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The Theremin

Friday, May 24, 2002

More than 80 years ago, the music world was changed by a remarkable musical instrument that still seems new. Sara Fishko tells us about an electronic marvel that has its own sound, and its own bizarre story. Here's the next Fishko Files... A theremin exhibition is running now through the ...

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Ned Rorem

Friday, May 10, 2002

“There’s only two aesthetics in the whole universe. Everything is either French or German.” Composer and author Ned Rorem explains himself to Sara Fishko in an hour long conversation with music.

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Classical Music Editing

Friday, April 12, 2002

Last time you bought a classical recording, maybe you wondered where the edits were. Sara Fishko looks at the reality and the illusion of the classical CD, in this edition of the Fishko Files.

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Carlos' Elegy

Friday, March 08, 2002

At Hunter High School in New York, music is never very far away...and lately as Sara Fishko tells us, music has mixed with memories of the harrowing events of six months ago. Here is the next Fishko Files...

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Left Hands

Friday, February 01, 2002

Musicians, like sports figures, have to contend with issues of fitness and injury. Sara Fishko looks at one pianist who has more than adapted to a new way of playing... here's the next Fishko Files...

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Golden Age

Friday, November 30, 2001

Its no secret that the classical music world wants to reach new audiences, with CD's, films about music, and crossover albums. But Sara Fishko finds people looking, at the moment, in an unexpected direction.

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Cultural Glue

Friday, October 26, 2001

Right now, we are all looking for common cultural threads that will help us move forward. As Sara Fishko tells us, we might be inspired by one spirit of a past time...here's the next Fishko Files....

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American Music

Friday, October 12, 2001

In our tense times one thing that can make a difference to people is music. As Sara Fishko tells us, from Kmart to Carnegie Hall, you don't have to look very far to find it. Here's the next Fishko File.

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Pollini

Friday, March 16, 2001

Every musician is different; some love to play music that everyone knows, and others love to explore new musical horizons. Sara Fishko spoke to one pianist, recently, who has somehow managed to do both; and who's tried to open people's ears in the process....

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Liszt

Friday, February 02, 2001

A great composer/pianist who was one of the Romantic icons of the 19th century is being honored in New York this month. He's remembered for his music, of course, but also, as Sara Fishko tells us, for some remarkable creations which remain in use to this very day...

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Orpheus

Friday, January 19, 2001

As the New York Philharmonic searches for a new permanent conductor, there's still an orchestra out there that plays without a conductor altogether.

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An Hour With Murray Perahia, A Conversation With Music

Monday, December 25, 2000

In this hour long conversation with many musical excerpts, Sara Fishko talks with Murray Perahia about his craft and career, shortly after his return to performance after a long hiatus due to injury. More info at Murray Perahia's website.

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Antheil

Friday, December 01, 2000

The year 2000 has been a big one for American musical centennials: Aaron Copland...Louis Armstrong...but there's still time to squeeze in one more musical American who, as Sara Fishko tells us, went quite another way. Here's the next Fishko Files...

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Perahia and Bach

Friday, October 20, 2000

One of our leading classical pianists has found a new musical interest; and it happened, Sara Fishko tells us, quite by accident. Literally. Here's the next Fishko Files...

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Remembering Bernstein

Friday, October 13, 2000

Leonard Bernstein died 10 years ago. To the music world, and the world in general, he was a great, multi-talented figure. But here in New York, he was our conductor. Five NY philharmonic players have strong memories....

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Moonlight Sonata

Friday, July 14, 2000

There's another new recording of an old piece of classical music. But its a piece, Sara Fishko tells us, that brings out the 'personality' in a multitude of performers.

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Practice

Friday, June 16, 2000

Nearly everyone has either practiced a musical instrument, or lived next door to someone practicing. Sara Fishko visited practice rooms from upper Manhattan to Fort Worth, Texas, to ask the question, 'How do you practice?' Here's the next Fishko Files.

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Miklos Rozsa: Cross Composer

Friday, April 21, 2000

Miklos Rozsa was one of Hollywood's most celebrated composers. His work on film noir classics in the 40's and epic films in the 50's was, and still is, well known. But it turns out Rozsa had another composing life.

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Play-Along

Friday, January 28, 2000

Being a musician, even a good amateur musician, requires hours of practice alone with one's instrument. But many players prefer company, and still rely on a system that's now half-a-century old.

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The End

Friday, December 31, 1999

As the new year, decade, century and millennium approach, it is only natural to be looking ahead. But moving forward is a lot easier, as Sara Fishko tells us, if you're really finished. Here's the next Fishko Files.

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