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Screenwriter Paddy Chayefsky

Thursday, January 31, 2013

As WNYC’s Sara Fishko tells us, the multiple-Oscar-winning Chayefsky fought to the death for every fierce and furious word he wrote.

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Critics

Thursday, January 24, 2013

In this edition of Fishko Files, WNYC's Sara Fishko looks at the past and present of film criticism, and its variable impact over a couple of generations. To hear some current film critics, visit the 92nd Street Y tonight for the “Pre-Oscar Film Critics Roundtable,” featuring film critics discussing their craft on stage.

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Three Jazz Works

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Some of the major struggles and victories of the Civil Rights movement in the 1960s coincided with a most active period for jazz music.  In honor of Martin Luther King Jr's Birthday, WNYC’s Sara Fishko looks at a few cases where the movement and the music came together.  Here’s the next Fishko Files…

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The Idea of Motion

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

A new novel by Robert Seidman has me thinking about Edward Muybridge, the Apioneering 19th century photographer obsessed with capturing movement on film

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Sibelius and Heifetz

Thursday, January 10, 2013

In 1935, Jascha Heifetz made the first recording, ever, of the Sibelius Violin Concerto. In this edition of Fishko Files, WNYC’s Sara Fishko reflects on the power of the recording –and the music.

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Ida Lupino

Thursday, January 03, 2013

In the late 1940s Ida Lupino, the British born, actress-director, was a “hyphenate” before the term was even invented. WNYC’S Sara Fishko looks at the work of this Hollywood dynamo in this edition of Fishko Files…

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Culture Shock 1913 - PODCAST - Ethan Iverson

Friday, December 28, 2012

Ethan Iverson and his band The Bad Plus re-interpreted Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring nearly 100 years after its premiere.  We talked to Iverson about the piece for our special program "Culture Shock 1913," and our conversation turned into its own podcast!

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Symphonies that Swing

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Since jazz began, composers have had the impulse to “jazz up” the more traditional symphony orchestra. Has it been a happy partnership between the two styles? Here is the next Fishko Files…

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The Defenders

Thursday, December 20, 2012

With network television shows in their mid-season breaks, WNYC’s Sara Fishko looks back to a  New Frontier-era television series that dared to confront topics that no other series would touch at that time. Here is the next Fishko Files…

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Peter and the Wolf

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Sergei Prokofiev’s “Peter and the Wolf” will be presented several times this weekend in New York. As WNYC’s Sara Fishko tells us, there’s drama in the background of this ever-popular children’s classic.  Here is the next Fishko Files…

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An Hour with Dave Brubeck

Sunday, December 09, 2012

"An Hour with Dave Brubeck" is another in Sara Fishko's series of conversations with musical figures. The interview for the program was taped in Brubeck's studio in Connecticut, in 2004. In the program, Brubeck discusses his childhood, musical influences (from jazz pianist Art Tatum to classical composer Darius Milhaud) and development. Music featured includes a very early recording of Brubeck "imitating" Tatum, Teddy Wilson and other pianists he admired; as well as some of the iconic live and studio recordings from his later days.

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Culture Shock 1913

Wednesday, December 05, 2012

What a year was 1913! In an exhibition in a New York Armory, Cubism and abstraction were revealed to the American public for the first time. In Vienna, audience members at a concert of atonal music by Schoenberg and others broke out into a near-riot. And in Paris, Stravinsky and Nijinsky’s new ballet The Rite of Spring burst on stage with famously inflammatory results.

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Post-War Painters

Thursday, November 22, 2012

From fistfights in bars…to inspiration in cold water flats…the post WWII art scene in New York is legendary.  In this edition of Fishko Files, WNYC’s Sara Fishko hears tales from postwar painters who were in downtown Manhattan just as Abstract Expressionism was taking hold. (Produced in 2010)

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Trouble in Tahiti

Thursday, November 15, 2012

This year marks 60 years since the premiere of Leonard Bernstein’s shrewd, short work, Trouble in Tahiti. In this Fishko Files WNYC’s Sara Fishko considers Bernstein’s atypical opera. (Produced in 2010)

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Sara Fishko on Culture Shock 1913

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

WNYC’s Sara Fishko talks about her show Culture Shock 1913, about the year 1913 and modernism in all the arts. It centers on three big scandals of that year–the Armory Show in NY, the Rite of Spring in Paris, and the Skandalkonzert (Schoenberg) in Vienna, but also examines the unsettling atmosphere of the first 14 years of the 20th century. There’s also a live event in the Greene Space November 15. Culture Shock premieres on WNYC December 6 at 8 pm.

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Body and Soul

Thursday, November 08, 2012

In honor of an upcoming Central Park Festival featuring jazz standards (this Saturday, “The Jazz and Colors Festival”), WNYC’s Sara Fishko looks back to one popular tune that became a popular jazz standard – Body and Soul.

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Mario Lanza

Thursday, November 01, 2012

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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Isle of the Dead

Thursday, October 25, 2012

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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Montgomery Clift

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Wednesday would’ve been actor Montgomery Clift’s 92nd birthday. But the handsome, troubled star died young, at the age of 45. WNYC’s Sara Fishko looks at Clift’s short and complicated life in this edition of Fishko Files… (Produced in 2010).

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Last Tango

Thursday, October 11, 2012

As the New York Film Festival draws to a close this weekend, WNYC’s Sara Fishko recalls one inflammatory Festival film of 1972, starring Marlon Brando, that was proclaimed a game-changer for movies.  Was it?  Here is the next Fishko Files…

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