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Artie Shaw

WNYC's Sara Fishko tells us how bandleader Artie Shaw is worth remembering for more than just his music...

Unison: Synch and Synergy

Thursday, April 23, 2015

As WNYC’s Sara Fishko tells us, there’s a particular synergy that comes from many people doing the same thing.
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Sibelius and Heifetz

Thursday, April 16, 2015

In 1935, Jascha Heifetz made the first recording, ever, of the Sibelius Violin Concerto.
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Piels Campaign

Thursday, April 02, 2015

WNYC’s Sara Fishko has a story to tell about Madison Avenue –- and how one ad campaign in the 1950s conquered the Northeast Region
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Robin Hood

Thursday, March 26, 2015

WNYC’s Sara Fishko takes us back to one memorable version of Robin Hood that contains some peculiar twists of history and mystery
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Celebrating a Pianist's Birth Centennial

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Friday marks 100 years since the birth of Sviatoslav Richter. As WNYC’s Sara Fishko tells us, this Russian pianist masterfully broke the mold. Here is this Fishko Files.
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Ken Russell

Thursday, March 12, 2015

WNYC’s Sara Fishko speaks to British film director Ken Russell, who died in 2011, about his movie-run through music history... 
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Andy Warhol

Thursday, March 05, 2015

Andy Warhol’s image is rarely out of the public eye.
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Ida Lupino

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Sara Fishko can't stop thinking about a certain Ida Lupino film...in this edition of the Fishko Files
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Symphonies that Swing

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Since jazz began, composers have had the impulse to “jazz up” the more traditional symphony orchestra. Has it been a happy partnership between the two styles? 
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The Defenders

Thursday, February 12, 2015

WNYC’s Sara Fishko looks back more than 50 years at an expertly written television series called The Defenders. 
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Post-War Painters

Thursday, February 05, 2015

In this edition of Fishko Files, WNYC’s Sara Fishko hears tales from postwar painters.
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Trouble in Tahiti

Thursday, January 29, 2015

In this Fishko Files WNYC’s Sara Fishko considers Leonard Bernstein’s atypical opera, Trouble in Tahiti. (Produced in 2010)
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Mario Lanza

Thursday, January 22, 2015

As WNYC's Sara Fishko tells us, Italian tenor Mario Lanza’s short career hit notes both very high – and very low. Here is the next Fishko Files…
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Zhivago Translation

Thursday, January 15, 2015

The art of translation has a lot to do with give and take --between two languages, and in this case, two translators.  Here is the next Fishko Files...
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Montgomery Clift

Thursday, January 08, 2015

WNYC’s Sara Fishko looks at Montgomery Clift’s short and complicated life in this edition of Fishko Files… 
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Jazz Masters

Thursday, January 01, 2015

Each year the National Endowment for the Arts awards distinguished jazz musicians with the Jazz Master Award. 
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Cab Calloway

Thursday, December 25, 2014

This notable date, December 25th, is also the birthday of the exuberant entertainer Cab Calloway of Hi-De-Ho fame. 
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Edith Head

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Movie legend Edith Head was, for decades, Hollywood’s most visible costume designer-- with nearly 1000 films to her credit as well as more Oscars than any other female. 
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James M. Cain

Thursday, December 11, 2014

A series starting tomorrow at Film Forum will show movies based on the work of four pulp novelists.  One of the four is James M. Cain. Sara Fishko considers Cain's sound and style.
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Man with a Movie Camera

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Many Russian films of the silent and early sound era have been classics of film history. But the films of Dziga Vertov have dropped in and out of public awareness. WNYC's Sara Fishko has this archival edition of Fishko Files...

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