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Robert Shaw & Shaw Chorale & RCA Victor Orchestra
Bach Cantatas & Other Vocal Works
Recordings - Part 2

Complete Recordings of Other Vocal Works

V-1

J.S. Motet No. 3 Jesus Deares Master <Jesu, meine Freude>
Bach: Cantata No. 4 (Christ lay in the bonds of death)
Bach: Cantata BWV 4 & Motet BWV 227
[C-1]
J.S. Bach Motet No. 3 Jesus, dearest master (Jesu, meine Freude); Cantata No. 4 Christ lay in the bonds of death (Christ lag in Todesbanden)
[C-6]

Motet BWV 227 [24:44]

Robert Shaw

Robert Shaw Chorale

Hugh Porter (Organ); Harvey Shapiro (Cello); Alvin Brehm (Bass)

RCA Victor
RCA Victor LM-9035
RCA Victor LSC/LM-2273

1949

10'' / TT: 24:44
LP / TT: 48:06
LP / TT: 51:00

 

V-2

Bach - Schubert - Brahms

Motet BWV 229

Robert Shaw

Robert Shaw Chorale

-

RCA Victor

1953

LP / TT:

Other works on this LP are not by J.S. Bach

V-3

J.S. Bach: Mass in B minor

Mass in B minor BWV 232

Robert Shaw

RCA Victor Chorale and Orchestra

Soprano 1: Anne McKnight; Soprano 2: June Gardner; Alto: Lydia Summers; Tenor: Lucius Metz; Bass: Paul Matthen

RCA Victor VDM 1145-46
RCA Victor

1947

17 X 45's 78 rpm / TT:
3-LP / TT:

1st recording of Mass in B minor BWV 232 by R. Shaw.
See: Mass in B minor Mass BWV 232 - conducted by Robert Shaw


V-4

J.S. Bach: Mass in B Minor

Mass in B minor BWV 232

Robert Shaw

Robert Shaw Chorale & Orchestra

Sopranos: Saramae Endich & Adele Addison; Contralto: Florence Kopleff; Tenor: Mallory Walker; Bass: Ara Berberian

RCA Red Seal

June 1960

2-CD / TT: 132:49

2nd recording of Mass in B minor BWV 232 by R. Shaw. Recorded at Manhattan Center, New York City, NY, USA. Mvts. 1, 4, 15-17, 20, 23, and 24 on Melodiya D-011937-38 [1 LP]
See: Mass in B minor Mass BWV 232 - conducted by Robert Shaw
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V-5

J.S. Bach: Mass in B Minor

Mass in B minor BWV 232

Robert Shaw

Robert Shaw Chorale and Orchestra

Soprano: Mary Evelyn Bruce; Contralto: Florence Kopleff; Tenor: Seth McCoy; Bass: Malcolm Smith

Melodiya C10 26061 002

Nov 27, 1962

3-LP / TT:

Recorded live at the Great Hall of the Moscow Conservatoire, Russia. This recording was broadcast live throughout all the Iron Curtain countries over the state radio network. It was released in 1987 on 3-LP's Melodiya C10 26061 002. The soloists are not listed, but Florence Kopleff, contralto and Seth McCoy, tenor are definates. David Ford from Nashville, TN, who was the bass soloist on the next two Shaw tours, including the B Minor Mass, believes that Malcolm Smith was the bass soloist and that the wonderful and recently deceased Mary Evelyn Bruce was the soprano.
3rd recording of Mass in B minor BWV 232 by R. Shaw.
See: Mass in B minor Mass BWV 232 - conducted by Robert Shaw

V-6

Bach: Mass in B Minor

Mass in B minor BWV 232

Robert Shaw

Atlanta Symphony Orchestra & Chamber Chorus

Soprano: Sylvia McNair; Mezzo-sopranos: Delores Ziegler, Marietta Simpson; Tenor: John Aler; Baritone: William Stone; Bass: Thomas Paul

Telarc

Mar 1990

2-CD / TT: 117:51

4th recording of Mass in B minor by R. Shaw.
See: Mass in B minor BWV 232 - conducted by Robert Shaw
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V-7

