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Robert Shaw

zth, 1916-1999 US, Red Bluff, California
Conductor of Classical
A.k.a. Robert Lawson Shaw

Robert Shaw (April 30, 1916 – January 25, 1999) was an American conductor most famous for his work with his namesake Chorale, with the Cleveland Orchestra and Chorus, and the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and Chorus. Shaw received 14 Grammy awards, four ASCAP awards for service to contemporary music, the first Guggenheim Fellowship ever awarded to a conductor, the Alice M. Ditson Conductor's Award for Service to American Music; the George Peabody Medal for outstanding contributions to music in America, the Gold Baton Award of the American Symphony Orchestra League for "distinguished service to music and the arts," the American National Medal of Arts, France's Officier des Arts et des Lettres, England's Gramophone Award, and was a 1991 recipient of the Kennedy Center Honors.

        
Instruments
  • Zyther
  • Vocals
Genres
  • Classical
  • Soundtrack
  • Pop
  • World
  • Folk
Popular Tracks   
Blow the Man Down on Sea Shanties by Traditional & Robert Shaw
Concerto For 4 Harpsichords in A Minor, BWV 1065: III. Allegro on Johann Sebastian Bach: Harpsichord Concertos III by Cologne Chamber Orchestra
What Shall We Do with the Drunken Sailor on Sea Shanties by Traditional & Robert Shaw
Spanish Ladies on Sea Shanties by Traditional & Robert Shaw
Whup! Jamboree on Sea Shanties by Traditional & Robert Shaw
The Battle Cry of Freedom (The North - 1991 Remastered on Battle Cry Of Freedom by Robert Shaw
Bound for the Rio Grande on Sea Shanties by Traditional & Robert Shaw
A-Roving on Sea Shanties by Traditional & Robert Shaw
Carmina Burana: Fortuna imperatrix mundi on Carl Orff: Carmina Burana by Carl Orff, Atlanta Senfoni Orkestrası, Robert Shaw & Atlanta Senfoni Korosu
Lowlands on Sea Shanties by Traditional & Robert Shaw

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Band Members
Discography



Title Artist Year Type
Copland: Fanfare / Rodeo; Hindemith: Symphonic MetamorphosisLouis Lane, Robert Shaw, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra2004Album
Gloria / Concerto For Organ / Symphony Of PsalmsFrancis Poulenc, Igor Stravinsky, Robert Shaw, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra & Atlanta Symphony Chorus2004Compil.
ElegyRobert Shaw, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra & Chorus, Robert Shaw Festival Singers2002Compil.
O Magnum MysteriumRobert Shaw - Robert Shaw Festival Singers / Robert Shaw Chamber Singers2000Compil.
The Firebird / Music From Prince IgorIgor Stravinsky / Alexander Borodin, Robert Shaw, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra & Chorus2000Album
Stabat MaterAntonín Dvořák, Robert Shaw, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra & Chorus1999Album
Gloria! - Music Of Praise And InspiriationRobert Shaw, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, Atlanta Symphony Chorus, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Chamber Chorus, Robert Shaw Chamber Singers, Robert Shaw Festival Singers1998Compil.
