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White, Robert (tenor)
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Robert White (tenor)

Robert White was born into a New York family that enjoys a strong tradition of song. He studied at the Juilliard School, earning a Master's Degree in voice. European studies included work with the legendary Nadia Boulanger at Fountainebleau.

Versatility has been the tenor's trademark throughout his career. Just after college he toured Europe and America as soloist in Medieval and Renaissance music with Noah Greenberg's New York Pro Musica, while also giving premieres of twentieth-century works by Menotti, Schuller, Babbitt, Corigliano and Hindemith (under this latter's direction).

Today his singing is applauded by audiences worldwide. He has sung for five American Presidents, Britain's Queen Mother and Prince Charles, Monaco's Royal Family, and Pope John Paul II. Symphonic and chamber music appearances include the New York Philharmonic, the National Symphony, the New York Pops, the English Chamber Orchestra, the Dallas Symphony and the Lincoln Center Chamber Music Society. Mr White has sung at major music festivals, including New York's Mostly Mozart, as well as the Aspen, Edinburgh, Prague, Hong Kong and Spoleto Festivals. His work in opera ranges from Baroque pieces to Mozart's Don Giovanni, Smetana's The Two Widows, Bizet's Carmen, Musorgsky's Boris Godunov, and modern operas such as Hindemith's The Long Christmas Dinner, and Menotti's Labyrinth.

In the 1980s Mr White attracted a large concert public in Britain and Ireland. Following a month-long English tour with flautist James Galway he was given the rare opportunity to host his own weekly radio programme with orchestra on the BBC, singing music ranging from Handel and Beethoven to Kern and Berlin.

Robert White has recorded more than a dozen solo albums. In addition to his busy performing schedule, he is a member of the Voice Faculty of the Juilliard School.

'Bird Songs at Eventide' (CDH55156)
Bird Songs at Eventide
Buy by post £4.40 CDH55156  Helios (Hyperion's budget label) Composers of World War I  
'Sure on this shining night' (CDA66920)
Sure on this shining night
Buy by post £10.50 CDA66920 
'A Treasury of English Song' (HYP30)
A Treasury of English Song
HYP30  Super-budget price sampler — Deleted  
'The Essential Hyperion, Vol. 2' (HYP20)
The Essential Hyperion, Vol. 2
HYP20  2CDs Super-budget price sampler — Deleted  
'Hyperion monthly sampler – August 2014' (HYP201408)
Hyperion monthly sampler – August 2014
HYP201408  Download-only monthly sampler  
Alphabetical listing of all musical works
A brown bird singing (Wood)
Ah! Sweet mystery of life  Extract of Naughty Marietta (Herbert)
Ah, moon of my delight (Lehmann)
All through the night there's a little brown bird singing  First line to A brown bird singing (Wood)
Allah (Chadwick)
An old song re-sung (Griffes)
At Dawning 'I love you', Op 29 No 1 (Cadman)
Bird Songs at Eventide (Coates)
Bless this House (Brahe)
Bonnie wee thing (Lehmann)
Come away, death  No 1 of Songs of the clown, Op 29 (Korngold)
Do not go, my love (Hageman)
Drink to me only with thine eyes (Anon/Quilter)
Duna (McGill)
Echo (Hindemith)
Five Shakespeare Songs (Thomson)
Four Indian Love Lyrics (Woodforde-Finden)
Four Songs, Op 13 (Barber)
God be with our boys tonight (Sanderson)
How sweet the answer Echo makes  First line to Echo (Hindemith)
I saw a ship a-sailing, a-sailing, a-sailing  First line to An old song re-sung (Griffes)
If I could tell you (Firestone)
Is that Mister Riley, who keeps the hotel?  First line to The Side Show (Ives)
June Night, Op 51 No 2 (Parker)
Kashmiri Song  No 3 of Four Indian Love Lyrics (Woodforde-Finden)
Little Elegy (Rorem)
Little grey home in the West (Löhr)
Lonley as a desert breeze, I may wander where I please  First line to One Alone (Romberg)
Nature, the gentlest mother (Copland)
Naughty Marietta (Herbert)
Never more will the wind (Bolcom)
Now help us Lord, thy yoke to wear  First line to The Collection (Ives)
Now sleeps the crimson petal, Op 3 No 2 (Quilter)
O dry those tears! (Riego)
Oh, sweet Rose Marie, it's easy to see  First line to Rose Marie (Friml)
Old lady in the herb garden  First line to Song to the witch of the cloisters (Corigliano)
On hearing 'The last rose of summer' (Hindemith)
One Alone (Romberg)
Orpheus with his lute (Schuman)
Our Father, which art in heaven  First line to The Lord's Prayer (Malotte)
Over the quiet hills  First line to Bird Songs at Eventide (Coates)
Pale hands I loved beside the Shalimar  First line to Kashmiri Song, No 3 of Four Indian Love Lyrics (Woodforde-Finden)
Passing stranger! you do not know how longingly I look upon you  First line to To a stranger (Marder)
Rose Marie (Friml)
Roses of Picardy (Wood)
Seated one day at the organ  First line to The Lost Chord (Sullivan)
She is watching by the poplars  First line to Roses of Picardy (Wood)
Sigh no more, ladies  No 3 of Five Shakespeare Songs (Thomson)
Sleep on her breast, roase of my heart  First line to Triolet (Musto)
Sleep on her breast, rose of my heart  First line to Triolet (Musto)
Smilin' through (Penn)
Somewhere a voice is calling (Tate)
Song to the Seals (Bantock)
Song to the witch of the cloisters (Corigliano)
Songs of the clown, Op 29 (Korngold)
Sure on this shining night  No 3 of Four Songs, Op 13 (Barber)
Sylvia (Speaks)
Thanks be to God (Dickson/Brahe)
That strain again? It seems to tell of something like a joy departed  First line to On hearing 'The last rose of summer' (Hindemith)
The Children (Chanler)
The Collection (Ives)
The Fairy Tree (O'Brien)
The Little Silver Ring (Chaminade)
The Lord is my Light (Allitsen)
The Lord's Prayer (Malotte)
The Lost Chord (Sullivan)
The Side Show (Ives)
The sunset burns along the hill  First line to June Night, Op 51 No 2 (Parker)
The Tiger (Ewazen)
The year's at the spring  First line to The year's at the spring, No 1 of Three Browning Songs, Op 44 (Beach)
There's a little brown road windin' over the hill  First line to Smilin' through (Penn)
These, my Ophelia (Chanler)
Three Browning Songs, Op 44 (Beach)
Tiger! Tiger! burning bright  First line to The Tiger (Ewazen)
Till I wake  No 2 of Four Indian Love Lyrics (Woodforde-Finden)
To a stranger (Marder)
Triolet (Musto)
We are the children who play in the park  First line to The Children (Chanler)
When I have sung my songs (Charles)
When stars are in the quiet skies (Chadwick)
Without you no rose can grow  First line to Little Elegy (Rorem)
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