Robert Shaw Is Hired To Build The Cleveland Orchestra Chorus

Robert Shaw was appointed associate conductor of the Orchestra and director of the Chorus in 1956, a post he held until 1967. George Szell, then music director, was determined that the Cleveland Orchestra Chorus be brought to a level of excellence matching that of the Orchestra. Szell hired Shaw to take on the challenge — which he successfully accomplished!

Please click on the play button to hear a clip of Shaw conducting the 1997 performance of Schubert’s Mass No. 6 in E-flat Major, his last performance with the Orchestra and Chorus.

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