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Listening room program on WQXR radio

Listening room program on WQXR radio, 1988-03-08.

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Additional Authors
  • Sherman, Robert, 1932-
  • Sills, Beverly
  • Oliveira, Elmar
  • Stevenson, Doris
  • Wexler, Stanley (Bass-baritone)
  • Munro, Leigh
  • Hazard, Donald
  • Willson, Meredith, 1902-1984.
  • Vivaldi, Antonio, 1678-1741.
  • Saint-Saëns, Camille, 1835-1921.
  • Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953.
  • Kroll, William, 1901-1980.
  • WQXR (Radio station : New York, N.Y.)
Found In
Margaret Carson audio-visual materials.
2 streaming audio files (116 minutes total) : digital, stereo.
  • Recording 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.
Uniform Title
Listening room (Radio program)
Alternative Title
Margaret Carson audio-visual materials.
  • Radio interviews.
  • Musicals.
  • Rondos.
  • Sonatas.
  • Marches (Music)
  • Title and date from the label on the original cassete; credits from audition.
  • Streaming files transferred from original audiocassettes.
Access (note)
  • Access to original item restricted. Patrons can access streaming audio only on site at the NYPL Research Libraries.
Source (note)
  • Margaret Carson,
Linking Entry (note)
  • Forms part of: Margaret Carson audio-visual materials, *L(Special) 92-23.
Call Number
*LTC-A 1537
  • 914276097
  • 914276097
Listening room program on WQXR radio, 1988-03-08.
Country of Producing Entity
United States.
Playing Time
005443 010144
Type of Content
spoken word
performed music
Type of Medium
Type of Carrier
online resource
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.
Broadcast on WQXR radio program Listening room in New York 1988 March 8.
Access to original item restricted. Patrons can access streaming audio only on site at the NYPL Research Libraries.
Linking Entry
Forms part of: Margaret Carson audio-visual materials, *L(Special) 92-23.
Gift; Margaret Carson, 1992.
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Added Author
Sherman, 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.
Container of (expression): Willson, Meredith, 1902-1984. Music man. Selections; arranged.
Container of (work): Vivaldi, Antonio, 1678-1741. Sonatas, violin, continuo, RV 29, A major.
Container of (expression): Saint-Saëns, Camille, 1835-1921. Introduction et rondo capriccioso; arranged.
Container of (expression): Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953. Li︠u︡bovʹ k trem apelʹsinam. Suite. Marsh; arranged.
Container of (work): Kroll, William, 1901-1980. Banjo and fiddle.
WQXR (Radio station : New York, N.Y.)
Carson, Margaret, 1911-2007, donor.
Added Title
Listening room (Radio program)
Margaret Carson audio-visual materials.
Found In:
Margaret Carson audio-visual materials.
Research Call Number
*LTC-A 1537
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