Sunday, February 24, 2013
The Motion Picture Academy has recently created an official “Costume Designer’s Branch” of the organization, for the first time. That seems a good reason to hear more about legendary Costume Designer Edith Head, whom WNYC’s Sara Fishko tells us is still the most Oscar-nominated, Academy Award-winning woman in Oscar history.
Wednesday, December 05, 2012
What a year was 1913! In an exhibition in a New York Armory, Cubism and abstraction were revealed to the American public for the first time. In Vienna, audience members at a concert of atonal music by Schoenberg and others broke out into a near-riot. And in Paris, Stravinsky and Nijinsky’s new ballet The Rite of Spring burst on stage with famously inflammatory results.
Friday, November 30, 2012
WNYC’s Sara Fishko marks 100 years since 1913, a landmark year in global culture, through three “shocking” Modernist events: The exhibition of modern art in New York’s Lexington Avenue Armory; the concert of atonal music in Vienna that sparked a near-riot; and Stravinsky and Nijinsky’s Rite of Spring premiere in Paris that sparked another near-riot! Culture Shock 1913 looks at the years of change and uncertainty in the early 20th century that led artists, writers, musicians and thinkers to find dramatic new forms of expression.
Explore more about Culture Shock 1913 and to listen to the whole show here.
Thursday, November 15, 2012
As 2013 approaches, join us for a look back at the landmark cultural year of 1913 – when shock was the norm. See the images and hear the sounds of Modernism in this sneak preview of a new radio special produced and hosted by WNYC’s Sara Fishko.
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
“1913 is the moment where Modernism really comes into the open. This is where it all bubbles to the surface, and the great public adventure of 20th century music and art really begins.” – Alex Ross, New Yorker music critic
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Friday, July 02, 2010
On this 4th of July weekend coming up, thoughts, as usual, will turn to picnics and patriotism. With Americana in the air, one particular patriotic song caught the interest of WNYC’s Sara Fishko as it has wended its way through history. In this edition of The Fishko Files, a story about music, politics and the U.S.A.
Saturday, April 02, 2005
Sviatoslav Richter, considered one of the greatest pianists of the 20th Century, would have celebrated his 90th birthday last month. In a field full of eccentrics, Richter was still regarded as particularly unpredictable and moody — and one of the most enthralling performers who has set foot on a stage. ...