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Episode 10, Times Change, Web Extras

Sunday, November 01, 2009

In this, the final web extra for The Jazz Loft Project Radio Series, listen to interview excerpts from David Amram, Bob Brookmeyer, and Nat Hentoff.

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The Fishko Files: Art Tatum

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

The jazz piano great Art Tatum was born 100 years ago today. WNYC's Sara Fishko has this remembrance.

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New Thelonious Monk Biography Challenges Assumptions

Saturday, October 10, 2009

The great jazz pianist and composer Thelonious Monk would have turned 92 this year. A new biography is challenging some assumptions about the jazz icon. WNYC’s Sara Fishko has more.

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Robert Frank, 50 Years After The Americans

Monday, September 21, 2009

It’s been 50 years since the publication of Robert Frank’s landmark book: "The Americans".

The book chronicled in pictures the impressions of the Swiss-born photographer, as he crisscrossed America. WNYC’s Sara Fishko talked with Frank in his downtown Manhattan studio earlier this year about his working life, just after World War ...

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Jazz Loft Musicians Seek Space to Jam in the City

Tuesday, May 05, 2009

The energy of New York City has always provided musicians with fuel for performance. But one thing the city doesn't have a lot of is space. As part of WNYC’s continuing Jazz Loft Project, WNYC’s Sara Fishko looks at how players 50 years ago worked within the limits of New ...

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West Side Story, 1957

Friday, April 17, 2009

WNYC's Sara Fishko tells a story rarely heard about the musical's legendary creators Jerome Robbins, Leonard Bernstein, Arthur Laurents, and Stephen Sondheim. And she explores how Cold War tensions simmered under the surface of the show's ethnic gang battles. 

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Remembering Rosenman

Friday, December 05, 2008

Composer Leonard Rosenman passed away earlier this year but his scores for films like "East of Eden," "Fantastic Voyage," and "Rebel Without a Cause" live on. Produced by Sara Fishko.

Watch the original "Fantastic Voyage" trailer

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Remembering Bernstein

Friday, September 26, 2008

This fall New York is celebrating what would’ve been Leonard Bernstein’s 90th birthday. As conductor of the New York Philharmonic, he changed the way audiences understood classical music. Five musicians from the Philharmonic remember playing under Bernstein’s baton. Produced by WNYC’s Sara Fishko.

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Fishko Files

Friday, May 09, 2008

Actor Charles Boyer had a continental flavor that went over big here in the US. Ten of his most engaging films will be screened in New York this month.

Sara Fishko asks why, in this edition of the Fishko Files.

OUTRO: Charles Boyer and the Art of Seduction," a 5-day film festival, ...

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Van in the USSR

Friday, April 04, 2008

Fifty years ago, a pianist from Texas named Van Cliburn won the Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow. It was the height of the Cold War and when he returned to the States, he was honored with a ticker tape parade down Broadway’s “Canyon of Heroes.” Produced by WNYC’s

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Fishko File

Friday, February 22, 2008

Even a couple of weeks after the New York Giants' parade, remnants of paper and confetti still linger in lower Manhattan.

It has WNYC's Sara Fishko thinking about the triumph of a musician here and abroad, a half century ago. Here is the next Fishko Files...

OUTRO: The official 50th anniversary celebration ...

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Fishko Files

Friday, January 25, 2008

In the music world, being labeled a virtuoso is the highest compliment or is it? WNYC's Sara Fishko considers the question, in this edition of the Fishko Files.

OUTRO: For information on Marc-André Hamelin's upcoming performances and more, visit our Web site.

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Oscar Peterson Remembered

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

The great Jazz pianist, Oscar Peterson died on Sunday outside of Toronto where he lived. He was 82. His career spanned seven decades and garnered international acclaim for his exceptional speed and technique. WNYC's Sara Fishko interviewed him on the eve of his 75th birthday in 2000.

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Fishko Files

Friday, December 21, 2007

That notable date, December 25th, is also the birthday of the exuberant entertainer Cab Calloway of "Hi-De-Ho" fame. This year it's his centennial, which has WNYC's Sara Fishko considering his vibrant legacy. Here's the next Fishko Files...

OUTRO: This New Year's Eve at the Apollo Theater - the Cab Calloway Orchestra ...

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West Side Story

Friday, September 21, 2007

On the 50th anniversary of its debut on Broadway, we hear one of the rarely-told stories about the musical’s legendary creators Jerome Robbins, Leonard Bernstein, Arthur Laurents, and Stephen Sondheim. WNYC’s Sara Fishko explores how Cold War tensions simmered under the surface of the show’s ...

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William Bolcom

Friday, December 08, 2006

Plenty of classical composers like to borrow a snippet from pop music, or throw in a little reference to a well-known song in a piece of "serious music." William Bolcom prefers to go whole hog. WNYC's Sara Fishko talked to Bolcom for our series ...

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American Icons: The Tramp

Friday, November 24, 2006

With just a pair of baggy pants, a derby hat, mustache, floppy shoes, and his own physical genius, Charlie Chaplin created silent film's most memorable character - the Tramp.

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American Prometheus

Friday, November 03, 2006

Physicist J. Robert Oppenheimer led a team of thousands to create the first nuclear weapon. He was immediately hailed as an American hero, but after speaking out against the use of the bomb he was condemned as a traitor and maligned as a Communist spy. Sara Fishko ...

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Tania Leon

Friday, October 27, 2006

The elements of music - melody, rhythm, harmony and so on - are so related they're almost inseparable. But Cuban-born composer Tania Leon is a rhythm-minded sort. She explains to Sara Fishko that she gets rhythm; and not just one rhythm, many rhythms.

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Osvaldo Golijov

Friday, September 29, 2006

Critics have said that Osvaldo Golijov may be the first significant classical music composer to define the sound of the 21st century. It's part of the reason why he was named a MacArthur fellow in 2003. Jeff Lunden spoke with Golijov about his love ...

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