Robert Sherman

WQXR Host

Robert Sherman appears in the following:

Erich Leinsdorf

Sunday, April 29, 1984

Bob Sherman talks to Erich Leinsdorf, who will be conducting the Cleveland Orchestra at Carnegie Hall and then a series of concerts with the New York Philharmonic. He opens the episode with a few recordings of Mozart's German dances, proving that Leinsdorf is a master of the miniature pieces as ...

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Carlisle and Irving -- Comden

Sunday, February 12, 1984

Due to the postponement of Garrick Ohlsson's appearance, Bob Sherman brings us a repeat of two episodes of The Listening Room featuring Kitty Carlisle Hart, George S. Irving, and Betty Comden. Kitty Carlisle Hart and George S. Irving talk about their show On Your Toes and trends in musicals. We ...

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Brubeck and Westenburg

Sunday, January 15, 1984

Bob Sherman talks to Dave Brubeck and Richard Westenburg about their collaboration. He introduces the episode with excerpts of Brubeck's La Fiesta de la Posada and Westenburg conducting Messiah. We also hear an excerpt of Dave Brubeck's mass To Hope which is premiering in New York on January 27.


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Leonard Slatkin

Saturday, August 20, 1983

Bob Sherman talks to conductor Leonard Slatkin who is the music director of the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra and guest conductor of the New York Philharmonic.


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Dame Janet Baker

Sunday, June 12, 1983

Bob Sherman repeats an episode of The Listening Room with his interview with Dame Janet Baker, in which they discuss her book, Full Circle.


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Franco Zeffirelli

Sunday, May 15, 1983

Bob Sherman talks to director Franco Zeffirelli about the production of La Boheme at the Met and the film edition of La Traviata.


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Finale

Sunday, November 28, 1982

In the finale episode of the series, Bob Sherman presents bits and pieces that had to be cut from other shows. We hear interviews with Leonard Bernstein, Yehudi Menuhin, Tony Randall, and a performance by Pamela Ross and Viveca Lindfors.


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Irving Caesar

Sunday, July 11, 1982

Bob Sherman talks to American lyricist, Irving Caesar. We hear recordings of his songs recorded by others and a few sung by Caesar himself. Among these songs are safety songs and health songs for children.


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Virgil Thomson

Sunday, July 04, 1982

Bob Sherman repeats his interview with Virgil Thomson which was broadcast a few days before his 85th birthday. He opens the episode with a scratchy recording of "Capitals, Capitals," which was composed by Thomson and features him on the piano as well.


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Joffrey & Arpino

Sunday, September 27, 1981

Bob Sherman talks to Robert Joffrey and Gerald Arpino of the Joffrey Company on the anniversary of the dance troupe.


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Sir John Gielgud

Sunday, August 16, 1981

Bob Sherman repeats the broadcast of his interview with actor Sir John Gielgud, in which we also hear readings by the actor and corresponding pieces of music.


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Daniel Barenboim

Sunday, May 10, 1981

Bob Sherman talks to Daniel Barenboim about being a solo pianist and a conductor. He opens the episode with recordings of vocal chamber music by Hugo Wolf and by Schumann.


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Jan De Gaetani

Sunday, January 11, 1981

Bob Sherman's guest is Jan De Gaetani, who has upcoming recitals at the 92nd Street Y. They talk about her technique and her career as a singer and teacher.


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Beverly Sills

Sunday, October 26, 1980

Bob Sherman interviews and plays the music of Beverly Sills on the eve of her finale as a performer.


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Natalia Makarova

Sunday, October 05, 1980

Dancer Natalia Makarova was unable to make it to her interview for this broadcast, so Bob Sherman plays excerpts of his interview with her from 1977.


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Pearl Lang

Sunday, June 22, 1980

Bob Sherman talks to dancer Pearl Lang whose dance company is performing at the Public Theater. He also plays music from The Dybbuk.


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Alfred Hitchcock

Monday, February 18, 1980

Bob Sherman repeats portions of a broadcast from 1974 of his interview with the master of suspense, Alfred Hitchcock, who just passed away a couple of weeks earlier. He opens the episode with Funeral March of a Marionette by Gounod which was used for Hitchcock's television series.


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Gerard Schwarz

Sunday, February 17, 1980

Bob Sherman talks to Gerard Schwarz, former principle trumpeter of the New York Philharmonic and music director for the Y Chamber Symphony in New York and the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra. He begins this broadcast with a recording in which Schwarz is both conductor and soloist.


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Andre Kostelanetz Tribute

Sunday, January 27, 1980

Bob Sherman pays tribute to the late Andre Kostelanetz. We hear recordings of performances conducted by Kostelanetz and excerpts of past interviews from his several appearances on WQXR.

Sherman replays his favorite conversations with Andre. We hear the Maestro's comments on selecting programs, on the need to ...

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Vera Zorina

Sunday, December 16, 1979

Bob Sherman begins this episode with music from the ballet Triumph of Neptune which is introduced by Vera Zorina. In his interview with the dancer and choreographer, they talk about her new album and art book, Dancer's Choice, and hear music from the album as well.


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