American Masters

Choral Music Conductor Robert Shaw Was Self-Taught

Clip: Season 33 Episode 7 | 1m 59s

Robert Shaw became popular in an intensely competitive business where musical pedigree is highly valued. And yet, he was not a gifted singer and lacked formal training as a keyboardist and conductor.

Aired: 06/21/19

Rating: NR

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