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Robert Shaw & Shaw Chorale & RCA Victor Orchestra
Bach Cantatas & Other Vocal Works

Contents

Recordings of Cantatas
Recordings of Other Vocal Works
Collections of Movements from other Vocal Works

Robert Shaw - Short Biography
Robert Shaw Chorale - Short History
RCA Victor Symphony Orchestra - Short History
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra - Short History

Mass in B minor Mass BWV 232 - conducted by Robert Shaw
Magnificat BWV 243 - conducted by Robert Shaw
Johannes-Passion BWV 245 - conducted By Robert Shaw

Recordings - Part 1

Recordings of Cantatas

C-1

Bach: Cantata No. 4 (Christ lay in the bonds of death)
Bach: Cantata BWV 4 & Motet BWV 227

Cantata BWV 4 [23:28]
Motet BWV 227 [24:44] [on LP only]

Robert Shaw

RCA Victor Chorale and Orchestra

No soloists are listed

RCA Victor DM-1096
RCA Victor LM-25
RCA Victor LM-9035

BWV 4: 1946
BWV 227: 1949

4x78rpm / TT: 23:28
10" / TT: 23:28
LP / TT: 48:12

The record jacket lists The RCA Victor Chorale and Orchestra and the record itself lists the Robert Shaw Chorale. Must be a misprint because the Robert Shaw Chorale didn't start until 1948 and this recording was done in 1946 and released in 1949. DM-1096 & LM-25 includes only BWV 4.
1st recording of Cantata BWV 4 by R. Shaw.

C-2

Bach: Cantatas No. 56 : I will carry the cross with gladness (Ich will den Kreuzstab gerne tragen) ∑ No. 82 Oh Lord, 'tis enough (Ich habe genug).
J.S. Bach: Cantatas No. 56 Ich will den Kreuzstab gerne tragen ∑ No. 82 Ich habe genug
Bach: Cantate "Ich will den Kreuzstab gerne tragen" BWV 56-Cantate "Ich habe genug" BWV 82

 
 
 

Cantatas BWV 56 [LP: 23:01; CD: 23:30 / 23:22], BWV 82 [LP: 25:42; CD: 26:02 / 25:41]

Robert Shaw

RCA Victor Orchestra & Chorus

Baritone: Mack Harrell

RCA Victor LSC-2312
RCA Victrola VICS-1468
Locked in the Vault Reissues Vol. 44
Forgotten Records FR-497

May 5-7, 1958

LP / TT: 47:43
LP / TT: 47:43
CD / TT: 49:34
CD / TT: 49:15

Recorded at St Paulís Church, Cleveland, Ohio, USA.
2nd recording of Cantata BWV 56 by M. Harrell.
Listen on YouTube:
Cantata BWV 56: Complete Cantata [23:34]
Cantata BWV 82: Complete Cantata [26:05]
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C-3

Bach: Cantatas BWV 131 & BWV 140

 

Cantatas BWV 131, BWV 140

Robert Shaw

Robert Shaw Chorale / RCA Victor Orchestra

BWV 131: Tenor: William Hess; Bass: Paul Matthen
Bernard Greenhouse (Violoncello); Robert Bloom (Oboe); Sylvia Marlowe (Harpsichord)
BWV 140: Soprano: Suzanne Freil; Tenor: Roy Russell; Bass: Paul Matthen

RCA Victor

1949 + 1946

LP / TT:

 

C-4

Great Songs of Faith / Prima Voce

Aria for Alto (Mvt. 4) from Cantata BWV 12 [5:23]
Aria for Alto (Mvt. 1) from Cantata BWV 81 [5:21]
Aria for Alto (Mvt. 2) from Cantata BWV 112 [4:11]
Aria for Alto (Mvt. 39) from Matthäus-Passion BWV 244 [8:01]
Aria for Alto All is fulfilled (Mvt. 30) from Johannes-Passion BWV 245, sung in English [7:02]
Aria for Alto Bereite dich, Zion (Mvt. 4 (4)) from Weihnachts-Oratorium BWV 248/1 [5:20]

Robert Shaw

RCA Victor Symphony Orchestra

Contralto: Marian Anderson

RCA Victor / Nimbus

1946

CD / TT: 72:18

Other works: aria from Händelís Messiah and 11 spirituals.
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C-5

Bach Aria Group - Cantatas & Cantata Movements [C-6]

Cantatas BWV 41, Cantata BWV 42

Robert Shaw

Robert Shaw Chorale & Orchestra

Soprano: Eileen Farrell; Alto: Carol Smith; Tenor: Jan Peerce; Bass-Baritone: Norman Farrow
Oboes: Robert Bloom, Harry Shulman, Earl Schuster; 'cello: Bernard Greenhouse; Piano: Erich Itor Kahn

RCA Victor

1953-1954

2-LP / TT:

Recorded at Manhattan Center, New York, USA. Other works: by Bach Aria Group, not conducted by R. Shaw.

C-6

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)


Cantata BWV 4 [26:16]
Motet BWV 227 [24:44]

Robert Shaw

Robert Shaw Chorale / RCA Victor Symphony Orchestra

Counter-tenor: Russell Oberlin; Other unknown vocal soloists (one source says the the cantata is sung by the choir, with no soloists)
BWV 227: Hugh Porter (Organ); Harvey Shapiro (Cello); Alvin Brehm (Bass)

RCA Victor LSC/LM-2273

BWV 4: 1958
BWV 227: 1949
[released 1959]

LP / TT: 51:00

Recorded at Manhattan Center, New York, NY, USA.
The recording of Motet BWV 227 is the same as on [C-1].
2nd recording of Cantata BWV 4 by R. Shaw.

The list of recordings was compiled by Aryeh Oron (November 2000 - March 2014)
Thanks to contributors: Yoël L. Arbeitman (July 2009), Antonio Fuentes Miranda (November 2005), Pierre-F. Roberge (July 2009),
Bradley Taylor (April 2005, July 2009), Teri Noel Towe (February 2005, April 2007)

Robert Shaw: Short Biography | Robert Shaw Chorale | RCA Victor Symphony Orchestra | Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
Recordings of Vocal Works:
Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | General Discussions
Individual Recordings:
BWV 232 - R. Shaw | BWV 243 - R. Shaw | BWV 245 - R. Shaw

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