Robert Sherman, award-winning broadcaster and writer, recently celebrated his 56th anniversary with WQXR. Formerly Program Director and later Senior Consultant, he continues to produce and host The McGraw-Hill Companies' Young Artists Showcase -- now in its 34th year on the station -- and since their inception, has hosted the Lincoln Center presentations of the annual the Avery Fisher Career Grants. His popular and award-winning folk series Woody's Children, which began on WQXR is 1969, is now heard on WFUV.
For more than forty years, Bob was a music critic and columnist for The New York Times and for nearly twenty served on the faculty of The Juilliard School. A concert narrator with such esteemed ensembles as Canadian Brass, the United States Military Academy (West Point) Band and the Greenwich Symphony, he sits on the Advisory boards of many cultural organizations, also serving them variously as competition judge, pre-concert lecturer, panel moderator and fundraising emcee.
Co-author of The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Classical Music and two best-selling books with Victor Borge, he also joined with his brother, Alexander Sherman, to compile a pictorial history of their celebrated mother, pianist Nadia Reisenberg.
Robert Sherman appears in the following:
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
On tonight's McGraw-Hill Companies Young Artists Showcase, a preview of some of the rising stars that we'll be featuring during the fall season.
Sunday, October 05, 1986
A program in tribute to WQXR's Walter Neiman.
Sunday, September 28, 1986
A replay of the second half of Horowitz's first ever live broadcast from Carnegie Hall in 1951.
Sunday, September 07, 1986
George Jellinek discusses his tenure at the station where he began the well-known program, The Vocal Scene.
Sunday, August 31, 1986
Excerpts from past tribute programs for both Fritz Kreisler and Jascha Heifetz.
Sunday, August 17, 1986
Abram Chasins' 83rd birthday tribute.
Sunday, August 03, 1986
WQXR clips from the 1940s.
Sunday, July 27, 1986
W2XR founder John Hogan, and a birthday salute to soprano Lotte Lehmann from Bruno Walter in 1963.
Sunday, July 20, 1986
Bob Sherman interviews Martin Bookspan about Conductor Serge Koussevitzky. Various performances conducted by Koussevitsky are highlighted.
Sunday, July 13, 1986
A tribute to pianist Nadia Reisenberg.
Sunday, July 06, 1986
Commander Edward Whitehead interviews singer and actor Martyn Green.
Sunday, June 22, 1986
Igor Stravinsky himself on WQXR in 1949 talking about his ballet Orpheus,
Sunday, June 08, 1986
For starters, a somewhat revisionist view of musical history though the ages using the WQXR theme.
Sunday, June 01, 1986
More classic interviews! Sanger, Simon, Zayde and more!
Sunday, April 20, 1986
This show is dedicated to the memory of WQXR host Jacques Fray.
Sunday, April 13, 1986
Reminiscences from Elliot and Eleanor Sanger and more!
Sunday, March 10, 1985
Robert Joffrey about the dance company he started.
Sunday, March 03, 1985
Cellist Zara Nelsova on her inspirations and repertoire.
Sunday, February 24, 1985
Mstislav Rostropovich on his upcoming tenth anniversary of his debut as a conductor in the United States.