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Robert Maxwell

hrp, 1921-2012 US, New York City
Songwriter of Jazz and Pop

Robert Maxwell (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").Born Max Rosen, he 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.

  • Jazz
  • Pop
  • Classical
Popular Tracks   
Nature Boy on Shangri-La by Robert Maxwell
Shangri-La on Shangri-La by Robert Maxwell
Shangri-La on Mad Men, Vol. 1 by Various Artists
Ebb Tide on The Harp in Hi-Fi by Robert Maxwell
That Old Black Magic on Shangri-La by Robert Maxwell
Bewitched on Shangri-La by Robert Maxwell
Old Devil Moon on Shangri-La by Robert Maxwell
Poinciana (Song of the Tree) on Shangri-La by Robert Maxwell
Strange Music on Shangri-La by Robert Maxwell
The Breeze and I on Shangri-La by Robert Maxwell

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Band Members

Title Artist Year Type
Magic Harp Of Robert MaxwellRobert Maxwell1993Compil.
Harpistry In RhythmRobert Maxwell1972Album
Harpistry In RhythmRobert Maxwell1968Album
Ebb TideRobert Maxwell1968Album
Anytime!Robert Maxwell1967Album
Let's Get Away From It AllRobert Maxwell1966Album
Ebb TideRobert Maxwell1965Single
The Very Best Of Robert MaxwellRobert Maxwell1964Compil.
CarlaRobert Maxwell1964Single
The Very Best Of Robert MaxwellRobert Maxwell1964Compil.
Shangri-LaRobert Maxwell1963Album
Spectacular HarpsRobert Maxwell1960Album
Spectacular HarpsRobert Maxwell1960Single
Red Hot HarpRobert Maxwell1958Album
The Harp In Hi-FiRobert Maxwell1956Album
Harp MagicRobert Maxwell1955Album
HindustanRobert Maxwell1953Single
Ebb Tide/Rose MarieRobert Maxwell1953Single
The Collector Series Of Standard Popular MusicRobert Maxwell, Mel Henke1952Album
The Collector Series Of Standard Popular MusicJoe Venuti, Robert Maxwell1951Album
Harpist's HolidayRobert Maxwell1950Album
Swinging StringsRobert MaxwellSingle
HarpmonicsRobert MaxwellSingle
Ebb TideRobert MaxwellSingle
40 All-Time Christmas FavoritesRobert MaxwellAlbum
Skeleton At Midnight (Danse Macabre) / It Ain't Necessarily SoJoe Venuti, Robert Maxwell, Jimmy BriggsSingle
Melancholy Baby / KaravanJoe Venuti, Robert MaxwellAlbum
I'm Gonna Sit Right Down And Write Myself A LetterRobert MaxwellSingle
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