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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. The Tramp hardly made it out of the silent film age, but as Sara Fishko explains, he's never ...
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 ...
Friday, October 27, 2006
Friday, September 29, 2006
Thursday, September 07, 2006
Friday, April 28, 2006
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 ...
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.
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.
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 ...
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 ...
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. ...
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.
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 ...
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, ...
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. ...
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.
Saturday, February 26, 2005
If there’s one piece in the cannon of classical music that would win an award for Most Transcribed, Most Beloved and Most Mysterious, Bach’s Chaconne would be a shoo-in. Sara Fishko explains how so many musicians have spun so much music out of this one piece.
Saturday, February 05, 2005
Beeee-de-be-de-be-pode-e-ba-da-bah. No one’s sure exactly how scatting — the art of singing improvised gibberish — began. But as Sarah Fishko reports, this purely American musical device took on a life of its own as each of the great jazz vocalists took a shot at singing free-for-all.
Saturday, November 13, 2004
How do you bring music lovers back to live concerts when they have a multitude of technological choices available to them in the 21st century? One solution is to turn concert halls into architectural wonders that demand to be experienced. Sara Fishko reports on the new Frederick P. Rose ...