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  • Rodgers & Hammerstein: Introduction & Oklahoma!

    Michael Feinstein explores the music of Rodgers & Hammerstein in this first of a series of videos. The first episode introduces Rodgers & Hammerstein as two leading figures in American musical theater history, and delves into the creation of Oklahoma's most famous song, "Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin'." Produced by special arrangement with Imagem/Williamson Music Inc.

    • Contributor: Feinstein, Michael
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2014-02-03
  • Interview with Thomas Hampson, conducted by Denise Gallo

    videorecording | 1 video, 41 minutes | Recorded in the Coolidge Auditorium at the Library of Congress, 2009. (General). Videorecording (Form).

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Hampson, Thomas - Gallo, Denise
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2009
  • Editing & Performing the Music of C.P.E. Bach

    Paul Corneilson and Mark Knoll of the Packard Humanities Institute discuss the music of C.P.E. Bach, in commemoration of the composer's 300th birthday.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2014-04-05
  • Rodgers & Hammerstein: Do-Re-Mi

    In the eighth episode of a series of videos that explore the Rodgers and Hammerstein collections at the Library of Congress, Michael Feinstein discusses "Do-Re-Mi" from "The Sound of Music." Produced by special arrangement with Imagem/Williamson Music Inc.

    • Contributor: Feinstein, Michael
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2014-02-03
  • Grief

    videorecording | 1 video, 3 minutes, 9 seconds | Recorded in the Coolidge Auditorium at the Library of Congress, October 2009. (General). Courtesy of William Grant Still Music, www.williamgrantstill.com (Copyright Notice). This item used by permission of the copyright holder. (Standard Restriction). Videorecording (Form).

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Hampson, Thomas - Still, William Grant
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2009

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  • Rodgers & Hammerstein: "Getting to Know You" & South Pacific

    In the seventh episode of a series of videos that explore the Rodgers and Hammerstein collections at the Library of Congress, Michael Feinstein and Mark Eden Horowitz share the discovery that "Getting to Know You" from The King and I originated as unused songs from South Pacific, "Suddenly Lucky" and "Suddenly Lovely." Produced by special arrangement with Imagem/Williamson Music Inc.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2014-02-03
  • Technofiles: Music, Technology & the Entrepreneur

    Panos Panay discusses the intersection of creativity, technology and business. Case Rae discusses issues presenting both challenges and opportunities for creative entrepreneurs in the digital marketplace. David Dufresne, Emilien Moyon, Ethna Schiff and Nick Susi talk about the real-life, first-hand experience of investing in their own ideas while managing their risk.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2014-11-05
  • Rodgers & Hammerstein: Manhattan & Epilogue

    In the final episode of a series of ten videos that explore the Rodgers and Hammerstein collections at the Library of Congress, Michael Feinstein discusses the Rodgers & Hart collaboration that led to the hit song "Manhattan." Produced by special arrangement with Imagem/Williamson Music Inc. and Piedmont Music Co. (Carlin America, Inc.).

    • Contributor: Feinstein, Michael
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2014-02-03
  • An Introduction to Irving Fine's Fantasia for String Trio with Richard Wernick

    Pulitzer-winning composer Richard Wernick introduces the music of American composer Irving Fine to students from the Peabody Preparatory Performance Academy for Strings. Produced in conjunction with the Library of Congress Irving Fine Centennial Festival.

    • Contributor: Wernick, Richard
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2012-11-10
  • In Defense of Transcription

    The Library celebrated the bicentennials of composers Richard Wagner and Giuseppe Verdi with lecture/recital double-bill. In the lecture, prominent Liszt scholar Alan Walker spoke about the art of arrangement as exemplified in the transcriptions and paraphrases of Franz Liszt. Perhaps the 19th century's greatest advocate at the keyboard of orchestral and operatic scores, Liszt produced a tremendous body of piano works based on the ...

    • Contributor: Walker, Alan
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2013-11-09
  • A Conversation with Randy Newman

    Mark Horowitz talks with award-winning composer and performer Randy Newman about the creative process.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2013-11-11
  • Rodgers & Hammerstein: A Real Nice Clambake

    In the ninth episode of a series of videos that explore the Rodgers and Hammerstein collections at the Library of Congress, Michael Feinstein discusses Oscar Hammerstein's research techniques, and "A Real Nice Clambake" from "Carousel." Produced by special arrangement with Imagem/Williamson Music Inc.

