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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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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

Chopin's 'Raindrop' Prelude

12/7/2017
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As we approach winter and 2018, WNYC's Sara Fishko looks back to the winter of 1838, when Frédéric Chopin and George Sand lived through a damp and dismal moment abroad - and lived to write about it. The richly repetitive "Raindrop Prelude," in this Fishko Files. (Produced in 2010) Fishko Files with Sara Fishko Assistant Producer: Olivia Briley Mix Engineer: Wayne Shulmister Editor: Karen Frillmann

Duration: 00:07:23


Chopin's 'Raindrop' Prelude

12/7/2017
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As we approach winter and 2018, WNYC's Sara Fishko looks back to the winter of 1838, when Frédéric Chopin and George Sand lived through a damp and dismal moment abroad - and lived to write about it. The richly repetitive "Raindrop Prelude," in this Fishko Files. (Produced in 2010) Fishko Files with Sara Fishko Assistant Producer: Olivia Briley Mix Engineer: Wayne Shulmister Editor: Karen Frillmann

Duration: 00:07:23


Two By William Wyler

11/30/2017
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Starting tomorrow, 21 classic movies by director William Wyler will be screened in New York. In this edition of Fishko Files, WNYC's Sara Fishko picks a couple of favorites. The film series "More Than Meets the Eye: William Wyler" starts tomorrow, December 1, at the Quad Cinema in the Village. Quad Cinema 34 W. 13th Street New York, NY 10011 Dec 1: The Big Country Dec 1-2: The Letter Dec 1-3: Funny Girl Dec 1-11: Jezebel Dec 2-4: The Best Years of Our Lives Dec 2-6: Wuthering...

Duration: 00:07:13


Lalo Schifrin

11/23/2017
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Lalo Schifrin is 85 this year, and his career as a jazz pianist and composer of film and TV scores ("Mission Impossible") has been stellar. WNYC's Sara Fishko talked to Schifrin - who was born in Argentina - about his gift for capturing the American sound. (Produced in 2008) A new CD of Schifrin classical piano works has just been released by fellow Argentinian pianist Mirian Conti on the Grand Piano label. Schifrin: Piano Works is available on Amazon. Fishko Files with Sara...

Duration: 00:07:20


Lee Grant

11/16/2017
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It's just 70 years since the House Committee on Un-American Activities began its investigation into "Communist infiltration" in Hollywood. Turner Classic Movies is marking the anniversary this month with films and talks on the subject, including an appearance by Lee Grant - who was Sara Fishko's guest in 2014. Grant talks about her "Blacklist" memoir in this archival episode of Fishko Files. (Produced in 2014) "Spotlight TCM: The Hollywood Blacklist" airs every Monday & Tuesday in...

Duration: 00:07:14


Bella

11/9/2017
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As this week's election results show gains for Democrats, minorities and women, WNYC's Sara Fishko recalls Representative Bella Abzug, the powerhouse progressive voice who paved the way. (Produced in 2008) Fishko Files with Sara Fishko Assistant Producer: Olivia Briley Mix Engineer: Wayne Shulmister Editor: Karen Frillmann

Duration: 00:07:09


Bella

11/9/2017
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As this week's election results show gains for Democrats, minorities and women, WNYC's Sara Fishko recalls Representative Bella Abzug, the powerhouse progressive voice who paved the way. (Produced in 2008) Fishko Files with Sara Fishko Assistant Producer: Olivia Briley Mix Engineer: Wayne Shulmister Editor: Karen Frillmann

Duration: 00:07:09


Stuff Smith

11/2/2017
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A sketch for a new piece by 20th century jazz violinist Stuff Smith has surfaced. As WNYC's Sara Fishko tells us in this Fishko Files, it may be a small work, but it's a reminder of Smith's big influence on music. The Stuff Smith concerto can be heard at Le Poisson Rouge this Sunday, November 5. For details on this Composers Concordance concert, visit lpr.com. Jazz violinist Regina Carter performs at NJPAC as part of Ella & Dizzy: The Centennial Celebration on Sunday, November 12. For...

