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Artie Shaw: Major Player

Thursday, April 29, 2010

This May will mark 100 years since the birth of Artie Shaw, the bandleader and clarinet player. As WNYC’s Sara Fishko tells us in this edition of the Fishko Files, Shaw is worth remembering for more than just his music.

Swing bands of the 1930s and 1940s often played one signature ...

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Remembering Dede Allen with WNYC's Sara Fishko

Monday, April 19, 2010

Film Editor Dede Allen, who worked on classic films like "The Hustler," "Serpico," and "Little Big Man," has died at the age of 86 after suffering from a stroke. Starting as a messenger for Columbia Pictures as a young woman, Allen went on to become renowned for her work, and was the first editor to receive sole credit for a film: 1967's Bonnie and Clyde. WNYC's culture producer Sara Fishko, who was once a film editor herself, tells us more. 

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Critics: Us and Them

Friday, April 09, 2010

The cancellation of the long-running TV series "At the Movies" has stimulated speculation about the future of film criticism. Sara Fishko weighs in on this edition of the Fishko Files.

  • Listen to a clip from critic Andrew Sarris and Sara Fishko’s (now-defunct) WNYC film discussion series, Talking Pictures, below.
  • Sara and ...

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Happy Birthday, Chopin

Friday, March 26, 2010

"His music seems to fall from heaven," says Garrick Ohlsson of Frederic Chopin. As we mark the composer's 200th birthday, Ohlsson talks to WNYC's Sara Fishko about Chopin's influence on classical piano music.

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Sviatoslav Richter: Classical Charisma

Thursday, March 25, 2010

In a year filled with interesting centennial and bicentennial occasions, Sara Fishko still can’t shake the memory of one pianist who would have been 95 this week, Sviatoslav Richter. She offers an appreciation on this edition of The Fishko Files.

Sviatoslav Richter was one of the 20th century’s most dynamic, memorable ...

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The Fishko Files: Chopin's 'Raindrop' Prelude

Friday, March 19, 2010

This month, the world is celebrating the bicentennial of Frederic Chopin. Locally, we’re celebrating what we hope is the end of a long, long winter. As Sara Fishko tells us, "Chopin" and "winter" came together in 1838 to create a popular musical favorite.

Chopin’s Opus 28, Number 15 is one of ...

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Oscar Time: Art vs. Commerce

Friday, March 05, 2010

Although all eyes will be looking forward to the results of this year's ceremony, the Oscars also provide an opportunity to take a look backward, at Oscar's past.

Back in 1928, screenwriter Ben Hecht was awarded the first Original Screenplay Academy Award, for 1927's "Underworld." Despite his Hollywood success, Hecht was ...

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The Jazz Loft Project Radio Series

Monday, February 01, 2010

From 1957 to 1965, the master photographer W. Eugene Smith had a studio and darkroom in a dilapidated building on 6th Avenue north of 28thstreet in Manhattan.  The Jazz Loft, as it became known, had already become a favored spot for jam sessions by hundreds of jazz players of the day.  During his years there, Smith became obsessed with the goings-on in the building, musical and otherwise, and he taped and photographed them with an unimaginable thoroughness, capturing thousands of hours of sound as well as tens of thousands of images.  The sounds and stories that emerged from those years are the basis for The Jazz Loft Anthology, a ten-part radio series now heard across four one-hour programs.

Hear the whole story of the Jazz Loft years in The Jazz Loft Project Radio Series.

The Jazz Loft Project Radio Series was supported in part by a grant from The National Endowment for the Humanities; and by an award from The National Endowment for the Arts.

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Ohlsson on Chopin

Friday, January 29, 2010

It’s the bicentennial year of composer Frederic Chopin, born in Poland in March of 1810. That makes this a very big year for pianist Garrick Ohlsson, who talked to WNYC’s Sara Fishko about Chopin’s music for this edition of the Fishko Files.

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Fishko File Extra: Pianist Garrick Ohlsson’s Breakthrough

Thursday, January 28, 2010

It’s the bicentennial year of composer Frederic Chopin, who was born 200 years ago in March of 1810.  This year marks a related anniversary for pianist Garrick Ohlsson, who won the gold medal at the International Chopin Competition in Warsaw, Poland back in 1970.

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The Sound of Spontaneity

Tuesday, December 01, 2009

Read Senior Producer/Host Sara Fishko's introduction to The Jazz Loft Project Radio Series.

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Episode 1, Introduction to the Jazz Loft, Web Extras

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Extra audio and visual materials from the first episode of The Jazz Loft Project Radio Series. This post  features interviewee David Amram.

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Episode 2, Images of the Loft, Extras

Monday, November 09, 2009

The Images of the Loft episode web extras feature photographs from W. Eugene Smith's collection, extra music from the episode, and interview clips from Steve Swallow and Jimmy Stevenson.

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Episode 3, The Tapes, Web Extras

Sunday, November 08, 2009

The web extras for Episode 3, The Tapes, features Jazz Loft regular Dave Frishberg's musings on Dave McKenna, Steve Swallow, Al Cohn and Zoot Sims, as well as photos from W. Eugene Smith's archive.

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Episode 4, Hall Overton, Web Extras

Saturday, November 07, 2009

This web extra for Episode 4, The Tapse, features photos from W. Eugene Smith and an interview clip from Jazz Loft regular Carman Moore.

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Episode 5, Before the Loft, Web Extras

Friday, November 06, 2009

This web extra to episode 5, Before the Loft, features extended interview footage from Teddy Charles, Phil Woods, and Bill Crow, part of a tune from episode 5, and a photograph from W. Eugene Smith.


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Episode 6, Ron Free, Web Extras

Thursday, November 05, 2009

In the extras for episode 6, Ron Free, WNYC goes back to the loft today with Ron Free. This web extra also features a quote from Dave Frishberg and a photograph of a young Ronnie Free from W. Eugene Smith.

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Episode 7, Flower District, Web Extras

Wednesday, November 04, 2009

Listen to clips from Loft regulars Harry Colomby and Bill Crow, and see photographs from W. Eugene Smith's collection.

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Episode 8, Monk Town Hall Tapes, Web Extras

Tuesday, November 03, 2009

This web extra for Episode 8, Monk Town Hall Tapes, features photos of Thelonious Monk by W. Eugene Smith, and interview excerpts from author Robin Kelley, Bob Brookmeyer,  Harry Colomby and Bill Crow.

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Episode 9, More Tapes, Web Extras

Monday, November 02, 2009

In this extra for Episode 9, hear interview excerpts from Ron Free and Teddy Charles while viewing a selection of W. Eugene Smith's photographs.

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