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Body and Soul

Friday, February 11, 2011

The Grammy Awards are this weekend. One of the many nominees is pianist Keith Jarrett, up for his improvised solo on the song “Body and Soul.”  It has WNYC’s Sara Fishko thinking about that song’s long history of musical inspiration...in this edition of Fishko Files.

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Hazel Scott as Herself

Friday, February 04, 2011

Pianist and singer Hazel Scott is perhaps best remembered for her glamour.  Glamorous she was, but in this edition of Fishko Files (from January ’09), WNYC’s Sara Fishko explores a new book and an old CD that can help us go beneath the surface to Scott’s life and work.

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Jazz Masters

Friday, January 28, 2011

As the awards season goes into full sparkle, WNYC’s Sara Fishko listens in on a group of non-glitzy winners of a few weeks ago.  Some chat among masters, in this edition of Fishko Files...

 

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Toscanini

Friday, January 21, 2011

Conductor Arturo Toscanini (1867-1957) was iconic in his time.  In 2007, when he was being remembered 50 years after his death, WNYC’s Sara Fishko examined his life and legacy.

 

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Whistling

Friday, January 14, 2011

Originally aired on the occasion of the 2007 Academy Awards, this edition of the Fishko recognizes celebrated film composer Ennio Morricone, who received a special Oscar that year. Many of the composer's early scores for westerns used whistling to great effect. And as WNYC's Sara Fishko tells us, the world of 'instrumental whistling' has it's own story.

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Sleepwalkers

Friday, January 07, 2011

This episode of The Fishko Files originally aired just as Doug Aitken's "Sleepwalkers" opened at the Museum of Modern Art. The multi-screen, outdoor movie could be seen from various spots in midtown Manhattan -- and it had WNYC's Sara Fishko considering the role of 'accident' in our appreciation of artworks.

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Montgomery Clift

Friday, December 31, 2010

On the final day of 2010, we consider the art of actor Montgomery Clift.  Clift would have been 90 this year, and as WNYC’s Sara Fishko tells us, he was one of the founders of modern screen acting. Here is the next Fishko Files...

 

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Angels in America

Friday, December 17, 2010

Thanks to the first New York revival of Tony Kushner’s play “Angels in America,” theater-goers can once again see the American epic on stage.  WNYC’s Sara Fishko looked back at the original Broadway production of “Angels,” in this edition of  “Fishko Files.”

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Zhivago Translation

Friday, December 10, 2010

This fall has seen a new translation from Russian to English of Boris Pasternak’s “Doctor Zhivago.”   The art of translation has a lot to do with give and take --between two languages, and in this case, two translators.  Here is the next Fishko Files....

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Five Four Time

Friday, December 03, 2010

Dave Brubeck turns ninety years old this coming Monday.  Brubeck, among other things, charmed generations of music fans by bringing his own sense of “time” to jazz.  In his honor, WNYC’s Sara Fishko has this edition of the Fishko Files – on the subject of “Five Four Time.” 

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Heart and Soul

Friday, November 26, 2010

In honor of the holiday weekend, a favorite episode of The Fishko Files.  WNYC’s Sara Fishko ponders the mysteries of a popular song...

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Mario Lanza

Friday, November 19, 2010

Every November, fans honor the romantic tenor Mario Lanza, who made his mark in a career that lasted only around 12 years.  As WNYC’s Sara Fishko tells us, he hit notes both high and low.  Here is the next Fishko Files...

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Ohlsson on Chopin

Friday, November 05, 2010

It’s been a huge year for Chopin, as the bicentenary of the composer’s birthday has been celebrated by artists all over the globe. That includes pianist Garrick Ohlsson, whose Chopin series is drawing to a close as the year ends.

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Isle of the Dead

Friday, October 29, 2010

Halloween is coming. It’s the season for unsettling images and dark thoughts.  WNYC’s Sara Fishko has a story about a painting from the 1880s - that fits right in! Here is the next Fishko Files...

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Trouble in Tahiti

Friday, October 15, 2010

A full-length Leonard Bernstein opera of nearly 30 years ago is about to have its long-awaited New York premiere. It has WNYC’s Sara Fishko considering “Trouble in Tahiti,” the smaller opera inside it. Here is the next Fishko Files...

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More on Simon Barere, brilliant pianist of the past

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Simon Barere was a fascinating case: a spellbinding pianist with a magical technique.  His skill was super-human. Dazzling.  Astonishing.

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Post-War Painters

Friday, October 01, 2010

New York played a central role in the development of abstract art after World War II. As the Museum of Modern Art prepares for the opening of its biggest-ever show of abstract expressionism, WNYC’s Sara Fishko talks to a couple of post-War New York painters, in this edition of the Fishko Files.

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Arthur Penn

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

I had the pleasure of interviewing the late Arthur Penn 3 years ago, just 40 years after the release of his ground-breaking film Bonnie and Clyde.

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Pianist of the North

Friday, September 24, 2010

On Marc-Andre Hamelin

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The Defenders

Friday, September 17, 2010

With the fall TV season about to launch, a new series will premiere on CBS. The show, about a pair of Las Vegas lawyers, is called "The Defenders." WNYC’s Sara Fishko looks back nearly 50 years to find a show on the same network with the same title -- and a very different slant.

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