Duration: 00:07:07


Stuff Smith

11/2/2017
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A sketch for a new piece by 20th century jazz violinist Stuff Smith has surfaced. As WNYC's Sara Fishko tells us in this Fishko Files, it may be a small work, but it's a reminder of Smith's big influence on music. The Stuff Smith concerto can be heard at Le Poisson Rouge this Sunday, November 5. For details on this Composers Concordance concert, visit lpr.com. Jazz violinist Regina Carter performs at NJPAC as part of Ella & Dizzy: The Centennial Celebration on Sunday, November 12. For...

Duration: 00:07:07


Jascha Heifetz

10/26/2017
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100 years ago this week, violinist Jascha Heifetz made his American debut. Heifetz set a new standard for mastery of the instrument, but these days even his admirers don’t completely embrace his musical personality and style. In this archival Fishko Files, violinists from Sarah Chang to Itzhak Perlman discuss the impact of this towering performer. (Produced in 2001) Fishko Files with Sara Fishko Assistant Producer: Olivia Briley Mix Engineer: Wayne Shulmister Editor: Karen Frillmann

Duration: 00:07:54


Ned Rorem's French Connection

10/19/2017
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In honor of American composer Ned Rorem's upcoming 94th birthday on October 23, spend seven minutes with the very opinionated Mr. R. This piece was originally made for Studio 360 as part of a Fishko Files-curated series on living composers' connections to music history. (Produced in 2006) To explore further, listen to "An Hour with Ned Rorem" featuring Rorem and Fishko in conversation in 2002. Fishko Files with Sara Fishko Assistant Producer: Olivia Briley Mix Engineer: Wayne...

Duration: 00:07:11


Monk at Town Hall

10/12/2017
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This week marks the centenary of the birth of Thelonious Monk. In this archival episode from the Jazz Loft Radio Series, WNYC’s Sara Fishko explores the chemistry between Monk and Hall Overton leading up to their legendary 1959 performance at New York’s Town Hall. (Produced in 2009) To hear more episodes from the Jazz Loft Radio Series, visit wnyc.org. For more on Monk, revisit our 2007 episode featuring Jason Moran. "Moran on Monk" Fishko Files with Sara Fishko Assistant...

Duration: 00:18:02


West Side Story

10/5/2017
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This fall marks the 60th anniversary of the opening of West Side Story on Broadway. The show, as Sara Fishko tells us, emerged from the unease of the 1950s, which extended to the cast and creators of this historic hit. (Produced in 2001) Google Arts and Culture has launched a digital collection exploring the legacy and history of West Side Story, featuring archival content, photographs and videos, interviews, and more. Fishko Files with Sara Fishko Assistant Producer: Olivia Briley Mix...

Duration: 00:09:04


Two Pianists and a Painter

10/2/2017
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A coincidence of dates and events has Sara Fishko thinking about some memorable artists - whose personal myths and mysteries fought with their work — in this edition of Fishko Files. Robin D.G. Kelley's 2009 book, Thelonious Monk: The Life and Times of an American Original, is out now in an updated paperback edition. Music: Prelude and Fugue No. 6 in D minor Johann Sebastian Bach Glenn Gould, piano The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book I English Suite No. 2 in A minor Johann Sebastian...

Duration: 00:07:10


Two Pianists and a Painter

10/2/2017
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A coincidence of dates and events has Sara Fishko thinking about some memorable artists - whose personal myths and mysteries fought with their work — in this edition of Fishko Files. Robin D.G. Kelley's 2009 book, Thelonious Monk: The Life and Times of an American Original, is out now in an updated paperback edition. Music: Prelude and Fugue No. 6 in D minor Johann Sebastian Bach Glenn Gould, piano The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book I English Suite No. 2 in A minor Johann Sebastian...

Duration: 00:07:10


Avakian/Mack the Knife

9/21/2017
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In September of 1955, Louis Armstrong recorded an unlikely blockbuster song that had originated in the late '20s in Germany. Sara Fishko talks to George Avakian, who tells the story of how "Mack the Knife" became an American hit. Fishko Files with Sara Fishko Assistant Producer: Olivia Briley Mix Engineer: Paul Schneider Editor: Karen Frillmann

Duration: 00:06:57


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

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