Shaw, Robert. (1916–1999)
Signed photograph of the American conductor, inscribed: "To Larry Davis— With deepest / deepest thanks for / his friendliness and / helpfulness at I.U. / Robert Shaw." The photograph has been dated "Mar. 11, 1959" in ink to lower margin. Mounting remnants to rear, else in fine condition. 8 x 10 inches (20.32 x 25.4 cm.).
Larry Davis was the auditorium manager at Indiana University, where he had the opportunity to meet, and collect autographs from, numerous great performers.
As leader of the Robert Shaw Chorale, Shaw commissioned important works from Bartok, Milhaud, Britten, Barber, Copland and others. Shaw was also known for his work with the Cleveland Orchestra and Chorus, and the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and Chorus, and received 14 Grammy awards, four ASCAP awards for service to contemporary music, the first Guggenheim Fellowship ever awarded to a conductor, and in 1991, Kennedy Center Honors.