Thursday, May 30, 2013
With temperatures in New York soaring to 90 degrees today, we figure it is a good time for a re-hearing of a favorite Fishko Files - “Summertime.” WNYC’s Sara Fishko explores the masterful Gershwin tune, and the many ways its interpreters say “summer.”
Thursday, May 23, 2013
WNYC’s Sara Fishko has been sifting through endless recordings and recollections of Stravinksy’s The Rite of Spring. As we work our way up to its celebrated centenary on May 29th, some recommendations for listening…in this edition of Fishko Files.
Thursday, May 16, 2013
Think: grand piano, candelabra and sequined suit. As a new Liberace film premieres, WNYC’s Sara Fishko reminds us of his beginnings in this episode of Fishko Files…
Thursday, May 09, 2013
This Saturday, a special concert celebrates the late Mstislav Rostropovich. Music Director Rostropovich made his reputation in America and the world as a cellist, and WNYC’s Sara Fishko spoke to cello-players for this edition of Fishko Files…
Thursday, May 02, 2013
WNYC’s Sara Fishko explores the life and work of the pianist and singer Hazel Scott in this Fishko Files from 2009.
Thursday, April 25, 2013
WNYC’s Sara Fishko looks back to the films of 1959. From romantic comedies to sword-and-sandal spectacles, the films of that year spoke volumes about what was happening off screen (produced in 2009).
Thursday, April 18, 2013
Tomorrow in New York, another of the off-beat films of Shirley Clarke sees the light of day. WNYC’s Sara Fishko considers the trail-blazing filmmaker, in this Fishko Files report.
Thursday, April 11, 2013
April has been officially named "Jazz Appreciation Month." So in this edition, we offer Sara Fishko's exploration of "The Oxford Companion to Jazz" (from 2005).
Thursday, April 04, 2013
As the new Mad Men season begins, WNYC’s Sara Fishko looks back to some “soft sell” advertising of the 1950s. Here is a new! Improved! Fishko Files…
Sunday, March 31, 2013
If you’re reading this, you’re looking at a computer screen, a cell phone, a tablet, or some other powered-by-electricity, hooked-up to the internet, technological device. Just 50 years ago, in 1963, the internet didn’t yet exist, and broadcast news was nowhere near the 24-hour coverage of today. People largely received their news through newspapers. And, 50 years ago, New York City was just emerging from a 114 day newspaper blackout.
Thursday, March 28, 2013
A new film has WNYC's Sara Fishko thinking about so-called "movie-going." Here's a Fishko Files report.
Thursday, March 21, 2013
In jazz, says WNYC’s Sara Fishko, one thing leads to another. For vocalist Jon Hendricks, who will perform in our area next week, it was some great instrumental jazz solos that led him to make an unforgettable leap into song. Here is the next Fishko Files…
Thursday, March 14, 2013
A Clifford Odets play is coming to New York more than 60 years after its first run on Broadway. WNYC’s Sara Fishko has this Fishko Files report…
Thursday, March 07, 2013
Pianist Garrick Ohlsson has had a life-long connection with Chopin’s music. Ohlsson talks Chopin with WNYC’s Sara Fishko, in this edition of Fishko Files…
Thursday, February 28, 2013
WNYC’s Sara Fishko has been listening to some new, old recordings--which have just been unearthed. She has this Fishko Files report.
Sunday, February 24, 2013
I’m rooting for one of my favorite films of last year, “Moonrise Kingdom,” to get the best screenplay Oscar. Amazingly, that is its only nomination, despite its many outstanding attributes (a gorgeous score among them). What a shame that a deft, charming, thoroughly original, totally absorbing film is not going to be more celebrated at the big party Sunday night.
Sunday, February 24, 2013
The Motion Picture Academy has recently created an official “Costume Designer’s Branch” of the organization, for the first time. That seems a good reason to hear more about legendary Costume Designer Edith Head, whom WNYC’s Sara Fishko tells us is still the most Oscar-nominated, Academy Award-winning woman in Oscar history. Here is this Fishko Files...
Thursday, February 21, 2013
Classical concerts have their own rhythm and their own rituals. As WNYC’s Sara Fishko tells us, one of them is the encore.
Thursday, February 14, 2013
An abstract painting got WNYC’s Sara Fishko thinking as she visited the Montclair Art Museum...