Bach: Magnificat
Robert Shaw Conducts Bach, Brahms, Hindemith

 

Magnificat BWV 243 [28:04 / 27:58]

Robert Shaw

RCA Victor Chorale & Orchestra

Soprano: Susanne Freil (on Pearl CD as Susanne Frail); Mezzo-soprano: Blanche Thebom; Tenor: Ernice Lawrence; Bass: Paul Matthen
Aurthur Lora& Frederick Wilkins (Flutes); William Vacciano (Trumpet); Robert Bloom (Oboe d'amoure):

RCA Victor M/DM-1182 (10-1378/1382)
Pearl 0180

1946 or 1947

78 rpm
CD / TT: 66:18

Studio recording.
1st recording of the Magnificat BWV 243 by R. Shaw.
Other works on CD: not by J.S. Bach.
See: Magnificat BWV 243 - conducted by Robert Shaw
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V-8

Vivaldi: Gloria / Bach: Magnificat

Magnificat BWV 243 [26:25]

Robert Shaw

Atlanta Symphony Orchestra & Chamber Chorus

Sopranos: Dawn Upshaw, Penelope Jensen; Mezzo-soprano: Marietta Simpson; Tenor: David Gordon; Baritone: William Stone

Telarc / Conifer

Dec 1988

CD / TT: 56:16

2nd recording of the Magnificat by R. Shaw. Other work: Gloria by A. Vivaldi.
See: Magnificat BWV 243 - conducted by Robert Shaw
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V-9

The Robert Shaw Legacy (1956-1997)
The Passion of Our Lord According to St. Matthew

Matthäus-Passion BWV 244, sung in English [196:05]

Robert Shaw

Cleveland Orchestra Chorus (Director: Robert Shaw) & Girls from the Cleveland Heights High School Glee Club (Conductor: Clair McElfresh) / The Cleveland Orchestra

Tenor [Evangelist]: Blake Stern; Baritone [Christus]: Calvin Marsh; Soprano: Adele Addison; Contralto: Florence Kopleff; Tenor: John McCollum; Bass: Herbert Beattie

The Cleveland Orchestra SKU- 40602

Apr 16, 1960

7-CD / TT: 465:34

Recorded at Severance Hall, Cleveland, Ohio, USA.
Other works in this 7-CD albare Semele by G.F. Händel, Ein deutsches Requiem by J. Brahms & Symphony No. 9 by L.v. Beethoven.
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V-10

J.S. Bach: Matthäus-Passion [Unreleased]

Matthäus-Passion BWV 244, sung in English

Pablo Casals

Cleveland Orchestra Chorus (prepared by Robert Shaw) / Festival Casals de Puerto Rico Orchestra

Tenor [Evangelist]: Ernst Haefliger; Bass [Jesus]: William Warfield; Soprano: Olga Iglesias; Alto: Maureen Forrester; Bass [Arias]: Ara Berberian

Broadcast

June 1963

TT:

Broadcast performance (Not yet released).

V-11

J.S. Bach: The Passion According to St. John

Johannes-Passion BWV 245, sung in English

Robert Shaw

Robert Shaw Chorale & Collegiate Chorale / RCA Victor Orchestra

Tenor [Evangelist]: Blake Stern; Baritone [Jesus]: Mack Harrell; Soprano [Arias]: Adele Addison; Mezzo-soprano: Blanche Thebom; Bass [arias]: Paul Matthen; Tenor [Arias]: Leslie Chabay; Soprano [Maid]: Florence Fogelson; Tenor [Servant]: Walter Carringer; Bass [Pilate]: Daniel Slick; Bass [Peter]: Paul Ukana

RCA Victor

1950

3-LP / TT: 131:00

See: Johannes-Passion BWV 245 - conducted By Robert Shaw

The list of recordings was compiled by Aryeh Oron (November 2000 - April 2014)
Thanks to contributors: Cesar Dillon (December 2010), David Ford (April 2014),
Riccardo Nughes (February 2005), Kevin Parent (October 2005), Bradley Taylor (April 2005, July 2009), Teri Noel Towe (May 2007)

Robert Shaw: Short Biography | Robert Shaw Chorale | RCA Victor Symphony Orchestra | Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
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