Barber: Prayers Of Kierkegaard, Bartók: Cantata Profana, Vaughan Williams: Dona Nobis PacemSamuel Barber, Béla Bartók, Ralph Vaughan Williams, Robert Shaw, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra And Atlanta Symphony Chorus1998Album
Motet No. 3: Jesus, Dearest Master = Jesu, Meine FreudeJohann Sebastian Bach - Robert Shaw Conducting RCA Victor Chorale And Orchestra1997Album
A Robert Shaw Christmas • Angels On HighRobert Shaw / Robert Shaw Chamber Singers1997Album
Appear & InspireRobert Shaw, Robert Shaw Festival Singers1996Album
Ein Deutsches RequiemJohannes Brahms, Robert Shaw1996Album
Harmonium / The BellsJohn Adams, Sergei Vasilyevich Rachmaninoff - Renée Fleming, Karl Dent, Victor Ledbetter - Robert Shaw, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra & Atlanta Symphony Chorus1996Album
Evocation Of The SpiritHenryk Górecki, Arvo Pärt, Samuel Barber, Frank Martin, Arnold Schoenberg - Robert Shaw, Robert Shaw Festival Singers1995Album
ElijahFelix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, Robert Shaw, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra & Atlanta Symphony Chorus, Barbara Bonney, Florence Quivar, Jerry Hadley, Thomas Hampson1995Album
Songs For Male ChorusFranz Schubert, Robert Shaw Conducting The RCA Victor Chorale Of Men's Voices1994Single
Stabat MaterKarol Szymanowski, Francis Poulenc, Robert Shaw, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra & Atlanta Symphony Chorus1994Album
Songs Of Angels (Christmas Hymns & Carols)Robert Shaw Chamber Singers, Robert Shaw1994Album
Grand & Glorious: Great Operatic ChorusesRobert Shaw / Atlanta Symphony Orchestra1994Album
Amazing Grace (American Hymns And Spirituals)Robert Shaw Festival Singers, Robert Shaw1993Album
Itaipu / The CanyonPhilip Glass - Atlanta Symphony Orchestra And Atlanta Symphony Chorus, Robert Shaw1993Album
The Creation (sung in English)Robert Shaw1992Album
Verdi: Quattro Pezzi Sacri (Four Sacred Pieces); Stravinsky: Symphony Of PsalmsGiuseppe Verdi, Igor Stravinsky, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra & Atlanta Symphony Chorus, Robert Shaw1991Album
The Best Of WagnerEugene Ormandy, The Philadelphia Orchestra, The Robert Shaw Chorale1991Compil.
VIII (Symphony Of A Thousand)Gustav Mahler - Robert Shaw, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra & Atlanta Symphony Chorus1991Album
Encores À La Française • Organ ConcertoMichael Murray / Robert Shaw / Atlanta Symphony Orchestra1990Album
Mass In B Minor (Complete)Johann Sebastian Bach1990Album
Mass In B MinorJohann Sebastian Bach, Robert Shaw, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra & Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Chamber Chorus, Sylvia McNair, Delores Ziegler, Marietta Simpson, John Aler, William Stone, Thomas Paul1990Album
Mass In G Major / Motets For Christmas And LentFrancis Poulenc - Robert Shaw Festival Singers, Robert Shaw1990Album
Mass No.2/Mass No.6Franz Schubert, Robert Shaw, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, Atlanta Symphony Chorus, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Chamber Chorus1990Album
Vespers (All-Night Vigil)Sergei Vasilyevich Rachmaninoff - Robert Shaw Festival Singers / Robert Shaw1990Album
Mass In C / Elegiac Song / Calm Sea And Prosperous VoyageLudwig van Beethoven : Robert Shaw, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra & Atlanta Symphony Chorus1990Album
Belshazzar's Feast; Chichester Psalms; Missa BrevisSir William Walton, Leonard Bernstein, Robert Shaw, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra & Chorus1989Album
Highlights From Verdi's RigolettoGiuseppe Verdi / Erna Berger · Nan Merriman · Jan Peerce · Leonard Warren · Italo Tajo · Renato Cellini · The Robert Shaw Chorale · Robert Shaw1989Album
War Requiem, Op. 66Benjamin Britten, Robert Shaw, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, Atlanta Symphony Chorus, Lorna Haywood, Anthony Rolfe Johnson, Benjamin Luxon, The Atlanta Boy Choir1989Album
Bach Arias And Great Songs Of Faith: Handel, Mendelssohn, BachMarian Anderson Orchestra Conducted By Robert Shaw1989Compil.
