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Alex North

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…

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Whistling

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.

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Scary Music

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 ...

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Leonard Rosenman

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 ...

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Hugo Friedhofer

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.

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Amram’s Old Score

Friday, August 27, 2004

David Amram has written SO much music in his years as a composer, its almost inevitable—as Sara Fishko tells us—that one of his old scores should come back to life. Nevertheless, he appears to be flabbergasted. Here is the next Fishko Files...

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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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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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