymore Robert Maxwell instrumentalist, harp  
Decca 114880 5/14/1964 One o'clock jump Robert Maxwell instrumentalist, harp  
Decca 115266 10/6/1964 La primavera Robert Maxwell instrumentalist, harp  
Decca 115267 10/6/1964 April in Portugal Robert Maxwell instrumentalist, harp  
Decca 115268 10/6/1964 Our Winter love Robert Maxwell instrumentalist, harp  
Decca 115269 10/26/1964 Pumpkin yellow Robert Maxwell instrumentalist, harp  
Decca 115270 10/26/1964 September in the rain Robert Maxwell instrumentalist, harp  
Decca 115271 10/26/1964 Shine on harvest moon Robert Maxwell instrumentalist, harp  
Decca 115272 10/26/1964 My funny Valentine Robert Maxwell instrumentalist, harp  
Decca 115273 11/17/1964 The green leaves of Summer Robert Maxwell instrumentalist, harp  
Decca 115274 11/17/1964 Spring is here Robert Maxwell instrumentalist, harp  
Decca 115275 11/17/1964 I've got my love to keep me warm Robert Maxwell instrumentalist, harp  
Decca 115276 11/17/1964 Summertime Robert Maxwell instrumentalist, harp  
Decca 115277 12/2/1964 The right to love Robert Maxwell instrumentalist, harp  
Decca 115450 12/2/1964 [Unknown title(s)] Robert Maxwell instrumentalist, harp  
Decca 115451 12/2/1964 A Summer song Robert Maxwell instrumentalist, harp  
Decca 115452 12/2/1964 Pumpkin yellow Robert Maxwell instrumentalist, harp  
Decca 115453 12/2/1964 [Unknown title(s)] Robert Maxwell instrumentalist, harp  
Decca 116342 7/14/1965 Theme from Morituri Robert Maxwell instrumentalist, harp  
Decca 116343 7/14/1965 Song of the Nairobi Trio Robert Maxwell instrumentalist, harp  
Decca 116344 12/1/1965 Pathfinder-1 Robert Maxwell instrumentalist, harp  
Decca 116345 12/1/1965 Ebb tide Robert Maxwell instrumentalist, harp  
Decca 116346 12/1/1965 Canadian sunset-1 Robert Maxwell instrumentalist, harp  
Decca 116347 12/1/1965 Moonlight in Vermont Robert Maxwell instrumentalist, harp  
Decca 116348 1/26/1966 Lisbon antigua Robert Maxwell instrumentalist, harp  
Decca 116349 1/26/1966 Let's get away from it all Robert Maxwell instrumentalist, harp  
Decca 116350 1/26/1966 Carioca Robert Maxwell instrumentalist, harp  
Decca 116351 1/26/1966 Fly me to the moon Robert Maxwell instrumentalist, harp  
Decca 116352 1/28/1966 Song of the Nairobi Trio Robert Maxwell instrumentalist, harp  
Decca 116353 1/28/1966 Yellow bird Robert Maxwell instrumentalist, harp  
Decca 116997 2/8/1966 Malaguena Robert Maxwell instrumentalist, harp  
Decca 116998 2/8/1966 Clair de lune Robert Maxwell instrumentalist, harp  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Maxwell, Robert," accessed February 4, 2023, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/330399.

Maxwell, Robert. (2023). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved February 4, 2023, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/330399.

"Maxwell, Robert." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2023. Web. 4 February 2023.

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

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