Fishko Files : December 2012
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!
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…
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…
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…
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.
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.