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)
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)
CULTURE SHOCK 1913, our radio special on the landmark year 1913, starts airing December 6th, with other dates to follow. Our related four-part podcast series continues today with its second installment, featuring a rare archival interview with Armory Show expert Milton Brown.
Niles Davies is the last living descendant of Arthur B. Davies, one of three artists who were largely responsible for conceiving and producing the notorious Armory Show of 1913 that introduced Cubism to America for the first time. Sara Fishko visits Niles Davies' farmhouse and gets a tour of his unique art collection scattered around his home.
“1913 is the moment where Modernism really comes into the open. This is where it all bubbles to the surface, and the great public adventure of 20th century music and art really begins.” – Alex Ross, New Yorker music critic
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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.
CULTURE SHOCK 1913, our radio special on the landmark year 1913 starts airing December 6th, with other dates to follow. Our related four-part podcast series begins today with this installment about one of the ingenious inventions of that year.
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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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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...
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).
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…
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…
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).
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.
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…
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.
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