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  • Drago Ensemble Concert

    videorecording | videorecording ; 49 min | Drago, Russia's preeminent Romani (Gypsy) ensemble, presented a lunchtime concert. (Content). Recorded April 27, 2009 (Date). The Drago Ensemble takes its name from the word "drag," which means dear or beloved person in both the Romani and Romanian languages. Drago was founded in February 2007 by a group of like-minded Saint Petersburg artists and musicians. Each of ...

    • Contributor: Library of Congress
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2009
  • Mahan Esfahani: Harpsichord Concert

    videorecording | videorecording ; 92 min | Mahan Esfahani plays Wanda Landowska's Pleyel harpsichord, featuring pieces from her 1927 concert at the Library of Congress. (Content). Recorded May 29, 2010 (Date). Speaker Biography: Mahan Esfahani is fast gaining international recognition as a soloist and collaborative artist on the harpsichord, fortepiano and organ in both early and contemporary repertoire. He was the first harpsichordist to ...

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Esfahani, Mahan
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2010
  • The sound of Broadway music - The song: From piano bench to stage

    videorecording | videorecording : 116 min. | Recorded in the Coolidge Auditourium, Library of Congress, Washington DC. (Venue). Recorded on May 7, 2009 at 10 AM. (Date). Videorecording (Form).

    • Contributor: Library of Congress
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2009
  • The Mind of an Artist

    videorecording | videorecording ; 67 min | Michael Kubovy and Judith Shatin, both from the University of Virginia, discuss "The Mind of the Artist." Debate has long raged about whether and how music expresses meaning beyond its sounding notes. Kubovy and Shatin discuss evidence that music does indeed have a semantic element, and offer examples of how composers embody extra-musical elements in their compositions. ...

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Kubovy, Michael - Shatin, Judith
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2009
  • Early Music at the Library: 85 Years of Performance Practice History

    videorecording | videorecording ; 3511 min | A panel discussion on early music performance at the Library of Congress. (Content). Recorded October 14, 2010 (Date). Videorecording (Form).

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Bicket, Harry - Middleton, Norman - Wintle, James - McLean, Anne E.
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2010
  • Concert: Eddie Daniels, Roger Kellaway & the American Songbook

    videorecording | videorecording ; 59 min | "A duet of one" -- a concert with Eddie Daniels and Roger Kellaway, two jazz masters with classical leanings and an impressive command of the American Songbook. (Content). Recorded February 25, 2011 (Date). Speaker Biography: American tenor saxophonist and clarinetist Eddie Daniels took up alto saxophone at the age of nine, began doubling on tenor saxophone and ...

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Daniels, Eddie - Kellaway, Roger
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2011
  • Russian-American jazz summit featuring Cyril Moshkow and Larry Appelbaum

    videorecording | videorecording ; 62 min. | The Open World Leadership Center and the Library of Congress Music Division cosponsored the Russian-American Jazz Summit. Conversations on the American influence in Russian Jazz were led by two world-renowned jazz experts, Russian Cyril Moshkow and American Larry Appelbaum. Both of these experts have been involved with Open World Jazz delegations. (Content). Recorded on September 30, 2009 ...

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Appelbaum, Larry - Moshkow, Cyril
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2009
  • Men, Let's Sing: Choral Music For Men's Voices

    videorecording | videorecording ; 54 min | Preceding the Cantus concert was a panel discussion titled "Men, Let's Sing: Choral Music for Men's Voices" in a program sponsored by the Music Division.Panelists for the preconcert presentation were Frank Albinder, director of the Washington Men's Camerata; Ann Meier Baker, president of Chorus America; and Gunilla Marcus-Luboff and the Library's Robert Saladini, co-developers of the Library ...

    • Contributor: Library of Congress
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2007
  • The English Concert

    videorecording | videorecording ; 108 min | One of the world's finest period instrument orchestras comes to the Library with Alice Coote, a singer praised for her "commanding, sensual, and leonine presence" and "a voice of copper silk" in vocal and instrumental works by Dowland, Handel, Monteverdi, and Vivaldi. (Content). Recorded October 14, 2010 (Date). The English Concert, with artistic director Harry Bicket and ...

