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From WNYC, New York Public Radio, join WNYC's cultural attaché Sara Fishko for her personal radio essays on music, art, culture and media.

From WNYC, New York Public Radio, join WNYC's cultural attaché Sara Fishko for her personal radio essays on music, art, culture and media.
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From WNYC, New York Public Radio, join WNYC's cultural attaché Sara Fishko for her personal radio essays on music, art, culture and media.

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@FishkoFiles

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English

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Episodes

Rachmaninoff

5/24/2018
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The Russian-born composer Sergei Rachmaninoff died in the spring of 1943, 75 years ago, in Beverly Hills. In this archival edition of Fishko Files, three concert pianists celebrate the beauty and the alarming technical difficulty of this Russian musician's compositions - as well as his own spellbinding piano playing. With Ruth Laredo, Earl Wild, and Misha Dichter. (Produced in 2001) Fishko Files with Sara Fishko Assistant Producer: Olivia Briley Mix Engineer: Wayne Shulmister Editor:...

Duration:00:07:30

Strange Fruit

5/17/2018
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At the club Café Society in 1939, Billie Holiday would regularly send a hushed chill through the crowd with her celebrated rendition of a controversial song about lynching. In honor of the recent opening of the Legacy Museum in Alabama, highlighting slavery and lynching: this archival Fishko Files - with Lena Horne and others on the historic song "Strange Fruit." (Produced in 2000) Billie Holiday - Strange Fruit (1939) Fishko Files with Sara Fishko Assistant Producer: Olivia...

Duration:00:07:48

Dick Hyman

5/10/2018
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The jazz pianist Dick Hyman is in New York for a few days. As WNYC’s Sara Fishko tells us in this Fishko Files, when Hyman sits at the keyboard, the piano’s past comes alive. Dick Hyman appears tonight at Tribeca Performing Arts Center and this Friday and Saturday at Jazz at Kitano. Fishko Files with Sara Fishko Assistant Producer: Olivia Briley Mix Engineer: Bill Moss Editor: Karen Frillmann

Duration:00:04:04

Remembering Film Editor Anne V. Coates

5/9/2018
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The acclaimed film editor Anne V. Coates died yesterday at the age of 92. Born in England in 1925, Coates began training as an editor in the late 1940s and went on to work in Hollywood with numerous renowned directors including David Lean, Steven Soderbergh and Sidney Lumet. In addition to her Oscar win for "Lawrence of Arabia" (1962), Coates received scores of BAFTA and Oscar nominations for her work on films including "Erin Brockovich," "The Elephant Man," "Becket," "Murder on the Orient...

Duration:00:03:27

Andy Warhol in New York

5/3/2018
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This weekend, the Museum of Modern Art celebrates a new book on the incomparable Andy Warhol and his film Chelsea Girls with 10 days of related screenings. In this archival Fishko Files, WNYC's Sara Fishko leads us through another Warhol book - one that traces Andy's ritual of daily walks through Manhattan. (Produced in 2011) The Chelsea Girls Exploded begins at MoMA Friday, May 4 and continues through Sunday, May 13. Andy Warhol's New York City: Four Walks, Uptown to Downtown is...

Duration:00:05:08

Arnold Schoenberg

4/26/2018
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In 1918, Arnold Schoenberg founded the Society for Private Musical Performances with the aim of making new music, excellently played, available to the then-modern audience. In this archival Fishko Files, composer and author Allen Shawn reflects on his own efforts, in his book Arnold Schoenberg's Journey, to demystify the composer himself for our own era. (Produced in 2002) Fishko Files with Sara Fishko Assistant Producer: Olivia Briley Mix Engineer: Wayne Shulmister Editor: Karen...

Duration:00:07:24

Kenneth Fearing

4/12/2018
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The movie The Big Clock was released in April of 1948, adapted from a book by the radical, Depression-era poet Kenneth Fearing. As WNYC’s Sara Fishko tells us, Fearing’s work zeroed in on advertising and media long before it was the thing to do. In honor of poetry month: this edition of Fishko Files. Jeanine Basinger is the Chair of Film Studies at Wesleyan University and the author of numerous books and articles on film. Geoffrey O'Brien is the author of Hardboiled America: Lurid...

Duration:00:07:11

Cliburn Takes Moscow

4/5/2018
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American pianist Van Cliburn (1934-2013) will forever be remembered for one phenomenal Cold War moment. Everyone knew the 23-year-old from Texas was good, but no one expected him to steal the show in Moscow 60 years ago. (Produced in 2008) Fishko Files with Sara Fishko Assistant Producer: Olivia Briley Mix Engineer: Wayne Shulmister Editor: Karen Frillmann

Duration:00:07:11

Jazz Soundtrack

3/29/2018
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60 years ago in 1958, Johnny Mandel's score for the film "I Want to Live" used jazz to play under (and sometimes over) the grim story of an execution. Mandel and others tell us more about jazz scores in movies and TV, in this archival episode of Fishko Files. (Produced in 2008) Fishko Files with Sara Fishko Assistant Producer: Olivia Briley Mix Engineer: Wayne Shulmister Editor: Karen Frillmann

Duration:00:07:21

Tell Me About It

3/22/2018
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The opening of Angels in America on Broadway this weekend will start another chapter in the play's history. And, as WNYC's Sara Fishko tells us in this Fishko Files, the history of that play is the subject of a new book, created in a good old tradition. Angels in America opens on Broadway this Sunday, March 25. The World Only Spins Forward, Robert Altman: An Oral Biography, and Edie: American Girl are available now on Amazon. Thanks to Pacifica Radio Archives for archival...

