In this concert Lubana Al Quntar performs classical Arabic Maqam pieces with a melancholy flavor, characteristic of this genre. She is accompanied by the internationally known oud player Kenan Adnawi, who also presents traditional instrumental music of Syria.
Contributor:Al Quntar, Lubana - Adnawi, Kenan - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress) - Library of Congress. Music Division - Library of Congress. African and Middle Eastern Division - John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (U.S.). Millennium Stage
Original Format:Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
Under the auspices of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, Daniel Hope, Paul Neubauer, David Finckel and We Han perform Mahler's Piano Quartet in A minor, Schumann's Quartet in E-flat major for piano and strings, op. 47, and Brahms' Quartet in G minor, for piano and strings, op. 25.
Contributor:Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center
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.
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.
Much of Jonathan Berger's music is inspired by data. In this lecture, he discussed the use of medical and neuroscience imaging in his recent opera, "Theotokia," and in his current collaboration with the Kronos Quartet, "My Lai." Berger also described interpretive, diagnostic and therapeutic implications of complex numerical data.
Violinist Jennifer Koh and pianist Reiko Uchida performed as part of the Library's John Adams Residency. The program included Janáček's Sonata for violin and piano, Salonen's "Lachen verlernt," Schubert's Sonata in A major, D. 574, op. 162, and John Adams discussing his "Road Movies."
"The President's Own" United States Marine Band performs a special program in commemoration of the Civil War Sesquicentennial. "Music in the Lincoln White House" traces the influence of composer/conductor Francis Maria Scala, who was leader of "The President's Own" during Abraham Lincoln's administration. On the program are works by Scala and contemporary composers, reflecting Lincoln's musical tastes.
A performance by the Calefax Reed Quintet, including Ockeghem's "Mort, tu as navré de ton dart", Franck's "Prélude, fugue et variation, op. 18", Selected Studies for Player Piano by Nancarrow, Richard Strauss' "Till Eulenspiegels lustige Streiche, op. 28" and Selections from Shostakovich's Preludes and Fugues, op. 87.
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, ...
With a program featuring a Romantic era classic by Borodin and favorites by Debussy and Stravinsky, the Leipzig String Quartet demonstrated some of their most dramatic works, highlights from their 50 recordings.
Musicologist Paul Laird discusses "The Genesis of Bernstein's Chichester Psalms as Seen in the Library of Congress Leonard Bernstein Collection," as part of the Library of Congress and American Musicological Society lecture series.
Pianists Oliver Hagen and Daniel Pesca perform the world premiere of David Henning Plylar's transcription of Irving Fine's "Toccata Concertante" for two pianos. The Chiara String Quartet is joined by clarinetist Alan R. Kay and pianist Daniel Pesca for a performance of Aaron Copland's Sextet.
Violinist Nicholas Kitchen of the Borromeo String Quartet and composer Gunther Schuller discuss Schuller's compositions, including String Quartet no.4, which was performed as part of the 2011 Stradivari Anniversary Concert at the Library.
American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) Foundation's "We Write the Songs" concert, featuring the songwriters performing and telling the stories behind their own music. Taking the stage to perform some of their most notable music were Ne-Yo, Natalie Merchant (also formerly of 10,000 Maniacs), Donald Fagan of Steely Dan fame, Rupert Holmes and Rhymefest, who wrote "Glory," the Oscar-winning song from the ...
Pulitzer-winning composer Richard Wernick conducts a Master Class on the music of American composer Irving Fine to students from the Peabody Preparatory Performance Academy for Strings. This episode focuses on the third movement of the Fantasia for string trio. Produced in conjunction with the Library of Congress Irving Fine Centennial Festival.
Pianist Richard Goode convened three talented colleagues for performances of chamber works from the heart of the Romantic repertoire. He also played Robert Schumann's brilliant, seldom-heard "Humoreske" for solo piano.
Students of the Peabody Preparatory Performance Academy for Strings perform American composer Irving Fine¿¿¿s Fantasia for string trio. This performance was the culmination of a master class led by Pulitzer-winning composer Richard Wernick. Produced in conjunction with the Library of Congress Irving Fine Centennial Festival.
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.
The St. Lawrence String Quartet performs a concert on the Library's Stradivari instruments. This webcast includes their performance of Haydn's String Quartet in E-flat major, op. 33/2, H.III: 38 ("The Joke") and Antonin Dvorak's String Quartet in C major, op. 61. Composer John Adams also introduces his second quartet, a Library of Congress co-commission [performance unavailable due to copyright restriction].