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New York, NY

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WNYC

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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.

Twitter:

@FishkoFiles

Language:

English

Contact:

WNYC Radio 160 Varick St. New York, NY 10013 212-433-9692


Episodes

Now Playing: Glenn Gould

9/14/2017
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We're coming up on the 85th birth anniversary of the brilliant Canadian pianist Glenn Gould (1932-1982). It was Gould's strikingly original take on the music of Bach that brought him great acclaim. In this archival piece made for Studio 360, Sara Fishko asked then-current Bach pianists about Gould's influence. (Produced in 2002) Fishko Files with Sara Fishko Assistant Producer: Olivia Briley Mix Engineer: Bill Moss Editor: Karen Frillmann

Duration: 00:04:59


Silence

9/7/2017
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In honor of the birthday of John Cage (September 5, 1912-August 12, 1992) and because we could always use a little quiet - an episode of Fishko Files on a great interest of Cage’s: silence. (Produced in 2003) Fishko Files with Sara Fishko Assistant Producer: Olivia Briley Mix Engineer: Bill Moss Editor: Karen Frillmann

Duration: 00:07:01


Guthrie Archive

8/31/2017
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Woody Sez, the Irish Repertory Theatre production now in New York through September 10, is the latest in a long line of biographical and musical treatments of the life and work of Woody Guthrie. Sara Fishko visited Nora Guthrie, his daughter, for this Fishko Files. (Produced for the Guthrie centennial in 2012) For tickets and more information, visit the Irish Repertory Theatre's website. Fishko Files with Sara Fishko Assistant Producer: Olivia Briley Mix Engineer: Paul Schneider and...

Duration: 00:07:43


Moonlight Sonata

8/24/2017
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With Monday's eclipse still resonating in our memory, here's a Fishko Files meditation on music and moonlight, with thanks to Beethoven and a dozen or so pianists. (Produced in 2000) Fishko Files with Sara Fishko Assistant Producer: Olivia Briley Mix Engineer: Wayne Shulmister Editor: Karen Frillmann

Duration: 00:08:02


Toscanini

8/17/2017
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It's the 150th birth anniversary of the conductor Arturo Toscanini this year. As WNYC's Sara Fishko tells us in this Fishko Files replay, the celebrated and demanding Maestro dominated classical music for decades. The New York Philharmonic, where Toscanini also conducted, has opened its digital archive of the Toscanini years. It can be found on their website. Fishko Files with Sara Fishko Assistant Producer: Olivia Briley Mix Engineer: Wayne Shulmister Editor: Karen Frillmann

Duration: 00:07:06


Bonnie and Clyde

8/3/2017
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It’s 50 years since the release of the movie “Bonnie and Clyde.” The film opened during the “Summer of Love,” which was also the era of the Vietnam war. As WNYC’s Sara Fishko tells us in this Fishko Files replay, the divided response to the film put its director, the late Arthur Penn, at the center of a swirl of controversy. Arthur Penn was an American director and producer of television and films including the 1967 "Bonnie and Clyde." (Produced in 2007) WNYC Production...

Duration: 00:07:33


On Broadway

7/27/2017
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It's a summer of intersections between theater and political commentary, with an upcoming Broadway show that calls itself "subversive." It has WNYC's Sara Fishko thinking about Broadway, music, and politics - in this edition of Fishko Files. Michael Moore's one-man Broadway show, "The Terms of My Surrender," starts previewing at the Belasco Theatre tomorrow. Jack Viertel is the Senior VP of Jujamcyn Theaters and Artistic Director of New York City Center Encores!. He has been involved in...

Duration: 00:07:10


Sid Caesar

7/20/2017
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This September will mark 95 years since the birth of Sid Caesar (1922-2014), undisputed master of the comedy sketch. For this archival edition of Fishko Files, Sara Fishko talked to Caesar as well as his castmate Carl Reiner about their insanely creative adventures in TV. WNYC Production Credits Executive Producer: Sara Fishko Assistant Producer: Olivia Briley Mix Engineer: Wayne Shulmister Managing Editor, WNYC News: Karen Frillmann

Duration: 00:07:06


Segovia

7/13/2017
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The guitar master Andres Segovia - who died 30 years ago this summer - practically invented the art of classical guitar. In this archival edition of Fishko Files, Segovia’s admirer and student Eliot Fisk reflects on their musical connection. (Produced in 2002) Segovia's 1952 rendition of Chopin's Prelude in A is available on YouTube. WNYC Production Credits Executive Producer: Sara Fishko Assistant Producer: Olivia Briley Mix Engineer: Wayne Shulmister Managing Editor, WNYC News:...