    • Contributor: Library of Congress
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2010
  • Stevie Wonder Discusses Library Commission "Sketches of a Life"

    videorecording | videorecording ; 32 min | Stevie Wonder talks to Norman Middleton of the Library's Music Division about his new Library of Congress commission, "Sketches of a Life," and his thoughts about composition and music. (Content). Recorded February 24, 2009 (Date). Speaker Biography: Born in Saginaw, Michigan in 1950, Stevie Wonder became blind shortly after birth. He learned to play the harmonica, piano ...

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Wonder, Stevie
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2009
  • Uri Caine Trio

    videorecording | videorecording ; 101 min | The Uri Caine Trio performs at the Atlas Performing Center in Washington, D.C. (Content). Recorded May 22, 2010 (Date). Admired for original compositions and reinventions, jazz pianist and composer Uri Caine brings an eclectic array of disciplines and influences to his music. His classical and jazz training and his poetic sense combine in ambitious hybrids that are ...

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Caine, Uri
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2010
  • Post-1800 Treasures of the Music Collection

    videorecording | videorecording ; 22 min | Kevin LaVine makes a presenation on the post-1800 items in the Music Division's collections for the Library's docent training program. (Content). Recorded December 7, 2006 (Date). Speaker Biography: Kevin LaVine is a music specialist in the Library's Music Division. (Biographical). Videorecording (Form).

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Lavine, Kevin
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2006
  • Jazz conversation with Jim Hall

    videorecording | videorecording ; 57 min. | Recorded on March 30, 2009 (Date). Speaker Biography: Jim [James Stanley] Hall was born in Buffalo, Dec. 4, 1930. After studying composition at the Cleveland Institute of Music, Hall moved to Los Angeles where he studied classical guitar and began working with Chico Hamilton's Quintet and the Jimmy Giuffre Three. A gifted, thoughtful improviser, Hall is best ...

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Hall, Jim - Appelbaum, Larry
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2009
  • Rock Hall of Fame Guitarist Chris Hillman

    videorecording | videorecording ; 82 min | Rock pioneer Chris Hillman talks about the craft of the songwriter and about his prolific career. (Content). Recorded October 16, 2009 Chris Hillman began his career playing guitar and mandolin, later becoming a bass player, a songwriter and a vocalist. The Byrds' first single, a cover of Bob Dylan's "Mr. Tambourine Man," was a huge international hit ...

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Hillman, Chris
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2009
  • Paul McCartney Interview: Gershwin Prize

    videorecording | videorecording ; 32 min | Upon his receipt of the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song, Paul McCartney discusses his life, career and music. (Content). Recorded June 1, 2010 (Date). Speaker Biography: Sir Paul McCartney is an English singer, songwriter, composer, multi-instrumentalist, businessman, record and film producer, poet, painter, and animal rights activist. Formerly of the Beatles and Wings, according ...

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - McCartney, Paul
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2010
  • The sound of Broadway music - A conversation with Jonathan Tunick

    videorecording | videorecording : 149 min. | Recorded in the Coolidge Auditourium, Library of Congress, Washington DC. (Venue). Recorded on May 6, 2009 at 5 PM. (Date). Videorecording (Form).

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Tunick, Jonathan
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2009
  • Curtis Contemporary Music Ensemble

    videorecording | videorecording ; 88 min | Young artists from one of the nation's top conservatories celebrate the centennial of Samuel Barber. The program includes the Violin Sonata; "Dover Beach" for string quartet and baritone; "Hermit Songs" (Library of Congress commission); "Summer Music" for woodwind quintet; and, the Sonata in E-flat minor, Op. 26, for piano. (Content). Recorded March 15, 2010 (Date). Videorecording (Form).

