In this November 1980 edition of This is My Music, Lloyd Moss interviews composer Marvin Hamlisch about his musical career. Hamlisch, who died last summer at age 68, talks about the creative process involved in producing a Broadway show, his student years at Juilliard, his admiration for Leonard Bernstein, and more.
Hamlisch discusses several favorite works including Shostakovich's Symphony No. 7 "Leningrad," in a performance by the New York Philharmonic, "Who will buy," from the musical Oliver!; an excerpt from Leonard Bernstein's On the Waterfront; and an etude by Alexander Scriabin, performed by Vladimir Horowitz.
This is My Music was a long-running WQXR program that featured interviews with well-known celebrities, artists, writers, performers, academics and politicians who also shared their favorite pieces of music. Among the shows guests were Gore Vidal, Benny Goodman, Eartha Kitt, Bella Abzug, Rudolph Giuliani, Tony Bennett, Gloria Vanderbilt, Marcel Marceau and Barbara Cook, to name just a few