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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

West Side Story

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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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Vive La French Music

Thursday, September 07, 2006

Ned Rorem is an American composer who loves French music. He spoke with WNYC's Sara Fishko as part of a series on living composers and their relationship with the past.

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Friedhofer

Friday, April 28, 2006

In some ways, the career of film composer Hugo Friedhofer was a typical Hollywood story. He was a brilliant musician who created some of the most memorable scores -- like the soundtrack to The Best Years Of Our Lives -- but never got the fame he deserved. WNYC's

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American Prometheus

Friday, March 10, 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. WNYC's Sara ...

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Kochel

Saturday, January 28, 2006

We'd have a harder time appreciating Mozart without the work of the mysterious figure whose "k." precedes all 626 of Mozart's works. WNYC's Sara Fishko has the story of Kochel, cataloguer of genius.

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Renaissance Rivals

Saturday, October 15, 2005

Sara Fishko surveys the great rivalries of history. She spoke with the late art historian Rona Goffen, who found that envy is responsible for some of the masterpieces of Western art.

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American Prometheus

Saturday, October 08, 2005

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. WNYC’s Sara Fishko examines how ...

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Dear Diary

Saturday, September 03, 2005

We live in an age of blogs, confessional TV, and an overload of information about the private lives of celebrities. But literary self-exposure is still respectable, and more people than ever are writing old-school journals. Sara Fishko has been thumbing through a lot of diaries lately and finds there's a ...

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The Untidy and Irresistible History of Jazz

Saturday, August 20, 2005

The Oxford Companion to Jazz is a hefty tome of over 800 pages with articles by 59 different jazz specialists, and it’s just become available in paperback. Sara Fishko found that wandering through its pages took her through as many delightful surprises as a great jazz solo. ...

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1 Tree, 4 Axes

Saturday, August 06, 2005

The harmonies of a string quartet come from the score and the players of course, but also from the instruments themselves. Sara Fishko talked to the Miro Quartet, whose members are experimenting with the sounds that can be created from one old maple tree.

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Irén Marik

Saturday, June 18, 2005

Back in the 1970s, on a routine visit to a record store in New York City, Allan Evans bought an LP recorded by a Hungarian pianist whose name meant nothing to him. But the moment he heard the music, he felt like he'd discovered a "musical Tutankhamen." Sara Fishko tells ...

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Angels in America

Saturday, May 14, 2005

Tony Kushner's Angels in America was a sprawling, epic 2-part play that burst onto the Broadway stage in 1993. Kushner, along with his director George C. Wolfe and a stellar cast, crafted a monumental response to the 1980's. The play created a world populated by ghosts, angels, ...

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The Pianist

Saturday, April 02, 2005

Sviatoslav Richter, considered one of the greatest pianists of the 20th Century, would have celebrated his 90th birthday last month. In a field full of eccentrics, Richter was still regarded as particularly unpredictable and moody — and one of the most enthralling performers who has set foot on a stage. ...

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How Art Works: Dancing Feet

Saturday, March 19, 2005

Back in the day, there was one thing every entertainer had to know how to do: tap dance. Sara Fishko explains how a generation of dancers learned how to speak with their feet.

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