    • Contributor: Library of Congress
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2010
  • The Cellos of Stradivari

    videorecording | videorecording ; 59 min | Cellists Richard Belcher, Enso String Quartet, and Steven Honigberg, along with sculptor/instrument collector Alfredo Halegua, luthier John Montgomery and Carol Lynn Ward-Bamford of the Library's Music Division presented a lecture on Stradivari's cellos preceding the Enso String Quartet Concert. (Content). Recorded December 18, 2006 (Date). Speaker Biography: Richard Belcher has performed as soloist with orchestras touring Australia ...

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Belcher, Richard - Honigberg, Steven - Halegua, Alfredo - Montgomery, John - Ward Bamford, Carol Lynn
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2006
  • Conversation: Olli Kotekangas & Norman Scribner

    videorecording | videorecording ; 56 min | Composer Olli Kortekangas and Norman Scribner, artistic director of The Choral Arts Society of Washington discuss the composer's new work, "Seven Songs for Planet Earth," which has been described as "a statement about our relationship to the natural world and our human duty to respect and nurture our planet -- a universal message for all to understand ...

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Kortekangas, Olli - Scribner, Norman
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2011
  • A Place for the Arts: The MacDowell Colony, 1907-2007

    videorecording | videorecording ; 44 min | Founded in 1907, The MacDowell Colony in Peterborough, N.H., was the first artists' residency program in America and is the model for hundreds of others. The vision of founders Edward McDowell and his wife Marian, both pianists, was to provide artists of exceptional talent with uninterrupted time, a private workplace and a dynamic community of peers to ...

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Rausch, Robin
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2007
  • Working (and Not Working) with Bernstein

    videorecording | videorecording ; 82 min | Composer Jack Gottlieb, author of the recently published memoir "Working with Bernstein," discusses his own role as a fellow composer. (Content). Recorded December 11, 2010 (Date). Speaker Biography: Jack Gottlieb received degrees from Queens College, N.Y., Brandeis University and the University of Illinois. He has just been named by the New York Philharmonic as the Leonard Bernstein ...

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Gottlieb, Jack
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2010
  • Interview with composer and pianist Fred Hersch

    videorecording | videorecording ; 50 min. | Recorded on October 26, 2007 (Date). Part of the series "American Creativity: The Composer-Performer," this interview with the composer and pianist Fred Hersch was presented by the Library's Music Division as a pre-concert presentation. The interviewer is Ben Roe. (Content). Speaker Biography: Fred Hersch (born October 21, 1955 in Cincinnati, Ohio) is a contemporary American jazz pianist ...

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Hersch, Fred - Roe, Ben
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2007
  • The sound of Broadway music - Practical matters

    videorecording | videorecording : 191 min. | Recorded in the Coolidge Auditourium, Library of Congress, Washington DC. (Venue). Recorded on May 7, 2009 at 1 PM. (Date). Videorecording (Form).

    • Contributor: Library of Congress
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2009
  • Tchaikovsky & Taneyev: Mentor and Protégé

    videorecording | videorecording ; 45 min | Set within the artistic milieu of the last decades of Imperial Russia, this presentation traces the lives and careers of two of that country's most influential composers: Petr Il'ich Tchaikovsky (1840-1893), and his student Sergei Ivanovich Taneyev (1856-1915) -- the former having enjoyed a worldwide celebrity during his lifetime, and the latter's reputation having been eclipsed to ...

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Lavine, Kevin
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2011
  • The Ragheb Moftah Collection Demonstration and Celebration

    videorecording | videorecording ; 72 min | Staff and guests gather to mark the launch of a new presentation on the Library's website on Coptic Christian chant. A demonstration of the site is given by the project curator, Carolyn Ramzy. With its roots in Ancient Egyptian music, Coptic Christian chant is one of the oldest liturgical genres still performed today. Drawing on the Ragheb ...

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Youssef, His Grace Bishop - Michael, His Grace Bishop - Moftah, Laurence - Lund, Karen - Ramzy, Carolyn
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2009