Gloria / MagnificatAntonio Vivaldi, Johann Sebastian Bach, Robert Shaw, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Chamber Chorus, Dawn Upshaw, Penelope Jensen, Marietta Simpson, David Gordon, William Stone1989Album
String Symphony / Sunday Morning / EaglesNed Rorem - Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, Robert Shaw, Louis Lane1988Album
Alto Rhapsody • Nänie • Gesang Der Parzen • SchicksalsliedJohannes Brahms - Marilyn Horne, Robert Shaw, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra & Atlanta Symphony Chorus1988Album
Missa Solemnis In D Major, Op.123 / Mass In C Minor K.427 "The Great"Ludwig van Beethoven / Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Atlanta Symphony Orchestra & Atlanta Symphony Chorus, Robert Shaw1988Album
Requiem, Op. 48 / Requiem, Op. 9Gabriel Fauré • Maurice Duruflé • Robert Shaw, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra & Atlanta Symphony Chorus • Judith Blegen, James Morris1987Album
Mass In B Minor, BWV 232Johann Sebastian Bach - Soloists, The Robert Shaw Chorale And Chamber Orchestra, Directed by Robert Shaw1987Album
Requiem & Operatic ChorusesGiuseppe Verdi - Susan Dunn, Diane Curry, Jerry Hadley, Paul Plishka, Robert Shaw, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra & Atlanta Symphony Chorus1987Album
When Lilacs Last In The Dooryard Bloom'dPaul Hindemith - Robert Shaw, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra & Atlanta Symphony Chorus, William Stone, Jan DeGaetani1987Album
The Passion According To St. JohnJohann Sebastian Bach, Robert Shaw, The Robert Shaw Chorale, The Collegiate Chorale1986Album
Requiem, K. 626Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Robert Shaw, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra & Atlanta Symphony Chorus, Arleen Auger, Delores Ziegler, Jerry Hadley, Tom Krause1986Album
Symphony No. 9Robert Shaw, Ludwig van Beethoven, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra & Chorus1985Album
Symphony Of Psalms / GloriaIgor Stravinsky / Francis Poulenc - Robert Shaw, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra & Atlanta Symphony Chorus, Sylvia McNair1985Album
Requiem (Grand Messe Des Morts)Hector Berlioz, Robert Shaw, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra & Atlanta Symphony Chorus, John Aler1985Album
Choral MasterpiecesRobert Shaw1985Album
Ein Deutsches RequiemJohannes Brahms - Arleen Auger, Richard Stilwell, Robert Shaw, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra And Atlanta Symphony Chorus1984Album
Messiah - Favorite Choruses & AriasGeorg Friedrich Händel, Robert Shaw / Kaaren Erickson / Sylvia McNair / Alfreda Hodgson / Jon Humphrey / Richard Stilwell / Atlanta Symphony Orchestra & Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Chamber Chorus1984Album
Messiah (The Complete Oratorio)Georg Friedrich Händel - Robert Shaw, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Chamber Chorus1984Album
The Many Moods Of ChristmasRobert Shaw - Atlanta Symphony Orchestra And Atlanta Symphony Chorus1983Album
Gloria and Concerto in G MinorFrancis Poulenc, Robert Shaw, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra And Atlanta Symphony Chorus, Sylvia McNair, Michael Murray1982Album
West Side Story / Romeo And JulietLeonard Bernstein, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Robert Shaw, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra1981Album
Carmina BuranaCarl Orff, Robert Shaw, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra & Atlanta Symphony Chorus, The Atlanta Boy Choir, Judith Blegen, Håkan Hagegård, William Brown1981Album
Prologue To Mefistofele / Te DeumArrigo Boito, Giuseppe Verdi, Robert Shaw, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra And Atlanta Symphony Chorus, John Cheek, The Young Singers Of Callanwolde, The Morehouse-Spelman Chorus1980Album
Symphony No. 9Ludwig van Beethoven, George Szell, The Cleveland Orchestra, Adele Addison, Jane Hobson, Richard Lewis, Donald Bell, Robert Shaw1978Album
The Firebird (Suite, 1919 Version) / Overture And Polovetsian Dances From Prince IgorIgor Stravinsky / Alexander Borodin – Robert Shaw, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and Atlanta Symphony Chorus1978Album
The Nutcracker (Suite), Romeo And JulietPyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, Robert Shaw1977Album
Christmas With Robert ShawAtlanta Symphony Orchestra, Robert Shaw1976Album
Nativity: A Christmas Concert with Robert ShawRobert Shaw1976Album
Adeste FidelesAtlanta Symphony Orchestra And Atlanta Symphony Chorus, Robert Shaw1976Album
Christmas With Robert Shaw And The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra And ChorusRobert Shaw1976Album
The Westminster Commencement 1975Westminster Choir College, Joseph Flummerfelt, Robert Shaw, Joan Lippincott1975Album
The Great Choruses From Handel's MessiahRobert Shaw1972Album
The American Family Album Of Favorite Christmas MusicArthur Fiedler / The Boston Pops Orchestra, Robert Shaw / The Robert Shaw Chorale1970Compil.
