Sara Fishko

Sara Fishko appears in the following:

Peter and the Wolf

Friday, April 29, 2011

May 2nd marks 75 years since the first performance of Prokofiev’s children’s piece, Peter and the Wolf.  As WNYC’s Sara Fishko tells us, the millions of children listening over the de...

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Garson Kanin

Friday, April 22, 2011

This Sunday, a revival of the classic comedy “Born Yesterday” opens on Broadway.  As WNYC’s Sara Fishko tells us, its author, Garson Kanin, was responsible for a generous slice of Ame...


Stanwyck & Co.

Friday, April 15, 2011

In this episode from the summer of 2007, WNYC’s Sara Fishko and guests celebrate the voices and mannerisms of a remarkable collection of stars from Hollywood’s Golden Age.


Man with a Movie Camera

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Many Russian films of the silent and early sound era have been classics of film history. But the films of Dziga Vertov have dropped in and out of public awareness.  An upcoming film festival promises to change all that.  Listen above to hear Sara Fishko's quick look...

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SoHo Photo

Monday, April 04, 2011

A thriving downtown photography cooperative is celebrating its 40th anniversary with an exhibition of photos by some of its founding members.  The group’s deep roots are still reflected in its pictures and its practices.  WNYC’s Sara Fishko has more...

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The Mystique of the Horn Player

Friday, April 01, 2011

In this archival edition of Fishko Files, WNYC’s Sara Fishko reflects on the mystique of cool jazz trumpeter/singer Chet Baker, and the facts and fantasies that have lifted jazz horn players to a special place in cultural mythology.


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James M. Cain

Friday, March 25, 2011

Premiering this weekend is a new TV adaptation of “Mildred Pierce,” one of James M. Cain’s Depression-era, tough-guy novels. As WNYC’s Sara Fishko tells us, those books provided 1940s Hollywood with plenty of material for its dark dramas. Here is the next Fishko Files...


Moonlight Sonata

Friday, March 18, 2011

There's always another new recording of Beethoven's Moonlight Sonata. As Sara Fishko tells us in this archival edition of Fishko Files, the piece seems to bring out the "personality" in a multitude of players.


Anton Arensky

Friday, March 11, 2011

As we follow the saga of a certain wild-partying entertainer, WNYC’s Sara Fishko considers the case of Anton Arensky. The somewhat disreputable Russian composer wrote music, lived hard – and died young.   Here is the next Fishko Files.

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Cliburn Takes Moscow

Friday, March 04, 2011

This week pianist Van Cliburn was one of ten artists to receive the National Medal of Arts from President Obama.  Here is an episode of Fishko Files originally produced to mark the 50th anniversary of Cliburn’s historic victory in Moscow during the Cold War.


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Oscar Fever Now Over

Monday, February 28, 2011

I love the Oscars telecast, always have.  But my love, I now realize, is a leftover from another era.  I think this year killed it off, once and for all.  NO more love.

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Edith Head

Friday, February 25, 2011

With Hollywood’s big night coming up this Sunday, a question: Who has the most Academy Award nominations and Statues of any woman in history? It’s Edith Head, once Costume Designer to the stars. WNYC’s Sara Fishko has more, in this edition of Fishko Files...


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The Long and the Short

Friday, February 18, 2011

WNYC’s Sara Fishko with “Fishko Files”: Today it’s seven minutes on art that is long, and art that is short.

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The Clock

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

You have roughly 84 hours and some number of minutes left to see “The Clock,” Christian Marclay’s astonishing creation, now at the Paula Cooper Gallery in Chelsea, through Saturday.  Admission is free. It has been mobbed, so you may have to wait a while to get in and/or find a seat.

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Body and Soul

Friday, February 11, 2011

The Grammy Awards are this weekend. One of the many nominees is pianist Keith Jarrett, up for his improvised solo on the song “Body and Soul.”  It has WNYC’s Sara Fishko thinking about that song’s long history of musical this edition of Fishko Files.

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Hazel Scott as Herself

Friday, February 04, 2011

Pianist and singer Hazel Scott is perhaps best remembered for her glamour.  Glamorous she was, but in this edition of Fishko Files (from January ’09), WNYC’s Sara Fishko explores a new book and an old CD that can help us go beneath the surface to Scott’s life and work.


Jazz Masters

Friday, January 28, 2011

As the awards season goes into full sparkle, WNYC’s Sara Fishko listens in on a group of non-glitzy winners of a few weeks ago.  Some chat among masters, in this edition of Fishko Files...




Friday, January 21, 2011

Conductor Arturo Toscanini (1867-1957) was iconic in his time.  In 2007, when he was being remembered 50 years after his death, WNYC’s Sara Fishko examined his life and legacy.




Friday, January 14, 2011

Originally aired on the occasion of the 2007 Academy Awards, this edition of the Fishko recognizes celebrated film composer Ennio Morricone, who received a special Oscar that year. Many of the composer's early scores for westerns used whistling to great effect. And as WNYC's Sara Fishko tells us, the world of 'instrumental whistling' has it's own story.



Friday, January 07, 2011

This episode of The Fishko Files originally aired just as Doug Aitken's "Sleepwalkers" opened at the Museum of Modern Art. The multi-screen, outdoor movie could be seen from various spots in midtown Manhattan -- and it had WNYC's Sara Fishko considering the role of 'accident' in our appreciation of artworks.