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Tuesday, November 29, 2011
Ken Russell, who died Sunday at age 84, was a British movie director whose name was a household word a few decades ago. No more, I guess. But people are writing about his life in interesting ways, noting that he was a “provocateur,” that he pioneered male frontal nudity in the movies (Women in Love), and that he popularized a passionate and boldly specific approach to telling the story of musical lives on film (Song of Summer, the best ever film about a creative person). Among other things.
Friday, November 25, 2011
Best of Fishko Files: WNYC’s Sara Fishko explores the contradictory career of the Russian composer-pianist Sergei Rachmaninoff in this episode from 2001.
Friday, November 18, 2011
This Sunday at the Greene Space, as part of what is being called “Beethoven Awareness Month,” a lineup of pianists will perform a marathon concert of the 32 piano sonatas by Beethoven. As WNYC’s Sara Fishko tells us, these pieces provide a particular window into the soul of one of our greatest composers. Here is the next Fishko Files…
Friday, November 11, 2011
Best of Fishko Files: Chick Corea, pianist, composer, improvisor, bandleader, is coming to town this month. As WNYC's Sara Fishko tells us, he’s had a career filled with variety, and he’s managed to do it without all that much forward planning involved.
Friday, October 28, 2011
For the first time, the complete films from the 1930s, by the French director Jean Vigo, are available in a DVD set. The restless and adventurous young filmmaker was not always so celebrated, WNYC’s Sara Fishko tells us --in this quick look.
Friday, October 28, 2011
Friday, October 21, 2011
Tomorrow marks the 200th birth anniversary of Franz Liszt, composer and virtuoso pianist. As WNYC’s Sara Fishko tells us, Liszt used his adventurous thinking, as well, to change public performance forever. Here is the next Fishko Files.
Friday, October 14, 2011
A hundred and fifty years ago, a theater then known as The Academy of Music began presenting cultural events in downtown Brooklyn. Now it is America’s oldest performing arts center: The Brooklyn Academy of Music, or BAM. In its early days, Mark Twain, Sarah Bernhardt and Isadora Duncan graced its stages. WNYC’s Sara Fishko has more on the history of a great institution—in this episode of Fishko Files.
Friday, October 07, 2011
Ten years after 9-11, our thoughts turn back to the time right after the attacks when we were searching for some kind of cultural glue to hold us together. In this archival edition of Fishko Files (produced in October, 2001), WNYC's Sara Fishko looks back to London...
Friday, September 30, 2011
The newest Census figures reveal: the highest number of never-married women in the country live in New York. But the so-called “single girl” has long been associated with the Big City, says WNYC’s Sara Fishko. Especially on TV. In this edition of Fishko Files, a look at the single-girl show that broke the mold, 45 years ago.
Friday, September 23, 2011
Best of Fishko Files: When this piece was first produced in 2002, Muhammed Ali has just turned 60 years old, and a film about his boxing years had just opened in theaters. WNYC’s Sara Fishko, journalist Jack Newfield (1938-2004) and others discuss boxing movies in this edition of Fishko Files…
Friday, September 16, 2011
In music and especially in jazz, says WNYC’s Sara Fishko, one thing leads to another. For lyricist and singer Jon Hendricks, who turns ninety today, it was some great instrumental jazz solos that led him to make an unforgettable leap into song. Here is the next Fishko Files…
Friday, September 09, 2011
Over the last 10 years, there has been a steady stream of people –non-New Yorkers, mostly –visiting the site downtown known as Ground Zero. After the opening of the Memorial this Monday, record-breaking crowds are expected to travel there to see the exact spot. In this edition of Fishko Files, WNYC’s Sara Fishko asks –why?
Friday, September 02, 2011
Best of Fishko Files: Musicians, like sports figures, have to contend with issues of fitness and injury. WNYC’s Sara Fishko looks at one pianist who has more than adapted to a new way of playing, in this edition of Fishko Files.
Friday, August 26, 2011
Best of Fishko Files: This episode was produced in 2000 for the 100th anniversary of the birth of composer Kurt Weill. Over the years Weill's music, as WNYC’s Sara Fishko tells us, has lent itself to a variety of interpretations, despite the imprint of one spectacular performer.
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
Friday, August 19, 2011
Best of Fishko Files: Toiling behind the scenes of Broadway musicals, new and revived, are the orchestrators. WNYC’s Sara Fishko explores orchestration in this edition of Fishko Files.
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.
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…
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.