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Classical Music Editing

Friday, August 12, 2011

Last time you bought a classical recording, maybe you wondered where the edits were. In this archival edition of Fishko Files, WNYC’s Sara Fishko looks at the reality and the illusion of the classical CD.

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Andy Warhol in New York

Friday, August 05, 2011

With a silvery statue of Andy Warhol now standing in Union Square until October, and soaring sales of Warhol’s work this past spring, the artist is still a presence. WNYC’s Sara Fishko has news of a new book that charts Andy Warhol’s life in New York, literally every step of the way, in this edition of Fishko Files…

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Scott Joplin

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Every day in Bryant Park, next week, you can hear pianist Roy Eaton perform rags by Scott Joplin.  WNYC’s Sara Fishko has more on Joplin, the man who brought ragtime into the light.

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Theremin

Friday, July 22, 2011

Almost 90 years ago, the music world was changed by a remarkable musical instrument that still seems new. In this archival edition of Fishko Files (produced in 2002), WNYC's Sara Fishko tells us about an electronic marvel that has its own sound, and its own bizarre story.

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Frank Stella's Blues

Friday, July 22, 2011

Frank Stella has had a long and varied career.  He made his name in the 1950s with a series of all-black paintings, when that kind of thing was audacious; moved on to boldly colored striped canvasses by the 1960s; and in more recent decades...

Bonus Tracks: Hear the sonatas that inspired Stella's sculptures

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McLuhan, Medium, Rare

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Marshall McLuhan’s hundredth birth anniversary is July 21st, and, after a lull, his ideas seem provocative and relevant again. In an attempt to concoct a 7 minute “Fishko Files” radio piece about him, I found myself arguing with him all the way through his speeches and aphorisms. Whatever can be said about him, he made you think.  Thinking, pro or con, while listening to Dr M, was simply unavoidable.  Having finished the piece, I’m still thinking about him.

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Marshall McLuhan

Friday, July 15, 2011

Professor Marshall McLuhan rose to stardom in the 1960s as a pop culture guru. In honor of the McLuhan centenary next week, WNYC’s Sara Fishko takes us back to McLuhan’s futuristic thoughts…in this edition of Fishko Files.

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Jazz Companion

Friday, July 08, 2011

The Oxford Companion to Jazz was published in paperback in 2005. Then, as now, leafing through the book was –like the music itself—a positively non-linear experience. Here’s Sara Fishko with the next edition of Fishko Files. 

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Marilyn

Friday, July 01, 2011

Marilyn Monroe would have been 85 in June. Her popularity has never been greater, says WNYC’s Sara Fishko, thanks to a seemingly inescapable urge to evoke her in any way possible.  Here is the next Fishko Files…

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Discovering Irén Marik

Friday, June 24, 2011

Classical music is a field as star-studded as any; but there are still plenty of hidden treasures, buried in anonymity, waiting to be unearthed. In this edition of Fishko Files, Sara Fishko tells a tale of the belated discovery of a major player, Irén Marik.

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Pins and Needles

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

A Foundry Theater revival of a Depression-era musical opens this week. In its day, the show brought satirical relief to a polarized society. WNYC’s Sara Fishko tells the story.

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Summertime

Friday, June 17, 2011

The first day of summer is just a few days away. So we figure it is a good time for a re-hearing of a favorite Fishko Files piece, “Summertime.” WNYC’s Sara Fishko explores the masterful Gershwin tune, and the many ways its interpreters say “summer.” 

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Leo Friedman

Friday, June 10, 2011

As Tony Award-time comes around and the theater celebrates itself, we can turn to a treasure trove of theater history in the photos of the venerable Broadway photographer Leo Friedman. WNYC’s Sara Fishko takes a quick look at Friedman’s place in Broadway history.

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Isle of the Dead

Friday, June 03, 2011

The New York Philharmonic plays "Isle of the Dead" at Lincoln Center next week. The Rachmaninoff piece was inspired by one of the most compelling visual images ever created. WNYC's Sara Fishko has more, in this edition of Fishko Files.


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Frank Stella

Friday, May 27, 2011

Sometimes artists, seeking inspiration, find it in the very thing that challenges and haunts them most.  WNYC’s Sara Fishko talked with visual artist Frank Stella, about some very productive pain. Here's the next Fishko Files.

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Live Russians

Monday, May 23, 2011

The 20th century was populated by some spectacular Russian classical musicians. WNYC’s Sara Fishko has a quick look at a set of CDs you can live with for a hundred days, at least.

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Film Noir

Friday, May 20, 2011

It’s been more than half a century since a wave of crime dramas burst on American movie screens, providing filmgoers and film-makers with a whole new vocabulary of dark shadows and saucy dialogue. WNYC’s Sara Fishko explores the form in this episode of Fishko Files.

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Recorded Live

Friday, May 13, 2011

WNYC’s Sara Fishko is looking for immediacy and spontaneity anywhere she can find it.  She reflects here on some recordings by a few spectacular pianists.

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Vast Wasteland

Friday, May 06, 2011

May 9th marks 50 years since a now-famous speech rocked the broadcast world.  Newton Minow described television as a “vast wasteland,” and the rest is history.  WNYC’s Sara Fishko tells the story in this edition of Fishko Files...

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Peter and the Wolf

Friday, April 29, 2011

May 2nd marks 75 years since the first performance of Prokofiev’s children’s piece, Peter and the Wolf.  As WNYC’s Sara Fishko tells us, the millions of children listening over the decades knew only part of the story.  Here is the next Fishko Files.

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