Duration: 00:04:14


The House I Live In

6/29/2017
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Not only is it the 4 of July, it’s 75 years since a notable patriotic song was written – with much notoriety to follow. WNYC’s Sara Fishko follows Earl Robinson’s and Lewis Allan’s “The House I Live In” on its journey from leftist statement to mainstream melody. (Produced in 2002) WNYC Production Credits Executive Producer: Sara Fishko Assistant Producer: Olivia Briley Mix Engineer: Wayne Shulmister Managing Editor, WNYC News: Karen Frillmann

Duration: 00:06:57


Penn Station

6/22/2017
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Penn Station's current problems now have a name: "Summer of Hell." But Penn has a long history of even more serious disasters, including its destruction and re-creation before there was a Landmark's Commission to protect it. WNYC's Sara Fishko speaks to keepers of the Penn Station flame in this archival edition of Fishko Files. (Produced in 2001) WNYC Production Credits Executive Producer: Sara Fishko Assistant Producer: Olivia Briley Mix Engineer: Wayne Shulmister Managing Editor,...

Duration: 00:07:18


Ida Lupino

6/8/2017
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With the opening of Wonder Woman - a bracing, blockbuster break in the glass ceiling - we take you back to the late 1940s and '50s and the career of Ida Lupino. Lupino was an actress, director, writer and producer, a "hyphenate before they invented the term," Jeanine Basinger tells WNYC’s Sara Fishko, in this episode of Fishko Files. (Produced in 2010) WNYC Production Credits Executive Producer: Sara Fishko Assistant Producer: Olivia Briley Mix Engineer: Wayne Shulmister Managing...

Duration: 00:07:19


Scat

6/1/2017
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This spring, we celebrate Ella Fitzgerald's centennial birthday [b. April 25, 1917]. As WNYC's Sara Fishko tells us, she was an undisputedly brilliant and exuberant scat singer, and she's featured, along with a few others, in this Fishko Files on the art of Scat. (Produced in 2004) WNYC Production Credits Executive Producer: Sara Fishko Assistant Producer: Olivia Briley Mix Engineer: Wayne Shulmister Managing Editor, WNYC News: Karen Frillmann

Duration: 00:07:12


New York Shakespeare

5/25/2017
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The free, open-air New York Shakespeare Festival opens for the season this week, with productions of Julius Caesar and A Midsummer Night's Dream on the agenda. In this Fishko Files, WNYC's Sara Fishko tells the story of how the determined and daring Joseph Papp started the New York Shakespeare tradition - despite formidable obstacles - many years ago. (Produced in 2005) WNYC Production Credits Executive Producer: Sara Fishko Assistant Producer: Olivia Briley Mix Engineer: Wayne...

Duration: 00:07:00


American Music

5/18/2017
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In challenging times, we look to music for clarity and consolation. This archival episode from the weeks after September 11, 2001, takes us through some musical moments - both rousing and touching. Next week, Sara Fishko follows composer Aaron Copland's journey from patriotic icon to enemy of the state in episode 4 of WNYC Studios' The United States of Anxiety: Culture Wars. Tune in to the podcast on Tuesday, May 23. WNYC Production Credits Executive Producer: Sara Fishko Assistant...

Duration: 00:07:13


Looking Back to Lincoln

5/11/2017
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Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War are part of history. But as WNYC's Sara Fishko tells us, that history came forward to provide inspiration and more through trying times in 20th century America. Thomas Doherty is a cultural historian, professor of American Studies at Brandeis University, and author of Projections of War: Hollywood, American Culture, and World War II. John Bodnar is a Distinguished and Chancellor's Professor of History at Indiana University, Bloomington. Abe Lincoln in...

Duration: 00:08:08


Bea Wain

5/4/2017
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Bea Wain was only 90 when we interviewed her in 2007. That makes her a century old this week - and we're celebrating with another look at this archival edition of Fishko Files. WNYC Production Credits Executive Producer: Sara Fishko Assistant Producer: Olivia Briley Mix Engineer: Wayne Shulmister Managing Editor, WNYC News: Karen Frillmann

Duration: 00:07:20


Indian Summer

4/27/2017
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Tonight at Carnegie Hall, a star-studded cast performs the large-scale operetta "Babes in Toyland" by Victor Herbert. But WNYC's Sara Fishko turns her attention to a much more modest creation by that composer. The story of a popular standard - in this edition of Fishko Files. Carnegie Hall celebrates 75 years of MasterVoices with tonight's revival of "Babes in Toyland," starring Kelli O'Hara, Bill Irwin, Lauren Worsham, and Christopher Fitzgerald, with artistic direction by Ted Sperling....

Duration: 00:07:12


Angels on Stage

4/20/2017
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The National Theatre in London is calling Tony Kushner’s two-part epic Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes the centerpiece of their programming this year. This archival Fishko Files looks back at the original 1991 Broadway production. (Produced in 2005) Angels in America (Part One: Millennium Approaches & Part Two: Perestroika) is at the National Theatre through Saturday, August 19. WNYC Production Credits Executive Producer: Sara Fishko Assistant Producer: Olivia...

Duration: 00:06:32


Agee on Film

4/13/2017
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In the 1940s, James Agee's film criticism took an artful look at Hollywood movies. As WNYC's Sara Fishko tells us, Agee's fascination with cinema was a lifelong love affair. (Produced in 2005) WNYC Production Credits Executive Producer: Sara Fishko Assistant Producer: Olivia Briley Mix Engineer: Wayne Shulmister Managing Editor, WNYC News: Karen Frillmann

Duration: 00:07:25

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