Irish Folk SongsRobert Shaw - The Robert Shaw Chorale1968Album
Gloria / KyrieAntonio Vivaldi, The Robert Shaw Chorale And The Robert Shaw Orchestra, Robert Shaw1966Album
Operni ZboroviGiuseppe Verdi - The Robert Shaw Chorale Uz Pratnju RCA Victor Symphony Orchestra1966Single
Gloria / KyrieAntonio Vivaldi, The Robert Shaw Chorale And The Robert Shaw Orchestra, Robert Shaw1966Album
Symphony Of Psalms / GloriaIgor Stravinsky / Francis Poulenc - Saramae Endich, The Robert Shaw Chorale and RCA Victor Symphony Orchestra, Robert Shaw1965Album
The Cleveland Composers' Guild Presents Vol. 1Robert Shaw1964Album
This Is My Country, Robert Shaw Chorale And RCA Victor Symphony OrchestraRobert Shaw1964Album
Yours Is My Heart Alone / All-Time FavoritesThe Robert Shaw Chorale1963Compil.
Hallelujah! And Other Great ChorusesRobert Shaw1962Album
Bach B Minor MassJohann Sebastian Bach, The Robert Shaw Chorale & The Robert Shaw Orchestra, Saramae Endich, Adele Addison, Florence Kopleff, Mallory Walker, Ara Berberian, Robert Shaw1961Album
Bach Cantatas No. 56 / No. 82Johann Sebastian Bach - Mack Harrell1960Album
Carmen (Abridged)Georges Bizet, Fritz Reiner1959Album
Christmas Hymns And Carols Volume 1Robert Shaw, The Robert Shaw Chorale1957Album
Verdi: AidaGiuseppe Verdi, NBC Symphony Orchestra, Arturo Toscanini, Robert Shaw, Herva Nelli, Eva Gustavson, Richard Tucker, Giuseppe Valdengo, Norman Scott, Dennis Harbour, Virginio Assandri, Teresa Stich-Randall1956Album
Verdi IL TROVATORE (Highlights)Giuseppe Verdi, Zinka Milanov, Fedora Barbieri, Jussi Björling, Leonard Warren, Margaret Roggero, Paul Franke, Nicola Moscona, The Robert Shaw Chorale, Robert Shaw1955Album
Christmas Greetings From Robert Shaw And .......... (Good King Wenceslas And Other Christmas Selections)Robert Shaw1954Single
I Pagliacci / Cavalleria RusticanaRuggiero Leoncavallo, Pietro Mascagni, Jussi Björling, Victoria De Los Angeles, Robert Merrill, Zinka Milanov, Leonard Warren, Robert Shaw, Renato Cellini1953Album
I Pagliacci / Cavalleria RusticanaRuggiero Leoncavallo, Pietro Mascagni, Jussi Björling, Victoria De Los Angeles, Robert Merrill, Zinka Milanov, Leonard Warren, Robert Shaw, Renato Cellini1953Single
Robert Shaw Conducts Christmas Hymns And Carols Volume IIRobert Shaw, The Robert Shaw Chorale1952Album
Beloved HymnsThe Robert Shaw Chorale, Robert Shaw1952Single
Il Trovatore (Der Troubadour)Giuseppe Verdi, Zinka Milanov, Jussi Björling, Fedora Barbieri, Leonard Warren, The Robert Shaw Chorale, Robert Shaw1952Album
Brahms - Alto Rhapsody, Op. 53 • Mahler - KindertotenliederMarian Anderson / Fritz Reiner1951Compil.
