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From the Archives: Mozart in Motion (Originally aired January 27, 2006)

Friday, January 15, 2010

When this piece was first produced in 2006, people all over the world were celebrating the music of Mozart in honor of the 250th anniversary of his birth. In an effort to get ‘inside’ the music a little, WNYC’s Sara Fishko spent time talking to music-thinkers who’ve done a lot ...

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From the Archives: Nichols and May (Originally aired Friday, March 17, 2006)

Friday, January 01, 2010

Any time Mike Nichols and Elaine May occupy the same stage at the same time, it has to be seen as a cultural event. Back in March 2006, WNYC’s Sara Fishko was there when Nichols and May talked things over in front of an audience. In this archival edition of ...

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From the Archives: Chayefsky (Originally aired Friday, October 20, 2006)

Friday, November 06, 2009

Film is a visual medium, but the words that inspire the pictures are critical. The screenwriter Paddy Chayefsky died 28 years ago, but people still remember his films, vividly; and what they tend to remember...are the words.

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From the Archives: William Bolcom (Originally aired November 17, 2006)

Friday, October 16, 2009

American Composer William Bolcom's compositions are widely performed and recorded; he's written music of every type, comfortably mixing styles and genres. As WNYC's Sara Fishko tells us, Bolcom was, and is, a careful, passionate music-listener as well, and what he listens to tells us a lot about the history of ...

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From the Archives: Heart and Soul (Originally Aired: 11/22/06)

Friday, October 09, 2009

There are plenty of memorable melodies beloved by singers, but there’s one song that has a special place in the hearts all piano players. Why? Sara Fishko meditates on the mysterious of a popular tune.

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From the Archives: Etudes (Originally Aired 12/8/2006)

Friday, October 02, 2009

Listening to a musician working on technique might not be your idea of fun; but as WNYC’s Sara Fishko tells us, there is music that can make that sort of thing a real experience – for the player and the audience.

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Toscanini (Originally Aired: 3/16/07)

Friday, August 28, 2009

Arturo Toscanini's 68 year career inspired equal amounts of idolatry and criticism; and it also spanned several generations. In this episode of the Fishko Files, Sara Fishko wades through decades of facts and opinions to try to make sense of the Toscanini phenomenon.

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From the Archives: The Critic (Originally Aired: 3/30/07)

Friday, August 21, 2009

It’s been said that critics become critics because they’re unfit to be anything else. As Sara Fishko tells us, that’s not necessarily the case. This edition of the Fishko Files looks at critic and pianist Harris Goldsmith’s double life.

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From the Archives: Bea Wain (Originally Aired: 4/13/2007)

Friday, August 14, 2009

This episode of The Fishko Files aired for singer Bea Wain's 90th birthday. As Sara Fishko tells us, Wain’s voice took her far...and introduced her to other voices she remembers well...

Listen to Sing Sing Sing, performed by the V-8 Vocal Ensemble, with Bea Wain ...

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From The Archives: Romeo and Juliet (Originally Aired 4/27/2007)

Friday, August 07, 2009

Prokofiev’s score for the ballet Romeo and Juliet is much loved, both on the ballet stage and in the concert hall. In this edition of The Fishko Files, Sara Fishko considers how a great English play inspired a great Russian Score.

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From the Archives: Rostropovich (Originally Aired: 05/11/2007)

Friday, July 24, 2009

Mstislav Rostropovich was a rare combination: powerful conductor; courageous dissident; musical activist; but first he was a cellist. Shortly after his death in April 2007, Sara Fishko spoke to cellists about his influence.

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From the Archives: "Tap" (Originally Aired 2/11/05)

Friday, February 13, 2009

In the old days, there was one thing every entertainer HAD to know how to do. As Sara Fishko tells us, percussive dancing, or tap, has a special place in showbiz history. Here is an encore edition of The Fishko Files...

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From the Archives: "Henry Butler" (Originally Aired 3/18/05)

Friday, January 30, 2009

Friday, May 19, 2006 Previous Episode | Next Episode Henry Butler is sometimes called "The Pride of New Orleans." His spectacular piano playing drew Sara Fishko to his home town, where she talked with him about his singular style (the conversation took place the year before Hurricane Katrina forced Butler ...

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From the Archives: "Sviatoslav Richter" (Originally Aired 3/25/05)

Friday, January 23, 2009

The Russian pianist Sviatoslav Richter was one of the greatest performers of the 20th century. In this edition of The Fishko Files, Sara Fishko looks at this fiery phenomenon, and his effect on a generation of music-lovers...

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From the Archives: Moran on Monk (Originally Aired 10/10/07)

Friday, October 10, 2008

Today marks the anniversary of the birth of one of the masters of American music, visionary pianist and composer Thelonious Monk. As WNYC’s Sara Fishko tells us in this edition of the Fishko Files, listening to Monk’s music can be habit forming, as well as life-changing. It certainly was for ...

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From the Archives: Recorded Live (Originally Aired 12/2/05)

Friday, September 05, 2008

Sara Fishko was asked to come up with some favorite recordings for the “Must Have” music festival at WNYC. She found herself choosing, repeatedly, certain kinds of recordings, and then wondered... "Why these?"

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From the Archives: John Levy, Jazz Master (Originally Aired 1/13/06)

Friday, August 22, 2008

In January of 2006, musician-turned-manager John Levy was recognized for his unique place in the history of jazz music with a "Jazz Masters" award from the NEA. As Sara Fishko tells us, his contribution to the field is vast.

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From the Archive: Kochel (Originally Aired 1/27/06)

Friday, August 08, 2008

We'd have a harder time appreciating Mozart without the work of the mysterious figure whose "k." precedes all 626 of Mozart's works. Sara Fishko has the story of Kochel, cataloguer of genius.

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From the Archive: Mozart in Motion (Originally Aired 1/27/06)

Friday, August 01, 2008

Two years ago, people all over the world celebrated the music of Mozart on the 250th anniversary of his birth. In an effort to get "inside" the music a little, WNYC’s Sara Fishko spent time talking to music-thinkers who’ve done a lot of Mozart-study. They came up with some of ...

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From the Archives: Pianist Sara Davis Buechner (Originally Aired 11/6/98)

Friday, June 06, 2008

Piano playing can be a grueling art, demanding sacrifice and concentration, but offering beauty and fulfillment to the listener and the artist. Ten years ago, in 1998, WNYC's Sara Fishko spoke to a musician who struggles with the complexities of the instrument - and of her own personality.

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