Robert Shaw, the longtime music director and conductor of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra.
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Robert Shaw, the longtime music director and conductor of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra.

When you talk about classical music in Atlanta, the one name you're likely to come across is Robert Shaw.  The former conductor and music director of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra was known as a "choral giant." A new documentary called “Robert Shaw: Man of Many Voices,” tells his story. Filmmaker Kiki Wilson reflects on Shaw's storied career with Nick Jones, the ASO's former program annotator.

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NPR's Martin Goldsmith interviews Robert Shaw in Nov. 1998, just a couple of months before Shaw's death. Shaw had just finished recording sessions for the Dvorak Stabat Mater. In the interview, he discusses this work, his career, and the state of the choral art.