Robert Sherman


Robert Sherman appears in the following:

James Levine

Sunday, October 28, 1984

Bob Sherman goes to the Metropolitan Opera to talk to conductor James Levine, though the focus of their conversation is not on opera but on chamber music. He opens the episode with a recording of the first movement of Johann Sebastian Bach's Brandenburg Concerto No. 2. conducted by Levine with ...


Julius Rudel

Sunday, October 21, 1984

Bob Sherman precedes his interview with conductor Julius Rudel with a recording of the Barcarolle from The Tales of Hoffmann. He talks to Rudel about his debut at Covent Garden with a multi-lingual production of "Die Fledermaus." They also discuss his former career as music director and current role conducting ...


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 ...


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 ...


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.

WNYC archives id: 70893


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.

WNYC archives id: 70971


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.

WNYC archives id: 70850



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.

WNYC archives id: 70008


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.

WNYC archives id: 70015


Virgil Thomson

Sunday, July 04, 1982

Composer and music critic Virgil Thomson doesn't disappoint.


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.

WNYC archives id: 70029


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.

WNYC archives id: 70006


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.

WNYC archives id: 70020


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.

WNYC archives id: 70012


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.

WNYC archives id: 70761

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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.

WNYC archives id: 70039


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.

WNYC archives id: 70033


Jacques D'Amboise & Rudolf Nureyev

Sunday, June 01, 1980

Bob Sherman talks briefly with Rudolf Nureyev, then to Jacques D'Amboise who talks about a benefit that evening at the Felt Forum for the National Dance Institute which tries to include the arts in the curriculum at schools. D'Amboise also talks about a ballet which premieres on June 19 and ...


Alfred Hitchcock

Monday, February 18, 1980

A talk with the master of suspense.