A celebration of Frank Sinatra, greatest male vocalist of the 20th Century, with Robert Harris
Las Vegas comedian Shecky Greene once credited Frank Sinatra with saving his life.
"I was being beaten up badly by a couple of thugs and Frank said; 'That's enough, guys.'"
He had the sensitivity of Puccini, the trained ear of Stravinsky, the musicality of Verdi. He was a perfectionist who would spend hours studying the lyrics of a song until he got it just right.
Robert is a long-time music journalist, writer, teacher and broadcaster. From 2000-2008, he was the host and producer of "I Hear Music", a weekly show presented on CBC Radio 2. He is the author of two books, What To Listen For in Mozart, and What To Listen For in Beethoven. You can listen to his outstanding series, "Twenty Pieces of Music that Changed the World", here.
Please note that we cannot include this celebration of the music of Frank Sinatra in our podcast of December 6, 2015, for music copyright reasons. However, it can be heard online in Canada here.