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Michael Rabin Biography

Friday, July 22, 2005

A new book sheds light on some of the mysteries that have surrounded the life and death of a celebrated violin prodigy born in the 1930’s. Sara Fishko has more in this edition of the Fishko Files...

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Keith Jarrett in Japan

Friday, May 06, 2005

Keith Jarrett’s new CD, "Radiance," hit record stores on Tuesday – it’s his first solo concert recording since the middle of the 90’s, when illness got in his way. Jarrett talked with Sara Fishko about his process this time around...for this edition of the Fishko Files.

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Evans' Archive

Friday, April 29, 2005

Classical music is a field as star-studded as any; but there are still plenty of hidden treasures, buried in anonymity, waiting to be unearthed. In this edition of the Fishko Files, Sara Fishko tells a tale of the belated discovery of a major player, Irén Marik.

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Sviatoslav Richter

Friday, March 25, 2005

The Russian pianist Sviatoslav Richter was one of the greatest performers of the 20th century. He would have been 90 this week, and 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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Concertmaster

Thursday, January 13, 2005

The New York Philharmonic is playing special concerts next week to honor its first violinist, Glenn Dicterow. He has been sitting in that first chair for longer than anyone in the orchestra's long history. As Sara Fishko tells us in this edition of the Fishko Files, his job requires a ...

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Concert Halls

Friday, November 12, 2004

You can listen to music in your car...or your kitchen...or in one of the great concert halls of the world. WHERE you listen, as Sara Fishko tells us, can have as much impact as WHAT you listen to. What does a building have to do with a piece of music? ...

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Orchestra

Friday, April 23, 2004

Music has its mysteries: when you go to hear an 80-plus piece orchestra play a big symphonic work, it is a great sound, but it is not always apparent what is inside the sound. For this edition of the Fishko Files, Sara Fishko went inside the New York Philharmonic...to find ...

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The Conductor's Art

Friday, April 09, 2004

"Keeping Time: Conductors on Film," a film series at the Walter Reade Theatre at Lincoln Center, examines the conductor's art. As Sara Fishko tells us in this edition of the Fishko Files, it is not the easiest art to examine!

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Bernstein’s Debut

Friday, November 28, 2003

In November of 1943, a brilliant young American conductor stepped onto the podium, and made history. As Sara Fishko tells us, he made his way to stardom in a style worthy of a far-fetched Hollywood scenario. Here is the next "Fishko Files"...

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Visual Music

Friday, November 21, 2003

The classical concert season is in full swing, and, as Sara Fishko tells us, music is not the only thing on stage. Here is the next Fishko Files... Click here to see John Corigliano’s photo "Circa 1909," used in the Elements Quartet's "Snapshots" concert.

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Disney Hall

Friday, October 31, 2003

A much-heralded new building has opened it’s doors in Southern California; Sara Fishko heard music there recently, and has returned to tell us more in this edition of the Fishko Files...

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Horowitz 100

Friday, October 03, 2003

This week the music world, and others, have been celebrating the 100th anniversary of the birth of Vladimir Horowitz. Sara Fishko has some thoughts about the pianistic giants of another age...in this edition of the Fishko Files.

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Silence

Friday, August 22, 2003

It’s August, and a lot of things are on hold, which has Sara Fishko pondering the spaces between the notes. Here is the next Fishko Files....

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Bach Chaconne

Tuesday, May 20, 2003

Some pieces of music, Sara Fishko tells us, never die, even under the stress and strain of time, multiple uses and variations. One such favorite is the subject of today's Fishko Files....

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Ferruccio Busoni

Monday, January 20, 2003

A new CD and concert series highlight the work of a fascinating musical figure. As Sara Fishko tells us, he was a composer - and much more. Here is the next Fishko Files...

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Charles Rosen

Friday, October 25, 2002

There's a pianist and thinker in our midst; as Sara Fishko tells us, he deserves to be taken seriously not only because of his wisdom and his experience, but because of his musical lineage. Here's the next Fishko Files...

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Angela Hewitt

Friday, September 27, 2002

As we celebrate the 70th birthday of pianist Glenn Gould, this week, the subject of Bach comes up...and the subject of what today's pianists may have taken from Gould, and what they may have left behind. Sara Fishko looks at a contemporary pianist, in this edition of the Fishko Files...

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20 Years After Glenn Gould

Wednesday, September 25, 2002

In an hour-long special, Sara Fishko examines Bach as it is played on the modern piano, especially as it has-or has not--been influenced by Gould's style. Distinguished pianists Murray Perahia, Vladimir Feltsman, Angela Hewitt, Edward Aldwell, Maria Tipo and Sergei Schepkin are among the participants. “20 years After Glenn Gould” ...

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Arnold Schoenberg

Friday, July 26, 2002

There are several events around the music of one composer this summer, which are inspiring another listen from people who might not have given his music much thought, lately, including Sara Fishko. Here is the next Fishko Files...

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Segovia

Friday, June 14, 2002

This week a new 4-CD set has arrived. As Sara Fishko tells us, its devoted to performances by one of music's great trail-blazers, Andres Segovia (Suh-GO-vee-uh). Here's more on this edition of the Fishko Files...Just out this week, The Segovia Collection is on the Deutsche Grammophon label. Eliot Fisk will ...

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