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  • I had myself a true love

    videorecording | 1 videorecording ; 4 min., 44 sec. | Recorded in the Coolidge Auditorium of the Library of Congress July 2-3, 2012. 16:9 Videorecording (Form).

    • Contributor: Brewer, Christine - Rutenberg, Craig - Arlen, Harold - Mercer, Johnny
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2012
  • Bernstein Meets Broadway

    The composer Leonard Bernstein once wrote that his now-famous "West Side Story" of 1957 included a plea for racial tolerance as materials reveal in the Bernstein Collection in the Music Division of the Library of Congress. This lecture traces Bernstein's composer-activism back to "On the Town" of 1944, which was his first Broadway show and grew out of a fruitful collaboration with Betty Comden, ...

    • Contributor: Oja , Carol J.
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2011-02-07
  • [ Excerpt from "The Danny Kaye Show," March 17, 1965]

    videorecording | Danny Kaye's closing monologue and song - "Cockles and Mussels." (General). 4:3 Videorecording (Form).

    • Original Format: Film, Video
  • Mahan Esfahani: Harpsichord Concert

    Mahan Esfahani plays Wanda Landowska's Pleyel harpsichord, featuring pieces from her 1927 concert at the Library of Congress.

    • Contributor: Esfahani, Mahan
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2010-05-29
  • Music and the Brain: The Positive Affects of Music Therapy on Health

    Why can someone with Alzheimer's disease recall lyrics to songs when they can't remember the names of their children? Why can a stroke survivor sing words to a familiar song even though they cannot speak? Drawing from more than 30 years of clinical experience and current research into the therapeutic applications of music for persons with acute or chronic health conditions, Concetta Tomaino will ...

    • Contributor: Tomaino, Dr. Concetta M.
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2010-03-12
  • Discussion: Daniels & Kellaway & the American Songbook

    videorecording | videorecording ; 59 min | The Library's Larry Appelbaum talks with musicians Eddie Daniels and Roger Kellaway on jazz and 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 clarinet about three years later, and attended the High ...

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Daniels, Eddie - Kellaway, Roger - Appelbaum, Larry
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2011
  • Discussion: Daniels & Kellaway & the American Songbook

    The Library's Larry Appelbaum talks with musicians Eddie Daniels and Roger Kellaway on jazz and the American songbook.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2011-02-25
  • Pre-Concert Lecture: Stephen Hartke

    Composer Stephen Hartke talks about his new piece.

    • Contributor: Hartke, Stephen
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2011-05-20
  • Jeanie with the light brown hair

    motion picture | videorecording ; 7 min. | 4:3 Motion Picture (Form).

    • Contributor: Graves, Denyce - Wintle, James - Foster, Stephen Collins
    • Original Format: Film, Video
  • Music & Technology: Ge Wang & Mark Applebaum

    In collaboration with Stanford University, Mark Applebaum and Ge Wang speak about and demonstrate their work exploring technology in music. They illuminate key issues at the intersection of art and the technologies that contribute to it.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2013-10-26
  • 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
  • [Comparison of performances of Bach's Chaconne on five violins]

    videorecording | Violinist Nicholas Kitchen recorded Bach's Chaconne on 5 violins in the Library of Congress's collections to compare the sounds in March, 2007. Recording was made at the Library of Congress by the Information Technologies Services division. (General). The violins on which Kitchen performs are the "Brookings," the "Betts," the "Kreisler," the "Goldberg-Baron Vitta," and the "Castelbarco." (General). Videorecording (Form). Videorecording (Form).

    • Contributor: Kitchen, Nicholas - Bach, Johann Sebastian
    • Original Format: Film, Video
  • Composer John Adams Reads from His Autobiography

    videorecording | videorecording ; 64 min | Pulitzer Prize-winning American composer John Adams will read from his autobiography, "Hallelujah Junction." (Content). Recorded May 14, 2010 (Date). Speaker Biography: As a composer, conductor, and creative thinker, Adams occupies a unique position in the world of classical music. His works, both operatic and symphonic, stand out among contemporary classical compositions for their depth of expression, brilliance ...

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Adams, John
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2010
  • Loveless C. C. C. [illustrated]

    motion picture | 1 video ; 2 min. | Audio track taken from AFS 4031b1 (General). Photographs from Library of Congress online collections (General). Photos used: CCC (Civilian Conservation Corps) working with Soil Conservation Service making diversion terrace to prevent gullying, Vernon County, Wisconsin (http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/fsa.8a04960 )-- [Young man in the U.S. Civilian Conservation Corps lifting sledge hammer](http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/cph.3b25076) -- [Civilian Conservation Corps enrollees lining an ...

    • Contributor: Rhodes, Tommy - Todd, Charles L. - Sonkin, Robert
    • Original Format: Film, Video
  • 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
  • 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
  • Jazz Conversation: Ron Carter & Larry Appelbaum

    The Library's Larry Appelbaum talks with legendary jass bassist Ron Carter.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2012-10-17
  • "Taps" and Gen. Daniel Butterfield

    In commemoration of the 150th anniversary of "Taps," Nicholas Brown (a descendant of General Daniel Butterfield, who arranged the military call) explores the origin and history of America's bugle call and the man behind it. Special appearances by Master Sergeant Allyn Van Patten, principal special bugler for U.S. Army Band "Pershing's Own," and Jari Villanueva, director, Taps for Veterans. Presented in conjunction with the ...

    • Contributor: Brown, Nicholas A.
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2013-12-16
  • Stevie Wonder Discusses Library Commission "Sketches of a Life"

    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.

    • Contributor: Wonder, Stevie
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2009-02-24
  • 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
  • The Ragheb Moftah Collection Demonstration and Celebration

    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 Moftah Collection, this presentation explores some of ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2009-10-23
  • [ Danny Kaye conducting the Boston Symphony Orchestra in concert, April 3, 1957]

    videorecording | 4:3 Videorecording (Form).

    • Original Format: Film, Video
  • That baseball rag [illustrated]

    videorecording | 1 video ; 3 min. | Audio track from online Jukebox. 3332 (General). Photos used: [President Woodrow Wilson throwing out the first ball, opening day, 1916] (http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/ppmsca.18475 ) -- Baseball fans - at Polo Grounds, N.Y. April 12, 1911 (http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/cph.3b06584) -- Bugs Raymond, New York Giants, baseball card portrait (http://www.loc.gov/pictures/item/2007685634/) -- [Oscar Stanage/Edgar Summers, Detroit Tigers, baseball card portrait] (http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/bbc.1981f) -- [Orval ...

    • Contributor: Collins, Arthur - Wolff, Dave - Jones, Clarence
    • Original Format: Film, Video
  • 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
  • At the river [illustrated]

    motion picture | 1 video ; 3 min. | Audio track taken from Bridge BCD 9046, Track 2 (General). Photos taken from Library of Congress online collections (General). Photos used: Epiphany ceremony. Jordan River. Sanctifying the waters of the Jordan on Ephphany (http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/matpc.07454 ) -- Down the Jordan Valley from the Sea of Galilee to the Dead Sea. (http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/matpc.15250 ) -- Baptismal scene in ...

    • Contributor: Bridge Records - Copland, Aaron - De Gaetani, Jan - Smit, Leo
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1993