Harvey Shapiro

Harvey Shapiro (June 22, 1911 – October 25, 2007) was an American cellist and teacher. His professional debut was in 1935 at New York City's Town Hall. Following this, he was chosen by Arturo Toscanini to play in the cello section of the NBC Symphony Orchestra, whereupon he became its principal in 1943. He was also a founding member of its associated chamber ensembles, the Primrose Quartet and NBC Trio.

After leaving the NBC Symphony in 1946, Shapiro performed prolifically as a studio musician and chamber musician. In 1947, he was a founding member of the WQXR Radio Quartet, which played the international and American premieres of works by various composers until its dissolution in 1963.

From 1970, Shapiro turned his focus to teaching. He taught at the Juilliard School, and gave summer classes and master classes elsewhere in the United States, Canada, and Europe; continuing until 2006. He died in 2007.

Birth and Death Data: Born June 22, 1911 (New York City), Died October 25, 2007

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1950

Roles Represented in DAHR: cello

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Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca 76196 4/27/1950 Count every star Dick Haymes instrumentalist, cello  
Decca 76197 4/27/1950 If you were only mine Dick Haymes instrumentalist, cello  
Decca 76843 9/13/1950 Autumn leaves Artie Shaw Orchestra instrumentalist, cello  
Decca 76844 9/13/1950 White Christmas Artie Shaw Orchestra instrumentalist, cello  
Decca 76953 10/5/1950 White Christmas Artie Shaw Orchestra instrumentalist, cello  
Decca 76954 10/5/1950 Autumn leaves Artie Shaw Orchestra instrumentalist, cello  
Decca 76955 10/5/1950 Serenade in blue Artie Shaw Orchestra instrumentalist, cello  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Shapiro, Harvey," accessed December 3, 2023, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/343322.

Shapiro, Harvey. (2023). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved December 3, 2023, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/343322.

"Shapiro, Harvey." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2023. Web. 3 December 2023.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/343322

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