Sara Fishko appears in the following:
Thursday, July 26, 2012
In difficult economic times in the late 1930s, spirits were lifted by a World’s Fair. WNYC’s Sara Fishko takes us back to 1939 in this edition of Fishko Files (produced in 2009).
Thursday, July 19, 2012
A new set of recordings, just out, celebrates the work of the great conductor Arturo Toscanini--with 84 CDs! And as WNYC’s Sara Fishko tells us, even that may not be enough to understand Toscanini’s impact. Here is the next Fishko Files…
Thursday, July 12, 2012
Happy 100th Birthday to Woodrow Wilson “Woody” Guthrie. His centenary is Saturday—and he’s the subject of this edition of Fishko Files…
Thursday, July 05, 2012
In this archival edition, WNYC’s Sara Fishko looked back at recordings of pianists of the 20th century, just as the year 2000 approached. (Produced in 1999)
Thursday, June 28, 2012
On the occasion of Ms. Magazine’s 40th anniversary, WNYC’s Sara Fishko asks: what’s the history of that term “Ms.,” anyway? It’s the subject of today’s Fishko Files
Thursday, June 21, 2012
In hundreds of Hollywood films, from “Modern Times” to “Casablanca,” you could hear violinist Louis Kaufman’s golden tone shining through. But Kaufman’s name and musical gifts were largely unknown outside the studios. WNYC’s Sara Fishko takes us inside. Produced in 2003.
Thursday, June 14, 2012
The Delacorte Theater in Central Park was launched on June 18th, 1962, especially for Joe Papp’s Shakespeare productions. In this 50th anniversary season, WNYC’s Sara Fishko has the story of the determined Mr. Papp, and his long road to Shakespeare in the Park. Here is the next Fishko Files.
Thursday, June 07, 2012
Producer Manny Azenberg has spent a lifetime in the theater business. Hence his prize on Tony Awards night, this Sunday. WNYC’s Sara Fishko sat down with the prolific producer to talk about hits, flops, Neil Simon and movie stars, for this edition of Fishko Files…
Thursday, May 31, 2012
Being a musician, even a good amateur musician, requires hours of practice alone with one's instrument. But many players prefer company, and still rely on a system that's more than a half-century old. WNYC’s Sara Fishko visits Music Minus One. (Produced January, 2000)
Thursday, May 24, 2012
Lena Horne and author David Margolick take us through the tangled story of a short song –Strange Fruit, 1930. (This Fishko Files was produced in 2000)
Thursday, May 17, 2012
Next week will see the release of the cast album of the Tony-nominated Broadway production of Porgy and Bess. As WNYC’s Sara Fishko tells us, the controversy over the style and scale of the musical is in keeping with the long history of the piece. Here is the next Fishko Files…
Thursday, May 10, 2012
With some good advice from her mother (“who needs Harvard?”), political dynamo Bella Abzug went to law school and later exploded on the political consciousness in the 1970s. As WNYC’s Sara Fishko tells us, listening to Bella is still a powerful experience. (Produced in 2008).
Thursday, May 03, 2012
This coming Wednesday, a rare performance of the Busoni Piano Concerto will be heard at Carnegie Hall. As WNYC’s Sara Fishko tells us, Busoni was a musician with a fantastic combination of gifts, musical styles and inspiring thoughts about music’s future. Here is the next Fishko Files.
Friday, April 27, 2012
As we say good-bye to April, which is National Poetry Month, WNYC’s Sara Fishko listens to recorded poets, and asks, how do their speaking voices compare to their poems?
Friday, April 20, 2012
As World War Two was ending in the mid 1940s, John Huston began to make a film for the US Army on veterans who’d been psychologically damaged in battle. As WNYC’s Sara Fishko tells us, the film “Let There Be Light” was filled with gripping footage of ailing veterans. But the film never saw the light of day until thirty-five years later. Here is the next Fishko Files…
Friday, April 13, 2012
Next weekend The Little Orchestra Society will end its season with Sergei Prokofiev’s popular piece of 1936, Peter and the Wolf. As WNYC’s Sara Fishko tells us, millions of children listened to the narrated musical saga, which used the instruments of the orchestra to evoke its characters and action. But that’s only part of the story…
Friday, April 06, 2012
Fifty years ago last week, a now-famous classical concert turned into a musical battleground – with very instructive results. WNYC’s Sara Fishko tells the story, in this edition of Fishko Files.
Friday, March 30, 2012
To the world in general, Leonard Bernstein was a great, multi-talented figure. But to New Yorkers, he was the conductor of our home-town orchestra, the New York Philharmonic. WNYC’s Sara Fishko spoke to five NY Phil players who had strong memories of “Lenny.” (originally produced in 2000).
Friday, March 23, 2012
Miklos Rozsa was one of Hollywood's most celebrated composers. His work on film noir classics in the 40's and epic films in the 50's was, and still is, well known. But, as WNYC’s Sara Fishko tells us, it turns out Rozsa had another composing life.