Music as Sacrament

The mastery of Robert Shaw

I am a Connecticut Yankee transplanted from the Midwest. I have never worshiped the sun, never sought the heat. But this past June I headed due and deep south on a sort of personal pilgrimage, to hear and see the world’s master of choral music, Robert Shaw. At eighty-two, Shaw is not only the grand old man of American classical music, he is also one of the most adventuresome conductors working anywhere.
Shaw has been a household...

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Keith C. Burris is editorial page editor of the Journal Inquirer in Manchester, Connecticut.

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