Sara Fishko

Sara Fishko appears in the following:

James M. Cain

Thursday, September 06, 2012

A newly discovered novel by crime writer James M. Cain, entitled “The Cocktail Waitress,” is finally being published this month --35 years after the author’s death. WNYC’s Sara Fishko offers a glimpse of Cain’s life and work – in this edition of Fishko Files.


Anton Arensky

Thursday, August 30, 2012

WNYC’s Sara Fishko considers the over-the-top life and under-the-radar music of the Russian composer Anton Arensky (from March 2011).


WNYC Production Credits...

Executive Producer: Sara Fishko
Assistant Producer: Laura Mayer
Mix Engineer: Wayne Shulmister
Managing Editor, WNYC News: Karen Frillmann


Composers Who Perform

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Composer Claude Debussy’s 150th birth anniversary is next week. He was one of many composers of the past who made early piano rolls and recordings -- and they have WNYC’s Sara Fishko pondering the nature of interpretation, in this edition of Fishko Files


Mozart in Motion

Thursday, August 09, 2012

With the Mostly Mozart Festival in full-swing, WNYC’s Sara Fishko talks to music-thinkers who help her get “inside” Mozart’s music –in this edition of Fishko Files (originally produced in 2006).




On Hamlet

Thursday, August 02, 2012

First, Shakespeare in the Park, and now, Shakespeare in the Parking Lot! In honor of the many faces of summer Shakespeare in New York, WNYC’s Sara Fishko considers the infinite variations on the Bard’s most celebrated play – in this edition of  Fishko Files.

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World's Fair 1939

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…

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Guthrie Archive

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…

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Pianists of the 20th Cenutry

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

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Louis Kaufman

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. 


New York Shakespeare

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. 

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Manny Azenberg

Thursday, June 07, 2012

Producer Manny Azenberg has spent a lifetime in the theater business.



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)


Strange Fruit

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)


Porgy and Bess

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…

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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.

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Poets' Voices

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?

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Jazz Loft Losses

Friday, April 20, 2012

Some items of interest to Jazz Loft listeners.

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