Sara Fishko

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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.


Montgomery Clift

Friday, December 31, 2010

On the final day of 2010, we consider the art of actor Montgomery Clift.  Clift would have been 90 this year, and as WNYC’s Sara Fishko tells us, he was one of the founders of modern screen acting. Here is the next Fishko Files...


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Angels in America

Friday, December 17, 2010

Thanks to the first New York revival of Tony Kushner’s play “Angels in America,” theater-goers can once again see the American epic on stage.  WNYC’s Sara Fishko looked back at the original Broadway production of “Angels,” in this edition of  “Fishko Files.”


Zhivago Translation

Friday, December 10, 2010

This fall has seen a new translation from Russian to English of Boris Pasternak’s “Doctor Zhivago.”   The art of translation has a lot to do with give and take --between two languages, and in this case, two translators.  Here is the next Fishko Files....


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.” 

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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...

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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...

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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...

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