• Birmingham Contemporary Music Group Discussion

    Stephen and Jackie Newbould of Birmingham Contemporary Music Group join the Library's Nicholas Brown to discuss the work of the ensemble, Oliver Knussen and their unique Sound Investment commissioning scheme.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2014-04-08
  • 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
  • C.P.E. Bach Sources at the Library of Congress

    A discussion of the C.P.E. Bach manuscripts at the Library of Congress.

    • Contributor: Boomhower, Daniel
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2014-04-04
  • 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: 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Finding New Perspectives on the Germania Musical Society

    Nancy Newman presents an American Musicological Society lecture, "A Program Not Greatly to Their Credit": Finding New Perspectives on the Germania Musical Society through the American Memory Sheet Music Collection.

    • Contributor: Newman, Nancy
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2014-04-22
  • 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
  • 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
  • Rodgers & Hammerstein: My Favorite Things

    In the second episode of a series of videos that explore the Rodgers and Hammerstein collections at the Library of Congress, Michael Feinstein traces the origin of the lyrics for "My Favorite Things" from the hit Broadway musical The Sound of Music. Produced by special arrangement with Imagem/Williamson Music Inc.

    • Contributor: Feinstein, Michael
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2014-02-03
  • 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
  • Rodgers & Hammerstein: Cinderella

    In the fourth episode of a series of videos that explore the Rodgers and Hammerstein collections at the Library of Congress, Michael Feinstein discusses the impact of their "Cinderella" on television, as well as the ways that creators work with rhythm, text and music. Produced by special arrangement with Imagem/Williamson Music Inc.

    • Contributor: Feinstein, Michael
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2014-02-03
  • A Celebration of Max Roach

    Library staff and the family of Max Roach came to the Library to celebrate the pioneering jazz drummer, composer, educator and activist. The program included an overview of the recently acquired Max Roach papers and a glimpse at some of its rare treasures. Participating in the event were Roach's wife Janus Adams, his children Daryl, Maxine, Raoul, Dara and Ayo, and poet Sonia Sanchez.

    • Contributor: Various
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2014-01-27
  • 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
  • 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
  • Blue Note at 75

    Library music specialist Larry Appelbaum moderates a panel discussion marking the 75th anniversary of the influential jazz label, Blue Note Records. Panelists include veteran saxophonist Lou Donaldson, producer Michael Cuscuna and pianist Jason Moran.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2014-05-10
  • Mahan Esfahani, Harpsichord Concert

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

    • Contributor: Esfahani, Mahan
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2014-04-04
  • 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
  • Poets & Patriotism: The 200th Birthday of the Star-Spangled Banner

    Internationally-renowned baritone Thomas Hampson presented a special program commemorating the 200th anniversary of our national anthem. The program included American music from colonial days to the present, rare historical documents from the Library's extensive collections. Hampson was joined by the University of Michigan Alumni Chorus, Mark Clague (University of Michigan) and pianist Matthew Thompson.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2014-07-03
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Conversation with Rosanne Cash & Natasha Trethewey

    Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey discusses music, poetry and creativity with country musician Rosanne Cash.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2013-12-07
  • 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
  • The Audacity of Hopekirk

    A lecture-recital featuring a rare performance of Helen Hopekirk's "Five Songs on Poems of Fiona MacLeod," published in 1904. Helen Hopekirk was an accomplished Scottish concert pianist and composer who immigrated to the U.S. in 1897 to teach at the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston. A collection of her manuscripts is housed in the Library of Congress. The songs are settings of ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2014-11-04
  • Stew

    In a special appearance, Stew discusses his career as a playwright, songwriter, poet and lyricist. Adrien-Alice Hansel talks with him about the song lyric as poem and as a dramatic text, and takes a look at some interesting recent projects -- his song cycle "Brooklyn Omnibus" and a new show written for the 2014 Oregon Shakespeare Festival, "Family Album."

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2014-10-23