Listening room program on WQXR radio, 1988-03-08Additional title: Listening room (Radio program)
NamesSherman, Robert, 1932- (Host)Sills, Beverly (Host)Oliveira, Elmar (Interviewee)Oliveira, Elmar (Performer)Stevenson, Doris (Interviewee)Stevenson, Doris (Performer)Wexler, Stanley, (Bass-baritone) (Commentator)Wexler, Stanley, (Bass-baritone) (Performer)Munro, Leigh (Commentator)Munro, Leigh (Performer)Hazard, Donald (Commentator)WQXR (Radio station : New York, N.Y.) (Distributor)
Margaret Carson audio-visual materials
Dates / OriginDate Created: 1988-03-08
Library locationsRodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded SoundShelf locator: *LTC-A 1537
TopicsWillson, Meredith, 1902-1984. Music man. Selections; arrangedOliveira, Elmar -- InterviewsNew York City OperaMusicalsMusicals -- AppreciationSopranos (Singers)Violinists -- United StatesSonatas (Violin and piano)Rondos (Violin and piano), ArrangedMarches (Violin and piano), ArrangedViolin and piano music, ArrangedViolin and piano musicVivaldi, Antonio, 1678-1741. Sonatas, violin, continuo, RV 29, A majorSaint-Saëns, Camille, 1835-1921. Introduction et rondo capriccioso; arrangedProkofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953. Li︠u︡bovʹ k trem apelʹsinam. Suite. Marsh; arrangedKroll, William, 1901-1980. Banjo and fiddle
NotesSource note: Title and date from the label on the original cassete; credits from audition.Performers: Part 1: Robert Sherman, host and interviwer ; Stanley Wexler, Leigh Munro, performers and commentators ; Donald Hazard, commentator ; Beverly Sills, host. Part 2: Elmar Oliveira, violin and commentator ; Doris Stevenson, piano.Venue: Broadcast on WQXR radio program Listening room in New York 1988 March 8.Acquisition: Gift; Margaret Carson, 1992.
Physical DescriptionAudiocassetteExtent: 1 audiocassette (approximately 117 min.) : analog, stereo
DescriptionRecording of the entire program in 2 parts. The topic of the 1st is New York City Opera and its new production of "The Music man." Beverly Sills, a noted soprano and currently the general director of the company, with some comments from the music administrator Donald Hazard, discusses the challenges opera singers tackle when they perform in musicals and have to deal with the technique of both singing and speaking on stage, and in view of that, the qualities she is looking for in artists. Two performers in the show, Stanley Wexler and Leigh Munro, participate in the discussion and provide live studio performance with other 4 singers who are not in the show. Included are announcements of cultural events in New York and the program of the upcoming season at the New York City Opera. The following are musical excerpts from the "Music man": "Ya got trouble" performed by Wexler; "Till there was you" performed by Munro; "Sincere" performed by barbershop quartet; "The sadder but wiser girl" performed by Wexler; and "Lida Rose" and "Will I ever tell you" performed by all.The 2nd part is a conversation with Elmar Oliveira, a renowned violinist with some short commentary from Doris Stevenson, pianist, intercut with live studio performances of Sonata in A major by Vivaldi, Rondo capriccioso by Saint-Saëns, March from The love for three oranges transcribed by Jascha Heifetz, and Banjo and fiddle by Kroll, all except the last work that is composed for violin and piano, arranged for these instruments. Oliveira discusses unparalleled superiority of Stradivarius and Guarneri violins, and recounts his exposure and studies of music that resulted in winning the Gold Medal at Moscow's Tchaikovsky International Competition in 1978 in an atmosphere of aggressive Russian nationalism that brought him international recognition and popularity.
Type of ResourceSound recording
IdentifiersRLIN/OCLC: 914276097NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b20747926Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 7d45dea0-b8fe-0133-ef35-60f81dd2b63c
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