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Chick Corea

Friday, November 05, 2004

Chick Corea, pianist, composer, improvisor, bandleader...is coming to town early next week. As Sara Fishko tells us, he’s had a career filled with variety...and he’s managed to do it without all that much forward planning involved. Here is the next Fishko Files...

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Dave Brubeck

Friday, March 19, 2004

Jazz legend Dave Brubeck is coming to New York in a few days, to revisit arrangements he and some of his college classmates made together in the 1940's. Sara Fishko found Brubeck at work, recently...and he’s the subject of this edition of the Fishko Files...

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Ziegfeld Girl

Friday, January 23, 2004

What we know about the old Ziegfeld Follies comes to us from movies and photo archives; but also from people who were there. Sara Fishko talks with one woman who was on stage at the height of those fantastic days... and who is still able to describe, in this edition ...

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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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Keith Jarrett

Friday, June 06, 2003

Pianist and composer Keith Jarrett has been incredibly prolific as a musician, but he hasn't always been eager to talk about himself. Now he's won a major prize, and he and Sara Fishko sat down recently to talk about his work and his process...here is this edition of the Fishko ...

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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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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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Hoagy Carmichael

Friday, April 26, 2002

The work of Hoagy Carmichael, the musician and movie actor born more than a hundred years ago, is in a period of rediscovery. Richard Sudhalter's book, Stardust Melody, published by Oxford University Press, is just out. And so is Bill Charlap's CD of Carmichael songs, on the Blue Note label, ...

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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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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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Oscar Peterson At 75

Friday, August 11, 2000

One of the most important jazz musicians alive is about to have a major birthday. But, as Sara Fishko tells us, that doesn't mean he's paying any attention to it...

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Discovering Michael Rabin

Friday, August 27, 1999

Discovering a new, young, gifted musician is always a thrill...even if it takes 49 years. WNYC's Sara Fishko has more with this edition of The Fishko Files.

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Danny Hoch

Friday, May 21, 1999

Solo performing is an art like no other. It brings with it the tension of being the only one on stage, as well as the luxury of total artistic control. One solo stage artist is using that control to communicate his strong ideas to audiences via a wild cast of ...

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Pianist Sara Davis Buechner

Friday, November 06, 1998

Piano playing can be a grueling art, demanding sacrifice and concentration, but offering beauty and fulfillment to the Listener and the artist. WNYC's Sara Fishko talked, recently, to a musician who is struggling with the complexities of the instrument-and of her own personality.

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