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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
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Sure on this shining night
A Treasury of English Song
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Complete works available for download

Drink to me only with thine eyeswith Stephen Hough (piano)
The Lord is my Lightwith Stephen Hough (piano)
Song to the Sealswith Stephen Hough (piano)
Never more will the windwith Samuel Sanders (piano)
MAY HANNAH BRAHE (1885-1956)
Bless this Housewith Stephen Hough (piano)
At Dawning 'I love you', Op 29 No 1with Stephen Hough (piano)
Allahwith Stephen Hough (piano)
When stars are in the quiet skieswith Samuel Sanders (piano)
The Little Silver Ringwith Stephen Hough (piano)
The Childrenwith Samuel Sanders (piano)
These, my Opheliawith Samuel Sanders (piano)
ERNEST CHARLES (1895-1984)
When I have sung my songswith Samuel Sanders (piano)
ERIC COATES (1886-1957)
Bird Songs at Eventidewith Stephen Hough (piano)
AARON COPLAND (1900-1990)
Nature, the gentlest motherwith Samuel Sanders (piano)
Song to the witch of the cloisterswith Samuel Sanders (piano)
Thanks be to Godwith Stephen Hough (piano)
The Tigerwith Samuel Sanders (piano)
If I could tell youwith Samuel Sanders (piano)
RUDOLF FRIML (1879-1972)
Rose Mariewith Samuel Sanders (piano)
An old song re-sungwith Samuel Sanders (piano)
Do not go, my lovewith Samuel Sanders (piano)
PAUL HINDEMITH (1895-1963)
Echowith Samuel Sanders (piano)
On hearing 'The last rose of summer'with Samuel Sanders (piano)
CHARLES IVES (1874-1954)
The Collectionwith Samuel Sanders (piano)
The Side Showwith Samuel Sanders (piano)
LIZA LEHMANN (1862-1918)
Ah, moon of my delightwith Stephen Hough (piano)
Bonnie wee thingwith Stephen Hough (piano)
HERMANN LÖHR (1871-1943)
Little grey home in the Westwith Stephen Hough (piano)
The Lord's Prayerwith Samuel Sanders (piano)
To a strangerwith Samuel Sanders (piano)
Dunawith Stephen Hough (piano)
JOHN MUSTO (b1954)
Trioletwith Samuel Sanders (piano)
VINCENT O'BRIEN (1870-1948)
The Fairy Treewith Stephen Hough (piano)
HORATIO PARKER (1863-1919)
June Night, Op 51 No 2with Samuel Sanders (piano)
ARTHUR PENN (1875-1941)
Smilin' throughwith Stephen Hough (piano)
ROGER QUILTER (1877-1953)
Now sleeps the crimson petal, Op 3 No 2with Stephen Hough (piano)
TERESA DEL RIEGO (c1876-1968)
O dry those tears!with Stephen Hough (piano)
One Alonewith Samuel Sanders (piano)
NED ROREM (b1923)
Little Elegywith Samuel Sanders (piano)
God be with our boys tonightwith Stephen Hough (piano)
Orpheus with his lutewith Samuel Sanders (piano)
OLEY SPEAKS (1874-1948)
Sylviawith Stephen Hough (piano)
The Lost Chordwith Stephen Hough (piano)
ARTHUR F TATE (1870-1950)
Somewhere a voice is callingwith Stephen Hough (piano)
HAYDN WOOD (1882-1959)
A brown bird singingwith Stephen Hough (piano)
Roses of Picardywith Stephen Hough (piano)

Alphabetical listing of all musical works

A brown bird singing (Wood)
Ah! Sweet mystery of life  
Ah, moon of my delight (Lehmann)
All through the night there's a little brown bird singing  
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  
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  
I saw a ship a-sailing, a-sailing, a-sailing  
If I could tell you (Firestone)
Is that Mister Riley, who keeps the hotel?  
June Night, Op 51 No 2 (Parker)
Kashmiri Song  
Little Elegy (Rorem)
Little grey home in the West (Löhr)
Lonley as a desert breeze, I may wander where I please  
Nature, the gentlest mother (Copland)
Naughty Marietta (Herbert)
Never more will the wind (Bolcom)
Now help us Lord, thy yoke to wear  
Now sleeps the crimson petal, Op 3 No 2 (Quilter)
O dry those tears! (Riego)
Oh, sweet Rose Marie, it's easy to see  
Old lady in the herb garden  
On hearing 'The last rose of summer' (Hindemith)
One Alone (Romberg)
Orpheus with his lute (Schuman)
Our Father, which art in heaven  
Over the quiet hills  
Pale hands I loved beside the Shalimar  
Passing stranger! you do not know how longingly I look upon you  
Rose Marie (Friml)
Roses of Picardy (Wood)
Seated one day at the organ  
She is watching by the poplars  
Sigh no more, ladies  
Sleep on her breast, roase of my heart  
Sleep on her breast, rose of my heart  
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  
Sylvia (Speaks)
Thanks be to God (Dickson/Brahe)
That strain again? It seems to tell of something like a joy departed  
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  
The Tiger (Ewazen)
The year's at the spring  
There's a little brown road windin' over the hill  
These, my Ophelia (Chanler)
Three Browning Songs, Op 44 (Beach)
Tiger! Tiger! burning bright  
Till I wake  
To a stranger (Marder)
Triolet (Musto)
We are the children who play in the park  
When I have sung my songs (Charles)
When stars are in the quiet skies (Chadwick)
Without you no rose can grow