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Whistling

Thursday, January 09, 2014

This month, Ennio Morricone will receive The Recording Academy's Trustees Award. In his honor, this Fishko Files episode inspired by his iconic film scores.

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Henry Butler

Thursday, January 02, 2014

WNYC's Sara Fishko traveled to New Orleans to interview pianist Henry Butler in 2005.  Since then Butler has moved to Brooklyn, and his spectacular piano-playing will be featured this week at the Jazz Standard in Manhattan.   Here's a taste of Butler for this Fishko Files podcast.

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The Enduring Power of the Letter

Thursday, December 26, 2013

As the year comes to a close, WNYC’s Sara Fishko considers the letter –in this edition of Fishko Files…

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Toscanini

Thursday, December 19, 2013

WNYC's Sara Fishko considers the long career of iconic conductor Arturo Toscanini in this Fishko Files (from 2007).

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The Critic

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Critic Harris Goldsmith has known classical music from both sides –as gifted performer and insightful listener. His unusual musical life is the subject of this Fishko Files.

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Stanwyck & Co.

Thursday, December 05, 2013

It's a Barbara Stanwyck moment, with a new book just out and a retrospective of her films beginning tomorrow. As WNYC’s Sara Fishko tells us in this Fishko Files, Stanwyck was part of a generation of women who really knew how to deliver a line.

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The Mystique of the Horn Player

Thursday, November 28, 2013

This fall photographer/filmmaker Bruce Weber has been celebrating 25 years since the original release of his popular film “Let’s Get Lost.”  That film, says WNYC’s Sara Fishko, is one of many efforts to capture the “mystique” of horn players –both real and imagined (first aired in 2007).

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JFK and TV's Trial by Fire

Thursday, November 21, 2013

The aftermath of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy played out over 4 days, 50 years ago, on television.  As WNYC’s Sara Fishko tells us, the national tragedy was a trial by fire for a young medium.  Here is this Fishko Files…

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Bernstein's Debut

Thursday, November 14, 2013

On this very day in November of 1943, Leonard Bernstein made a historic debut that played out like a hokey melodrama. WNYC’s Sara Fishko has more in this edition of Fishko Files…

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Remembering World War II

Thursday, November 07, 2013

World War II is still alive in popular culture. Its stories are told in each generation in films, documentaries, and books. In this archival episode, Sara Fishko considers our endless fascination with the most documented event in history.

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Lenny's Letters

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Earlier this week, selections from the letters of Leonard Bernstein were released in book form for the first time. As WNYC’s Sara Fishko tells us in this edition of Fishko files, the letters are pure Lenny.

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Segovia

Thursday, October 24, 2013

This Saturday night, assembled former students and protégés of the late, great Andres Segovia will gather for a tribute to the master. As WNYC’s Sara Fishko tells us in this edition of Fishko Files, Segovia was a major force in the artistic life of the guitar.

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Ned Rorem

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Composer Ned Rorem is being celebrated this fall as his 90th birthday approaches. WNYC’s Sara Fishko marks the occasion in this edition of Fishko Files…

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Moran on Monk

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Jazz great Thelonious Monk was born on this day in 1917.  WNYC’s Sara Fishko talked to pianist Jason Moran about the powerful presence of Monk, long after his death in 1982–for this edition of Fishko Files.

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War and Peace

Thursday, October 03, 2013

For this edition of Fishko Files, WNYC’s Sara Fishko sat down with a husband-and-wife team of star-translators to talk (as quickly as possible) about a very, very long book –War and Peace.

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Lives Into Art

Thursday, September 26, 2013

The film “I’m Not There” (2007) boldly cast six actors in the part of one person (Bob Dylan).  When it was released, Sara Fishko had these thoughts about the interesting and very variable ways life-stories can be told. 

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Howard Hawks and Scarface

Thursday, September 19, 2013

A complete retrospective of films directed by Howard Hawks is in progress at the Museum of the Moving Image, and as WNYC’s Sara Fishko tells us, from “Gentlemen Prefer Blondes” to “Scarface,” Hawks gave it to you straight. Here is the next Fishko Files…

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Mario Lanza

Thursday, September 12, 2013

A new CD release and a special evening of films salute Italian tenor Mario Lanza. As WNYC's Sara Fishko tells us, Lanza’s short career hit notes both very high – and very low. Here is the next Fishko Files…

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Cliburn Takes Moscow

Thursday, September 05, 2013

This year has seen the death of American pianist Van Cliburn, whose memory is inextricably bound to one phenomenal Cold War moment. WNYC’s Sara Fishko has the story of how Cliburn took Moscow, in this edition of Fishko Files.

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Jazz Soundtrack

Thursday, August 29, 2013

The jazz influence can still be heard in film scores. It started during one Midcentury moment, as WNYC’s Sara Fishko tells us, when bongos, saxophones and jazz rhythms made film music a lot less “invisible.”

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