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.
Thursday, December 26, 2013
As the year comes to a close, WNYC’s Sara Fishko considers the letter –in this edition of Fishko Files…
Thursday, December 19, 2013
WNYC's Sara Fishko considers the long career of iconic conductor Arturo Toscanini in this Fishko Files (from 2007).
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.
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.
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).
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…
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…
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.
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.
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.
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…
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.
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.
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.
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…
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…
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.
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.”