The WQXR Great Artists Series (no longer airing) contains dozens of fascinating interviews leaders of their fields in music and the performing arts. Robert Sherman speaks with guests including George Balanchine, Samuel Barber, Ray Bolger, Dave Brubeck, Betty Comden, Alicia De Larroccha, Benny Goodman, Alfred Hitchcock, Robert Joffrey, Erich Leinsdorf, Zubin Mehta, Ned Rorem, Mstislav Rostropovich and Michael Tilson Thomas, to name a few. Included as well are musical segments directly related to the interviews.
Funded (in part) by a grant from the GRAMMY Foundation®
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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.
Sunday, October 28, 1984
Bob Sherman talks to conductor James Levine about chamber music.
Sunday, October 21, 1984
Rudel on his former career as music director and current role conducting opera and symphony.
Sunday, April 29, 1984
Leinsdorf: a master of the miniature pieces as well as the great, massive works.
Sunday, February 12, 1984
Kitty Carlisle Hart and George S. Irving talk about their show On Your Toes. Betty Comden talks about being an actress and the play Isn't It Romantic.
Sunday, January 15, 1984
Dave Brubeck and Richard Westenburg about their collaboration.
Sunday, December 11, 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.
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.
Sunday, May 15, 1983
Franco Zeffirelli about the production of La Boheme at the Met and the film edition of La Traviata.
Sunday, November 28, 1982
A reprise of some favorites.
Sunday, November 28, 1982
As a follow up to the Metropolitan Opera Marathon on the previous day, Bob Sherman plays us a series of interviews he conducted which did not get aired in the New York area. We hear conversations with James Levine, Sherrill Milnes, Renata Scotto, and Luciano Pavarotti.
WNYC archives id: 70032
Sunday, July 11, 1982
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.
Sunday, July 04, 1982
Composer and music critic Virgil Thomson doesn't disappoint.
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
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.
Sunday, May 10, 1981
Barenboim on being a solo pianist and a conductor.
Sunday, January 11, 1981
Jan De Gaetani talks about her technique and her career as a singer and teacher.
Sunday, October 05, 1980
A reprise of a 1977 interview with the renown dancer.