Duration:00:07:18

Alex North

3/15/2018
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With a new Arthur Miller documentary premiering on HBO next week, we turn to Alex North. North wrote, among many other things, the modest musical score for the first production of Death of a Salesman, which kicked off his composing career - and also earned him the lifelong admiration of the playwright. (Produced in 2012) Our interviewee and North's good friend, composer and teacher George Burt, died in 2015. Arthur Miller: Writer premieres Monday, March 19 on HBO. Fishko Files with Sara...

Duration:00:07:16

Leonard Rosenman

3/8/2018
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It’s been 10 years since film composer Leonard Rosenman died, at age 83. He won Oscars for his adaptations of existing music for movies such as Barry Lyndon (1975) and Bound for Glory (1976), but these days it's Rosenman’s own original scores that are remembered for their arresting modernism. George Burt – interviewee in this piece and film composer, author, and friend of Rosenman – died in 2015. (Produced in 2008) Fishko Files with Sara Fishko Assistant Producer: Olivia Briley Mix...

Duration:00:07:32

Leonard Rosenman

3/8/2018
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It’s been 10 years since film composer Leonard Rosenman died, at age 83. He won Oscars for his adaptations of existing music for movies such as Barry Lyndon (1975) and Bound for Glory (1976), but these days it's Rosenman’s own original scores that are remembered for their arresting modernism. George Burt – interviewee in this piece and film composer, author, and friend of Rosenman – died in 2015. (Produced in 2008) Fishko Files with Sara Fishko Assistant Producer: Olivia Briley Mix...

Duration:00:07:32

Award Winners

3/1/2018
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Awards nights are glamorous and tense, celebratory and possibly disappointing. But Sara Fishko talks to Oscar, Grammy, and Tony winners and asks - what's it like when you actually do get the prize? (Produced in 2001) Fishko Files with Sara Fishko Assistant Producer: Olivia Briley Mix Engineer: Wayne Shulmister Editor: Karen Frillmann

Duration:00:07:58

Two Grands

2/22/2018
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A new CD showcases the two-piano collaboration of two star soloists. WNYC's Sara Fishko has more, in this edition of Fishko Files. Stravinsky: The Rite of Spring & Other Works for Two Pianos Four Hands is available on iTunes and Amazon. On March 1, Carnegie Hall presents an evening of live two-piano performances by Daniil Trifonov and Sergei Babayan, with music by Schumann, Rachmaninoff, and others. (Zankel Hall) Fishko Files with Sara Fishko Assistant Producer: Olivia Briley Mix...

Duration:00:06:50

Portraits

2/15/2018
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As national attention is focused on the Obama portraits this week, we offer this archival Fishko Files on portraits of a less “official” variety. (Produced in 2007) Fishko Files with Sara Fishko Assistant Producer: Olivia Briley Mix Engineer: Wayne Shulmister Editor: Karen Frillmann

Duration:00:06:54

Portraits

2/15/2018
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As national attention is focused on the Obama portraits this week, we offer this archival Fishko Files on portraits of a less “official” variety. (Produced in 2007) Fishko Files with Sara Fishko Assistant Producer: Olivia Briley Mix Engineer: Wayne Shulmister Editor: Karen Frillmann

Duration:00:06:54

John Corigliano at 80

2/8/2018
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A Brooklyn concert next Friday will honor the American composer John Corigliano on his 80th birthday. To celebrate the occasion, WNYC's Sara Fishko talked to the prolific creator of classical and film music in his Manhattan studio, for this edition of Fishko Files. The Brooklyn venue National Sawdust presents John Corigliano @ 80 next Friday, February 16th. Visit National Sawdust's website for tickets and more information. Corigliano on winning the 2001 Pulitzer for his Symphony No....

Duration:00:07:21

1938 Fight

2/1/2018
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In 1938 on the eve of World War II, a boxing match played out powerfully against world events, as two men battled in the ring for an audience of millions. The fight, says Sara Fishko’s guest, writer David Margolick, represented the pride of a race and the principles of a nation - in a deeply divided America. (Produced in 2005) Fishko Files with Sara Fishko Assistant Producer: Olivia Briley Mix Engineer: Wayne Shulmister Editor: Karen Frillmann

Duration:00:07:01

Movie Movies

1/25/2018
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This week, the 2018 Oscar nominations were announced. In this archival Fishko Files, WNYC's Sara Fishko considers the many ways movies portray the sometimes treacherous world of filmmaking itself. (Produced in 2004) Fishko Files with Sara Fishko Assistant Producer: Olivia Briley Mix Engineer: Wayne Shulmister Editor: Karen Frillmann

Duration:00:07:36

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