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Biography

Robert White's artistic versatility continues to be expressed in a vast range of song. He studied with Nadia Boulanger at Fontainebleau, and was soloist in Renaissance repertoire with Noah Greenberg's "New York Pro Musica." He went on to sing with Leonard Bernstein and the New York Philharmonic, as well as with the Monte Carlo Opera and many other major orchestras. He has recorded for RCA, Sony Classical, Angel-EMI, Virgin Classics, Hyperion, and Arabesque, with colleagues Yo-Yo Ma, Samuel Sanders, Placido Domingo, William Bolcom, and Graham Johnson in music ranging from Beethoven to Richard Rodgers; premiered works by John Corigliano, Gian Carlo Menotti, Sheldon Harnik, Paul Hindemith (under that composer's direction), and Milton Babbitt; appeared in England with flutist James Galway and hosted his own BBC series with orchestra. He has sung for six U.S. presidents -- Harry Truman, John F. Kennedy, Jimmy Carter, Gerald Ford, Ronald Reagan, and, most recently, President Clinton at the March 17, 2000 White House Salute to Ireland. He also sang for Britain's Queen Mother and Prince Charles, Monaco's Royal Family, and Pope John Paul II.

He won the September 2007 Award for Artistic Excellence, given by the Lincoln Center Chamber Music Society. He was recently named William Schuman Scholars Chair in Literature and Materials of Music, 2008.

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Someone Talked! The Songs of World War II

12.15.09 | 01:11:44 min | 1 comment