Sara Fishko

Sara Fishko appears in the following:

A Cappella

Friday, December 02, 2011

Best of Fishko Files: Tis the season to make music. And, as WNYC's Sara Fishko tells us, music is sometimes best made with what you have available -- your voice. (Produced in 2001)


Regarding Russell: The Obit as History

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Ken Russell, who died Sunday at age 84, was a British movie director whose name was a household word a few decades ago.  No more, I guess.  But people are writing about his life in interesting ways, noting that he was a “provocateur,” that he pioneered male frontal nudity in the movies (Women in Love), and that he popularized a passionate and boldly specific approach to telling the story of musical lives on film (Song of Summer, the best ever film about a creative person).  Among other things.


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Friday, November 25, 2011

Best of Fishko Files: WNYC’s Sara Fishko explores the contradictory career of the Russian composer-pianist Sergei Rachmaninoff in this episode from 2001. 


Beethoven Sonatas

Friday, November 18, 2011

This Sunday at the Greene Space, as part of what is being called “Beethoven Awareness Month,” a lineup of pianists will perform a marathon concert of the 32 piano sonatas by Beethoven.  As WNYC’s Sara Fishko tells us, these pieces provide a particular window into the soul of one of our greatest composers. Here is the next Fishko Files…


Chick Corea

Friday, November 11, 2011

Best of Fishko Files: Chick Corea, pianist, composer, improvisor, bandleader, is coming to town this month. As WNYC's Sara Fishko tells us, he’s had a career filled with variety, and he’s managed to do it without all that much forward planning involved. 

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Think Big

Friday, October 28, 2011

You can carry the world in the palm of your hand. You can put the universe in your pocket.  You can look at a movie on a screen the size of a watch face.  So it’s a perfect moment...
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Jean Vigo

Friday, October 28, 2011

For the first time, the complete films from the 1930s, by the French director Jean Vigo, are available in a DVD set.  The restless and adventurous young filmmaker was not always so celebrated, WNYC’s Sara Fishko tells us --in this quick look. 



Friday, October 21, 2011

Tomorrow marks the 200th birth anniversary of Franz Liszt, composer and virtuoso pianist. As WNYC’s Sara Fishko tells us, Liszt used his adventurous thinking, as well, to change public performance forever. Here is the next Fishko Files.

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Harvey at BAM

Friday, October 14, 2011

A hundred and fifty years ago, a theater then known as The Academy of Music began presenting cultural events in downtown Brooklyn.  Now it is America’s oldest performing arts center: The Brooklyn Academy of Music, or BAM. In its early days, Mark Twain, Sarah Bernhardt and Isadora Duncan graced its stages.  WNYC’s Sara Fishko has more on the history of a great institution—in this episode of Fishko Files. 


Cultural Glue

Friday, October 07, 2011

Ten years after 9-11, our thoughts turn back to the time right after the attacks when we were searching for some kind of cultural glue to hold us together.  In this archival edition of Fishko Files (produced in October, 2001), WNYC's Sara Fishko looks back to London...


That Girl

Friday, September 30, 2011

The newest Census figures reveal: the highest number of never-married women in the country live in New York.  But the so-called “single girl” has long been associated with the Big City, says WNYC’s Sara Fishko.  Especially on TV.  In this edition of Fishko Files, a look at the single-girl show that broke the mold, 45 years ago. 

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Boxing Movies

Friday, September 23, 2011

Best of Fishko Files: When this piece was first produced in 2002, Muhammed Ali has just turned 60 years old, and a film about his boxing years had just opened in theaters. WNYC’s Sara Fishko, journalist Jack Newfield (1938-2004) and others discuss boxing movies in this edition of Fishko Files


Jon Hendricks

Friday, September 16, 2011

In music and especially in jazz, says WNYC’s Sara Fishko, one thing leads to another.  For lyricist and singer Jon Hendricks, who turns ninety today, it was some great instrumental jazz solos that led him to make an unforgettable leap into song. Here is the next Fishko Files…


See for Yourself

Friday, September 09, 2011

Over the last 10 years, there has been a steady stream of people –non-New Yorkers, mostly –visiting the site downtown known as Ground Zero.  After the opening of the Memorial this Monday, record-breaking crowds are expected to travel there to see the exact spot.  In this edition of Fishko Files, WNYC’s Sara Fishko asks –why? 


Left Hands

Friday, September 02, 2011

Best of Fishko Files: Musicians, like sports figures, have to contend with issues of fitness and injury. WNYC’s Sara Fishko looks at one pianist who has more than adapted to a new way of playing, in this edition of Fishko Files.



Friday, August 26, 2011

Best of Fishko Files: This episode was produced in 2000 for the 100th anniversary of the birth of composer Kurt Weill. Over the years Weill's music, as WNYC’s Sara Fishko tells us, has lent itself to a variety of interpretations, despite the imprint of one spectacular performer.


Sara Fishko on Benjamin Britten's War Requiem

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Read In the early 1960s, I was in summer residence at an “arts camp” called Indian Hill. I was already quite a serious pianist by then, and during those sparkling, sun-dappled days i...



Friday, August 19, 2011

Best of Fishko Files: Toiling behind the scenes of Broadway musicals, new and revived, are the orchestrators. WNYC’s Sara Fishko explores orchestration in this edition of Fishko Files.


Classical Music Editing

Friday, August 12, 2011

Last time you bought a classical recording, maybe you wondered where the edits were. In this archival edition of Fishko Files, WNYC’s Sara Fishko looks at the reality and the illusion of the classical CD.

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Andy Warhol in New York

Friday, August 05, 2011

With a silvery statue of Andy Warhol now standing in Union Square until October, and soaring sales of Warhol’s work this past spring, the artist is still a presence. WNYC’s Sara Fishko has news of a new book that charts Andy Warhol’s life in New York, literally every step of the way, in this edition of Fishko Files…

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