    • Contributor: Feinstein, Michael
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2014-02-03
  • American Ballet Theatre: 75 Years Touring the Globe

    Victoria Phillips discusses the history of the American Ballet Theatre in relation to the exhibit she curated at the Library of Congress.

    • Contributor: Phillips, Victoria
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2014-10-14
  • Henry Threadgill's Zooid

    A rare Washington appearance from Henry Threadgill, "one of the most important living composers in and around the jazz idiom" (Nate Chinen) and a dazzling alto saxophonist and flutist with masterly improvisational skills.

    • Contributor: Threadgill, Henry
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2013-10-25
  • Motive Cello: Motivations in the Cello Sonatas of Beethoven, Brahms & Chopin

    As part of a talk preceding a performance by Daniel Müller-Schott and Simon Trpceski, David Plylar speaks about some of the relationships between musical materials in three major sonatas for cello and piano -- in essence, an introduction to motives and their motivations. Works addressed include Beethoven's Sonata in C major, op. 102/1, Brahms' Sonata in F major, op. 99 and Chopin's Sonata in ...

    • Contributor: Plylar, David
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2014-04-24
  • Mahan Esfahani, Harpsichord Concert

    Leading international harpsichordist Mahan Esfahani played works by Kuhnau, J.S. Bach, W.F. Bach and C.P.E. Bach in commemoration of C.P.E. Bach's 300th birthday.

    • Contributor: Esfahani, Mahan
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2014-04-04
  • Recital: Valerie Tryon, Piano

    The Library celebrated the bicentennials of composers Richard Wagner and Giuseppe Verdi with lecture/recital double-bill. In the recital, Valerie Tryon performed a range of these works that draws on the Library's substantial holdings. In addition to Lisztian encounters with Verdi and Wagner, Tryon included several unique works based on the music of Mozart and Allegri.

    • Contributor: Tryon, Valerie
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2013-11-09
  • George Lewis on his Library of Congress Commission, "The Mangle of Practice"

    George Lewis discusses his Library of Congress commission, "The Mangle of Practice," which received its world premiere (with Ensemble Dal Niente) at the Library of Congress in commemoration of founding patron Elizabeth Sprague Coolidge's 150th birthday.

    • Contributor: Lewis, George
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2014-10-30
  • Choir of Clare College, Cambridge

    One of the England's most revered choral ensembles, the Choir of Clare College, Cambridge, makes its Library of Congress debut with a commemoration of Irving Fine's legacy as one of the preeminent American composers of choral music. Their performance will feature works by Fine and composers who influenced him. The choir is led by Graham Ross, director of Music and Fellow of Clare College, ...

    • Contributor: Speakers, Various
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2014-12-06
  • Pre-Concert Conversation with St. Lawrence String Quartet

    A pre-concert conversation with the St. Lawrence String Quartet, considered to be among the world's finest chamber ensembles.

    • Contributor: Various
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2014-10-24
  • Pre-Concert Conversation with Jefferson Friedman

    Jefferson Friedman and members of the Chiara String Quartet discuss Friedman's Library of Congress commission. The Chiara String Quartet is renowned for innovative approaches to chamber music masterworks and a commitment to new compositions for string quartet.

    • Contributor: Friedman, Jefferson
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2014-12-05
  • Race & the Broadway Musical

    Warren Hoffman discusses the role of race in American musical theater.

    • Contributor: Hoffman, Warren
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2014-10-10
  • Rodgers & Hammerstein: It Might as Well Be Spring

    In the third episode of a series of videos that explore the Rodgers and Hammerstein collections at the Library of Congress, Michael Feinstein examines the creative process of songwriting via "It Might as Well Be Spring" from the film "State Fair," which won an Academy Award for Best Song. Produced by special arrangement with Imagem/Williamson Music Inc.

    • Contributor: Feinstein, Michael
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2014-02-03
  • Koussevitzky's Legacy: A Conversation with Members of the Koussevitzky Board

    Serge Koussevitzky championed the music of his time throughout his career, and the Foundation established in his name has continued to support the music of living composers since his death in 1951. Members of the foundation board (James Kendrick, Fred Lerdahl, Gunther Schuller, Fred Sherry) discuss the conductor and composer's legacy with former Library staff member Jon Newsom.

    • Contributor: Various
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2014-05-02
  • Rebel Music: Race, Empire & the New Muslim Youth Culture

    Hisham D. Aidi discusses his widely acclaimed new book that examines how hip-hop, jazz and reggae play crucial roles in the global Muslim youth culture.

    • Contributor: Aidi, Hisham D.
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2014-09-25