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  • Pre-Concert Conversation with Matthias Maute of Ensemble Caprice

    Matthias Maute discusses his musical career in a pre-concert conversation.

    • Contributor: Maute, Matthias
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2014-11-21
  • [ Danny Kaye conducting the Boston Symphony Orchestra in concert, April 3, 1957]

    videorecording | 4:3 Videorecording (Form).

    • Original Format: Film, Video
  • The Musical Worlds of Victor Herbert: A Conversation with Alyce Mott and Loras John Schissel

    motion picture | 1 videorecording ; 60 min. | Whithall Pavillion, Library of Congress, Washington, DC (Venue). December 3, 2012 (Date). 4:3 Motion Picture (Form).

    • Contributor: Schissel, Loras J. - Mott, Alyce
    • Original Format: Film, Video
  • The Music of Language and the Language of Music

    In our everyday lives, language and instrumental music are obviously different things. Neuroscientist and musician Ani Patel is the author of a recent, elegantly argued offering from Oxford University Press, "Music, Language and the Brain." Oliver Sacks calls Patel a "pioneer in the use of new concepts and technology to investigate the neural correlates of music." In Patel's presentation, he discusses some of the ...

    • Contributor: Patel, Aniruddh
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2008-11-07
  • La terruca [sic] [illustrated]

    motion picture | 1 video ; 3 min. | Audio track taken from AFC 1940/001: AFS 3866 A1 (Content). Illustrations: View of a portion of the workers' quarter of La Perla from the old Spanish ramparts. San Juan, Puerto Rico (http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/fsa.8b30525) -- Casa Blanca and the sea wall, San Juan, Puerto Rico (http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/det.4a08680) -- Corozal, Puerto Rico (vicinity). Small farms in the hills (http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/fsa.8c07885) ...

    • Contributor: Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Calderon, Aurora - Da ́Vila, Virgilio
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1939
  • A Conversation with Henry Threadgill

    Larry Appelbaum interviews composer and multi-instrumentalist Henry Threadgill about his musical upbringing in Chicago, the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians (AACM), the story of his life-changing experience in Vietnam, his groups Air and Zooid, and his approach to composition and improvisation.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2013-10-26
  • History & Reconstruction of Native American Flutes in the Dayton C. Miller Collection

    Native American instrument-maker and performer Barry D. Higgins (White Crow) explores the history and reconstruction of the diverse types of Native American flutes held in the Library's Dayton C. Miller Flute Collection. The Miller Flute Collection contains nearly 1,700 flutes and other wind instruments, statuary, iconography, books, music, trade catalogs, tutors, patents and other materials mostly related to the flute. It includes both Western ...

    • Contributor: Higgins (White Crow), Barry D.
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2012-11-28
  • Schumann Trio

    The Schumann Trio plays works of Mozart (Trio in E-flat Major, K. 498, "Kegelstatt"), Zwilich (Romance for Violin and Piano, Library of Congress commission), Marchenerzahlungen (Op. 132) and Brahms (Clarinet Trio in A minor, op. 114, arranged for viola by Michael Tree).

    • Contributor: Trio, Schumann
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2011-03-03
  • [ Excerpt from "The Danny Kaye Show," November 20, 1963]

    videorecording | The closing monologue by Danny Kaye to the audience. (General). 4:3 Videorecording (Form).

    • Original Format: Film, Video
  • Burt Bacharach on Composing

    Burt Bacharach was interviewed at the Library while he was here to receive the Gershwin Prize for Popular Song (along with his frequent collaborator, lyricist Hal David). The interview focuses on Bacharach's compositional process.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2012-05-08
  • Music Therapy for Alzheimer's & Post-Traumatic Stress

    Alicia Clair discusses music therapy and their affect on patients with Alzheimer's and Post-Traumatic Stress syndrome.

    • Contributor: Clair, Dr. Alicia
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2010-11-06
  • 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
  • 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
  • Music in the Lincoln White House: US Marine Band

    "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.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2013-02-09
  • Parker String Quartet with Kikuei Ikeda, Viola

    The 2013 Stradivari Anniversary Concert featured the Parker String Quartet and violist Kikuei Ikeda performing on the Library's Stradivari instruments. The quartet performed Mendelssohn's String Quartet no. 3 in D major, op. 44, no. 1, and Shostakovich's String Quartet no. 9. They were joined by Kikuei Ikeda for the Dvorak String Quintet in E-flat major, op. 97.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2013-12-18
  • [Performance of Bach's Chaconne on "Betts" violin]

    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 violin that is being performed was made by Antonio Stradivari in Cremona in 1704, and is known as the "Betts." (General). Videorecording (Form). Videorecording ...

    • Contributor: Kitchen, Nicholas Kitchen - Bach, Johann Sebastian
    • Original Format: Film, Video
  • 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
  • Four interviews with Ragheb Moftah by Raymond Stock

    videorecording | 1 video recording : digital, 4 3/4 in. | Interviews Conducted at Library of Congress, Cairo Office (Venue). Part of the Library of Congress World Heritage Series, 1996-1997. (General). Courtesy of Laurence Moftah (Copyright Notice). Videorecording (Form).

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Moftah, Ragheb - Stock, Raymond T. - Moftah, Laurence
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1997
  • 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
  • Chiara String Quartet with Simone Dinnerstein

    The Chiara String Quartet performs on the Library's Stradivari instruments, joining forces with pianist Simone Dinnerstein to commemorate the centennial of American composer Irving Fine with works by Mozart, Fine and a Library of Congress commission by Jefferson Friedman.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2014-12-05
  • Dear Dorothy: Letters from Nicolas Slonimsky to Dorothy Adlow

    Electra Slonimsky Yourke talks with the Library's Kevin LaVine about "Dear Dorothy: Letters from Nicolas Slonimsky to Dorothy Adlow," a new collection of letters by her father -- musicologist, conductor and composer Nicolas Slonimsky.

    • Contributor: Yourke, Electra Slonimsky
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2013-11-07
  • Preconcert Talk: John Adams, Zosha di Castri & Claire Chase

    John Adams, Zosha di Castri and Claire Chase talk about the International Contemporary Ensemble.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2013-05-24
  • Camerata Ireland

    Camerata Ireland, with found and pianist Barry Douglas, performed works by Carter, Mozart and Beethoven as part of the Rediscover Northern Ireland Program cosponsored by the Library's Music Division and American Folklife Center along with the Department of Culture, Arts and Leisure/Arts Council of Northern Ireland.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2007-03-23
  • What a time [illustrated]

    motion picture | 1 video ; 2 min. | Photographs and drawings from Library of Congress online resources. (General). Audio track taken from AFS 7044 A1 (General). Photos used: Members of an artillery unit stand by and check their equipment while the convoy takes a break (http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/cph.3c33629 ) -- [Adolf Hitler, 1889-1945, in staff hq. on west front, examining map with his high command] ...

    • Contributor: Golden Gate Quartet - Willis, Laurence James
    • Original Format: Film, Video
  • Now It Can Be Told: The Unknown Irving Berlin

    The Music Division of the Library of Congress and the American Musicological Society, in joint partnership, presented the third in a series of lectures highlighting musicological research conducted in the division's collections. Jeffrey Magee presented "Now It Can Be Told: The Unknown Irving Berlin." After Jerome Kern famously pronounced that "Irving Berlin is American music" in 1925, Berlin continued for several decades more to ...

    • Contributor: Magee, Jeffrey
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2009-03-26