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Robin Hood

Friday, June 25, 2010

The current epic film Robin Hood is one of this summer’s hits, another telling of that famous tale of outlaws and arrows. In this edition of The Fishko Files, WNYC’s Sara Fishko takes us back to one memorable version of Robin Hood that contains some peculiar twists of history and mystery....

 

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Summertime: Hot Tune

Friday, June 18, 2010

George Gershwin’s opera "Porgy and Bess" opened in New York 75 years ago, with an overture and then its first song, "Summertime." As the first day of summer approaches, Sara Fishko considers the song...in this edition of The Fishko Files.

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Sibelius and Heifetz: Perfect Pair

Friday, June 11, 2010

It’s the 75th anniversary of a celebrated recording by Jascha Heifetz of the Sibelius Violin Concerto. That has WNYC’s Sara Fishko considering the power of the recording and the music ... in this edition of the Fishko Files.

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Hoagy Carmichael: His Own Voice

Friday, June 04, 2010

This weekend, a run of shows devoted to the music and lyrics of Hoagy Carmichael will recall the distinctive style of that composer and performer.  We have more on Carmichael from WNYC’s Sara Fishko, in this edition of The Fishko Files…

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Unison: Synch and Synergy

Friday, May 28, 2010

If you happen to see a parade this Memorial Day Weekend, you might be spending some time watching large numbers of people, walking in step.  As WNYC’s Sara Fishko tells us, there’s a particular synergy that comes from many people doing the same thing.   
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Artie Shaw

Friday, May 21, 2010

Artie Shaw looked like a matinee idol, had his own big band, and a major hit while still in his twenties. But that success may have been the beginning of his undoing. This week Shaw would've turned 100, and WNYC's Sara Fishko takes a look back ...

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Revueltas: Composing a Revolution

Friday, May 14, 2010

A hundred years after the start of the revolution in Mexico, people are finally paying attention to a Mexican composer who mixed his music with his political convictions. As WNYC’s Sara Fishko tells us in this edition of the Fishko Files, the results were dramatic.

Silvestre Revueltas was a ...

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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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