Fishko Files

Fishko Files

  • Fishko Files
  • Stories of art, culture, music and media as told by WNYC’s resident cultural observer, Sara Fishko.


Peter and the Wolf

As WNYC’s Sara Fishko tells us, millions of children listened to Sergei Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf, which used the instruments of the orchestra to evoke its characters and action.  But that’s only part of the story…       Peter and the Wolf showcased some of the great voices and orchestras of the 20th century. See a list of some of the recordin...

November 19, 2014 | 6 min

Vast Wasteland

More than 50 years ago Newton Minow described television as a "vast wasteland," and the rest is history. WNYC's Sara Fishko tells the story in this edition of Fishko Files...         WNYC Production Credits... Mix Engineer: Wayne Shulmister Associate Producer: Laura Mayer Managing Editor, WNYC News: Karen Frillmann

November 12, 2014 | 7 min

Frank Stella

Sometimes artists, seeking inspiration, find it in the very thing that challenges and haunts them most.  WNYC’s Sara Fishko talked with visual artist Frank Stella, about some very productive pain.  Here's the next Fishko Files.             WNYC Production Credits... Mix Engineer: Wayne Shulmister and Paul Schneider Associate Producer: Laura Mayer M...

November 5, 2014 | 7 min

Isle of the Dead

With Halloween looming, WNYC's Sara Fishko relates the story of "Isle of The Dead" --a dark, mysterious 19th century painting that captivated a whole generation.  Here is this Fishko Files.     Isle of the Dead (WikiMedia Commons/Wikimedia Commons)   This version of Isle of the Dead, painted in 1880, is located on the 2nd floor of The Metropolitan ...

October 29, 2014 | 7 min

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