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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|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|
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.
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