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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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Bach Chaconne

Thursday, October 04, 2012

Tonight, a concert in Manhattan examines ‘The Art and Ecstasy of the Chaconne.’ – a musical form that has been around for many centuries. As WNYC’s Sara Fishko tells us, J.S. Bach tackled this popular and hypnotic musical structure-- and the result made history. Here is the next Fishko Files…

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Edith Head

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Movie legend Edith Head was, for decades, Hollywood’s most visible costume designer-- with nearly 1000 films to her credit as well as more Oscars than any other female. WNYC’s Sara Fishko looks at the career of this tiny woman with the big legacy. (Produced in February 2011).

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Glenn Gould

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Very few musicians have had careers as distinctive as that of the pianist Glenn Gould, whose relatively short life ended 30 years ago. Gould would have turned 80 this month, and as WNYC’s Sara Fishko tells us, he’s still a compelling figure for fellow-pianists.  Here is the next Fishko Files.

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See For Yourself

Monday, September 10, 2012

Tourists and New Yorkers are flocking to the 9/11 Memorial at Ground Zero, a year after its opening.  WNYC’s Sara Fishko considers what a personal, “non-virtual” visit to the site may mean…in this edition of Fishko Files…

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James M. Cain

Thursday, September 06, 2012

A newly discovered novel by crime writer James M. Cain, entitled “The Cocktail Waitress,” is finally being published this month --35 years after the author’s death. WNYC’s Sara Fishko offers a glimpse of Cain’s life and work – in this edition of Fishko Files.

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Anton Arensky

Thursday, August 30, 2012

WNYC’s Sara Fishko considers the over-the-top life and under-the-radar music of the Russian composer Anton Arensky (from March 2011).

 

WNYC Production Credits...

Executive Producer: Sara Fishko
Assistant Producer: Laura Mayer
Mix Engineer: Wayne Shulmister
Managing Editor, WNYC News: Karen Frillmann

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Composers Who Perform

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Composer Claude Debussy’s 150th birth anniversary is next week. He was one of many composers of the past who made early piano rolls and recordings -- and they have WNYC’s Sara Fishko pondering the nature of interpretation, in this edition of Fishko Files

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Mozart in Motion

Thursday, August 09, 2012

With the Mostly Mozart Festival in full-swing, WNYC’s Sara Fishko talks to music-thinkers who help her get “inside” Mozart’s music –in this edition of Fishko Files (originally produced in 2006).

 

 

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