Sara Fishko

Sara Fishko appears in the following:

Five Four Time

Friday, December 03, 2010

Dave Brubeck turns ninety years old this coming Monday.  Brubeck, among other things, charmed generations of music fans by bringing his own sense of “time” to jazz.  In his honor, WNYC’s Sara Fishko has this edition of the Fishko Files – on the subject of “Five Four Time.” 

Comments [5]

Heart and Soul

Friday, November 26, 2010

In honor of the holiday weekend, a favorite episode of The Fishko Files.  WNYC’s Sara Fishko ponders the mysteries of a popular song...

Comments [2]

Mario Lanza

Friday, November 19, 2010

Every November, fans honor the romantic tenor Mario Lanza, who made his mark in a career that lasted only around 12 years.  As WNYC’s Sara Fishko tells us, he hit notes both high and low.  Here is the next Fishko Files...

Comments [8]

Ohlsson on Chopin

Friday, November 05, 2010

It’s been a huge year for Chopin, as the bicentenary of the composer’s birthday has been celebrated by artists all over the globe. That includes pianist Garrick Ohlsson, whose Cho...


Isle of the Dead

Friday, October 29, 2010

Halloween is coming. It’s the season for unsettling images and dark thoughts.  WNYC’s Sara Fishko has a story about a painting from the 1880s - that fits right in! Here is the next Fishko Files...

Comments [1]

Trouble in Tahiti

Friday, October 15, 2010

A full-length Leonard Bernstein opera of nearly 30 years ago is about to have its long-awaited New York premiere. It has WNYC’s Sara Fishko considering “Trouble in Tahiti,” the smaller opera inside it. Here is the next Fishko Files...


More on Simon Barere, brilliant pianist of the past

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Simon Barere was a fascinating case: a spellbinding pianist with a magical technique.  His skill was super-human. Dazzling.  Astonishing.

Read More


Post-War Painters

Friday, October 01, 2010

New York played a central role in the development of abstract art after World War II. As the Museum of Modern Art prepares for the opening of its biggest-ever show of abstract expre...


Arthur Penn

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

I had the pleasure of interviewing the late Arthur Penn 3 years ago, just 40 years after the release of his ground-breaking film Bonnie and Clyde.

Read More

Comments [1]

Pianist of the North

Friday, September 24, 2010

On Marc-Andre Hamelin

Read More


The Defenders

Friday, September 17, 2010

With the fall TV season about to launch, a new series will premiere on CBS. The show, about a pair of Las Vegas lawyers, is called "The Defenders." WNYC’s Sara Fishko looks back nea...

Comments [3]

Restored and Fascinating: "On the Bowery," 1957

Friday, September 17, 2010

Lionel Rogosin's restored "On the Bowery" (1957) begins a week-long run at Film Forum today.

Read More


Symphonies that Swing

Friday, September 10, 2010

Is the whole greater than the sum of its parts? Since the 1920s, composers of all kinds have been trying to write music that combines jazz and symphonic elements.

Comments [7]

Ida Lupino: Hollywood Indie

Friday, August 20, 2010

In a confluence of culture, the upcoming U.S. Open tennis tournament is overlapping with a Festival of Films by actress-director Ida Lupino. As a result, WNYC’s Sara Fishko can’t stop thinking about a certain Ida Lupino this edition of the Fishko Files...

Comments [4]

Andy Warhol

Friday, August 06, 2010

For the remaining weeks of the summer and into September, you can see the exhibit “Andy Warhol: The Last Decade” at the Brooklyn Museum. 

Even now, nearly 25 years after his death, Warhol’s image is rarely out of the public eye.  And as WNYC’s Sara Fishko tells us, that was the artist’s lifelong dream.  Here is the next Fishko Files...


Ken Russell

Friday, July 30, 2010

British film director Ken Russell is in New York for a series of screenings and appearances at Lincoln Center.  For this edition of the Fishko Files, WNYC’s Sara Fishko spoke to Russell about his movie- run through music history...


Piels Campaign

Friday, July 23, 2010

In honor of the season premiere of Mad Men this Sunday, WNYC’s Sara Fishko has a story to tell about Madison Avenue –- and how one ad campaign in the 1950s conquered the Northeast Region with a new, improved approach.  Here is the next Fishko Files...

Comments [3]

The House I Live In

Friday, July 02, 2010

On this 4th of July weekend coming up, thoughts, as usual, will turn to picnics and patriotism.  With Americana in the air, one particular patriotic song caught the interest of WNYC’s Sara Fishko as it has wended its way through history.  In this edition of The Fishko Files, a story about music, politics and the U.S.A. 

Comments [5]

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....


Comments [5]

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 this edition of The Fishko Files.

Comments [11]