Fishko Files Film Music
Friday, March 16, 2012
A new staging of the play Death of a Salesman opened last night on Broadway, with incidental music by Alex North. The score goes back 63 years to the play’s original production. In today’s Fishko Files, WNYC’s Sara Fishko has this appreciation of North’s musical gifts…
Friday, January 14, 2011
Originally aired on the occasion of the 2007 Academy Awards, this edition of the Fishko recognizes celebrated film composer Ennio Morricone, who received a special Oscar that year. Many of the composer's early scores for westerns used whistling to great effect. And as WNYC's Sara Fishko tells us, the world of 'instrumental whistling' has it's own story.
Friday, October 31, 2008
Today, October 31, when thoughts of spine-tingling horror and suspense are the order of the day, WNYC’s Sara Fishko is thinking about music. Here is the next Fishko Files...
Roman Polanski’s film Rosemary’s Baby opens today for a one-week run at Film Forum. For links and information, visit our ...
Friday, August 15, 2008
Film composer Leonard Rosenman died this past spring 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 ...
Friday, April 14, 2006
In May it will be twenty-five years since Hugo Friedhofer died. He was one of America’s most interesting composers, and his death was roundly ignored. Sara Fishko thinks its about time somebody remembered the life and work of the Academy Award- winning movie composer. So...here is the next Fishko Files.