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.”
Thursday, August 22, 2013
Actor Charles Boyer had a continental flavor that went over big in the U.S. WNYC’s Sara Fishko asks why in this edition of Fishko Files.
Thursday, August 15, 2013
There's much more to film composer Lalo Schifrin, says WNYC's Sara Fishko, than "the theme from Mission Impossible." Here are Fishko and Schifrin to prove it, in this edition of Fishko Files.
Thursday, August 08, 2013
Dave Brubeck was all about “time,” the more off-kilter, the better he liked it, says WNYC’s Sara Fishko. In his honor, Fishko Files’ “Five Four Time."
Thursday, August 01, 2013
Today, the hundredth birth-anniversary of composer Jerome Moross, kicks off a whole year of special programs, performances and appreciations around the country devoted to his life and music. WNYC’s Sara Fishko adds her voice – in this edition of Fishko Files.
Thursday, July 25, 2013
A new book features collected reviews by film critic Peter Rainer, movie-mad since childhood and still seeing hundreds of films per year. WNYC’s Sara Fishko sat down with Rainer for this edition of Fishko Files…
Thursday, July 18, 2013
75 years ago, as WNYC’s Sara Fishko tells us, America’s number one popular song was “My Reverie,” performed by the singer Bea Wain, who is the subject of this edition of Fishko Files.
Thursday, July 11, 2013
Film composer Leonard Rosenman died five years ago, at age 83. He won Oscars for his adaptations of existing music for movies such as Barry Lyndon and Bound for Glory, but it was Rosenman’s original scores, says WNYC’s Sara Fishko, that are remembered for their arresting modernism. Here is the next Fishko Files.
Thursday, July 04, 2013
If you happen to see a parade this Independence Day weekend, you might be spending some time watching large numbers of people, walking in step. As WNYC’s Sara Fishko tells us, there’s a particular synergy that comes from many people doing the same thing.
Thursday, June 27, 2013
The new “Woody Guthrie Center” in Tulsa, Oklahoma opened this spring. It’s roots, as WNYC’s Sara Fishko tells us, were in a family archive run by Woody’s daughter, Nora, who welcomed us in for a journey through Guthrie history. Here is the next Fishko Files.
Thursday, June 20, 2013
The 1950's was a time of great tension, both around the world and on the streets of New York. On Broadway, a new musical attempted to capture that tension on stage. WNYC's Sara Fishko reports on how the emotion and politics of the times infected the cast, and the show's creators. Here's the next Fishko files... (produced in 2001)
Thursday, June 13, 2013
In this Fishko Files episode, insights into photographing jazz musicians from two late, great jazz photographers, Herman Leonard and Roy DeCarava, both interviewed by WNYC’s Sara Fishko toward the end of their lives.
Thursday, June 06, 2013
Next week it will be 60 years since Julius and Ethel Rosenberg were convicted of conspiracy to commit espionage and put to death. This piece from WNYC's Sara Fishko first aired 10 years ago as new information and attitudes about the notorious case were emerging.
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.