Porgy And BessGeorge Gershwin / Risë Stevens Mezzo-Soprano Robert Merrill Baritone Robert Shaw Conductor The Robert Shaw Chorale, Robert Russell Bennett Conductor RCA Victor Symphony Orchestra1951Album
Brahms - Alto Rhapsody, Op. 53 • Mahler - KindertotenliederMarian Anderson / Fritz Reiner1951Compil.
Bach Cantata No. 4 (Christ Lay In The Bonds Of Death)RCA Victor Chorale And Orchestra, Robert Shaw1950Album
Mass In G Major / A Ceremony of CarolsFrancis Poulenc / Benjamin Britten - Robert Shaw Festival Singers, Robert Shaw1950Album
In Which A House Is Built At Pooh Corner For Eeyore....Robert Shaw1946Album
Works By Stephen PaulusAtlanta Symphony Orchestra, Yoel Levi, Robert Shaw, Stephen Paulus, William PreucilAlbum
Verdi: Te Deum / Boito: Mefistofele: PrologueNicola Moscona, Robert Shaw, NBC Symphony Orchestra, Arturo ToscaniniAlbum
On The Town: Lonely Town / Ballet MusicLeonard BernsteinAlbum
Ein Deutsches Requiem / Te DeumJohannes Brahms, Giuseppe Verdi, Robert Shaw, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, Arleen Auger, Richard StilwellAlbum
Liebeslieder Waltzes / Evening SongsJohannes Brahms, Robert Shaw Festival Singers, Robert ShawAlbum
Onward, Christian Soldiers / Holy, Holy, HolyRobert Shaw Conducting RCA Victor ChoraleAlbum
Great Sacred ChorusesThe Robert Shaw Chorale Conducted By Robert Shaw, Hugh E. PorterSingle
Glagolitic Mass / Te DeumLeoš Janáček / Antonín Dvořák / Robert Shaw, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra & Atlanta Symphony ChorusAlbum
Verdi: Te Deum / Boito: Mefistofele: PrologueNicola Moscona, Robert Shaw, NBC Symphony Orchestra, Arturo ToscaniniAlbum
Coro Di Zingari Il Trovatore, Act II / La Pensiero Sull Ali Dorate "Nabucco" Act IIIRobert Shaw, The Westminister Symphony OrchestraSingle
Christmas with Robert Shaw And The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra And ChorusRobert ShawAlbum
Bizet - Carmen (Highlights)Risë Stevens, Jan Peerce, Licia Albanese, Robert Merrill, Fritz Reiner, The Robert Shaw Chorale, Robert ShawAlbum
Highlights from Die Fledermaus "The Bat"Johann Strauss Jr., Fritz ReinerSingle
The Toscanini Treasury Of Great Music Vol. 10Arturo Toscanini, Giuseppe Verdi, Luigi Cherubini, NBC Symphony Orchestra, The Robert Shaw Chorale, Robert ShawAlbum
Cantatas 131 and 140Johann Sebastian Bach : Robert Shaw, The Robert Shaw ChoraleAlbum
Cavalleria Rusticana / I PagliacciJussi Björling, Victoria De Los Angeles, Zinka Milanov, Leonard Warren, Robert Merrill, Robert Shaw, Renato CelliniAlbum
Fledermaus: HighlightsJohann Strauss Jr., Fritz ReinerAlbum
Coro Di Zingari Il Trovatore, Act II / La Pensiero Sull Ali Dorate "Nabucco" Act IIIRobert Shaw, The Westminister Symphony OrchestraSingle
The Bells Of St. Mary's / The Lord's PrayerRCA Victor Chorale And Orchestra, Robert ShawSingle
On The Town: Opening Scene / Ballet MusicLeonard BernsteinAlbum
AlleluiaTomaso Albinoni, Georg Friedrich Händel, Antonio Vivaldi, Johann Sebastian Bach / Robert Shaw Et Jörg FaerberAlbum
Christmas Hymns - Part 1 & 2RCA Victor Chorale, Robert ShawAlbum
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