Robert Sherman


Robert Sherman appears in the following:

Ray Bolger

Sunday, December 09, 1979

Bob Sherman talks to Ray Bolger, who is best known at the Scarecrow in the Wizard of Oz. He has also served as a conductor and worked with Balanchine among other musical pursuits.

WNYC archives id: 70014


Benny Goodman

Sunday, August 26, 1979

Bob Sherman introduces this rebroadcast of his interview with Benny Goodman with a personal story about the artist.

WNYC archives id: 70005


Alicia Alonso

Sunday, July 08, 1979

Bob Sherman opens this episode with a recording of the introduction to Adolphe Adam's Giselle, one of Alonso's great roles. He talks with Alicia Alonso, the director of the Ballet Nacional de Cuba, which is on tour and currently in New York for three weeks at the Metropolitan Opera.

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Marriner & Rosen

Sunday, May 20, 1979

In this episode, Bob Sherman's guests are conductor, Neville Marriner, and cellist, Nathaniel Rosen together. They discuss their collaborations and their individual work. After playing a piece by William Boyce conducted by Marriner, Sherman begins the conversation by asking Rosen to give an evaluation of Marriner as a conductor.


Daniel Barenboim

Sunday, May 13, 1979

Bob Sherman begins this episode with a recording of Daniel Barenboim performing Valses Nobles by Schubert. Barenboim, who is in New York with Orchestre de Paris to perform at Carnegie Hall, talks about his career as a pianist and a conductor.

WNYC archives id: 70017


Michael Tilson Thomas

Sunday, February 25, 1979

Bob Sherman talks to conductor Michael Tilson Thomas while he is in New York for a farewell concert as he leaves his post at the Buffalo Philharmonic.

WNYC archives id: 70145


Lorin Maazel

Sunday, February 18, 1979

Bob Sherman plays the unused half of an interview with Lorin Maazel from three months prior. Sherman makes a disclaimer that the cuts and segues may not be as neatly tied as the first part but he wants to share this material nonetheless.

WNYC archives id: 70041


Samuel Barber

Sunday, September 10, 1978

Listen to a 1978 WQXR interview with Samuel Barber, recorded three years before his untimely death.

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Leonard Slatkin

Sunday, August 20, 1978

Bob Sherman shares his recent conversation recorded at the Aspen Music Festival with Leonard Slatkin, the director of the New Orleans Symphony and music-director elect for the St. Louis Symphony.

WNYC archives id: 70141


Alicia de Larrocha

Sunday, August 06, 1978

Bob Sherman talks to pianist Alicia de Larrocha about her career, her influences, and her performances at the Mostly Mozart concerts in New York City.

WNYC archives id: 70010


Jorge Mester

Sunday, July 30, 1978

In this episode, Bob Sherman talks to Jorge Mester who is in New York City for the Mostly Mozart concerts. They talk about his eleven-year history as music director for the Louisville Orchestra and play some of his recordings.

WNYC archives id: 70027


Georges Auric

Sunday, June 11, 1978

Bob Sherman talks to composer Georges Auric who is presenting a new work to the New York City Ballet.

WNYC archives id: 70022


Andre Kostelanetz

Sunday, May 14, 1978

Bob Sherman talks to pianist, arranger, conductor, and impresario Andre Kostelanetz about the Promenade Concerts, which is in its fifteenth season.

On the 15th anniversary of Andre's Promenade Concerts, the Maestro explains his concept : lighter and more modern music, popular soloists, an informal setting and theatrical ...


Bernard Haitink

Sunday, February 19, 1978

Bob Sherman talks to Bernard Haitink who is in New York City to guest-conduct the New York Philharmonic.

WNYC archives id: 70031


Zubin Mehta

Thursday, February 16, 1978

In this episode, Bob Sherman shares his conversation with Zubin Mehta, the incoming music director of the New York Philharmonic, which was recorded while on a music cruise in Scandinavia.

WNYC archives id: 70035


Jacqueline Du Pre

Sunday, August 21, 1977

This is a special Christmas rebroadcast of a September 1977 interview with Jacqueline du Pre. Bob Sherman recounts his visit with du Pre in her home in London and proceeds with audio from his interview.

WNYC archives id: 72372


Jacques D'Amboise

Sunday, July 10, 1977

Bob Sherman talks to Jacques D'Amboise, dancer and advocate of men's lib in the world of ballet.

WNYC archives id: 70013


George Balanchine

Tuesday, March 01, 1977

In this episode, Bob Sherman interviews George Balanchine whose balletic celebration of the waltz is to premiere at the State Theater.

WNYC archives id: 70019


WQXR 50th Anniversary Show [Album # 24]

Monday, January 01, 1900

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Robert Sherman provides a somewhat revisionist view of musical history though the ages using the WQXR theme. Beginning with the cave men, to Gregorian Chant, to harmony through Organim, plain chant and organim, polifany, syncopation, ...