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  • [ Excerpt from "The Danny Kaye Show," September 23, 1964]

    videorecording | Danny Kaye, Gwen Verdon, and Harvey Korman start in a skit titled "Gerome the Bachelor," a skit that was part of the regular Danny Kaye Show repertoire. (General). 4:3 Videorecording (Form).

    • Original Format: Film, Video
  • A Fiddler's Tale

    Annette Kaufman, pianist and art collector, discussed "A Fiddler's Tale: How Hollywood and Vivaldi Discovered Me," a book she co-wrote with her husband, violinist and art collector Louis Kaufman.

    • Contributor: Kaufman, Annette
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2003-07-31
  • Vignettes: Letters from George to Evelyn from the private papers of a World War II bride

    videorecording | 1 videorecording ; 19 min., 9 sec. | Recorded in the Coolidge Auditorium of the Library of Congress July 2-3, 2012. (General). 16:9 Videorecording (Form).

    • Contributor: Brewer, Christine - Rutenberg, Craig - Smith, Alan Louis
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2012
  • Olli Kotekangas & Norman Scribner

    Composer Olli Kortekangas and Norman Scribner, artistic director of The Choral Arts Society of Washington discuss the composer's new work, "Seven Songs for Planet Earth," which has been described as "a statement about our relationship to the natural world and our human duty to respect and nurture our planet -- a universal message for all to understand and contemplate."

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2011-05-16
  • Performing early American song

    motion picture | videorecording ; 15 min. | Motion Picture (Form).

    • Contributor: Baird, Julianne - Wintle, James
    • Original Format: Film, Video
  • Homo-Musicus: How Music Began

    Ellen Dissayanake discusses "Homo Musicus: How Music Began." The universally observed interaction between mothers and infants, commonly and even dismissively called "baby talk," is composed of proto-aesthetic, temporally-organized elements that Dissayanake suggests are the origin of human music. Because infants are born ready to engage in these encounters and to prefer their visual, vocal and gestural components to any other sight or sound, one ...

    • Contributor: Dissayanake, Ellen
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2008-10-17
  • 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
  • Composer John Adams Reads from His Autobiography

    Pulitzer Prize-winning American composer John Adams will read from his autobiography, "Hallelujah Junction."

    • Contributor: Adams, John
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2010-05-14
  • Messiaen's Quartet for the End of Time

    videorecording | videorecording ; 54 min | French composer Olivier Messiaen wrote his seminal chamber work Quatuor pour la fin du temps (Quartet for the End of Time) while he was a prisoner of the German army during World War II. The first performance, given for an audience of about four hundred of his fellow prisoners of war and their prison guards in Stalag ...

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Wintle, James
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2011
  • 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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  • Miro ́ Quartet with Ricardo Morales

    motion picture | 1 videorecording ; 92 min. | Coolidge Auditorium, Library of Congress, Washington, DC (Venue). December 18, 2012 (Date). String Quartet in G major, D. 887 / Schubert -- Clarinet Quintet in B minor for clarinet, two violins, viola and violoncello, op. 115. (Content). Daniel Ching and William Fedkenheuer, violins. John Largess, viola. Joshua Gindele, violoncello. Ricardo Morales, clarinet. (Performers). 4:3 Motion ...

    • Contributor: Schubert, Franz - Brahms, Johannes - Miro ́ String Quartet - Morales, Ricardo (Clarinetist)
    • Original Format: Film, Video
  • 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
  • Beautiful dreamer [illustrated]

    motion picture | 1 video ; 5 min. | Audio track from Angel: CDC 7 54621 2 (General). Illustrations from LOC online collections (General). Illustrations: 1865 sheet music (http://lcweb2.loc.gov/diglib/ihas/loc.natlib.ihas.200031128/default.html) -- Stephen Collins Foster (http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/cph.3b04776) -- Oh, hush thee, little dear-my-soul, and close thine eyes in dreaming (http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/cai.2a15158) -- Elevated railroads in New York City: in the Bowery (http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/cph.3b04565) -- La figure, etudes lithographiées par ...

    • Contributor: Foster, Stephen Collins - Hampson, Thomas - Mason, Molly
    • Original Format: Film, Video
  • [ Excerpt from An Hour with Danny Kaye, October 30, 1960]

    videorecording | The clip begins with Danny Kaye dancing while climbing stair to music. (General). The second part of the clip includes Danny Kaye performing the Sylvia Fine song "T.V.," which is an adaptation of "The Twelve Days of Chirstmas." The piece includes cut away skits of fake commercials and television programs, all starring Kaye. (General). 4:3 Videorecording (Form).

    • Original Format: Film, Video
  • Seeger Tribute: Politics, Theory and the Folk Revival

    The Library of Congress celebrated the musical legacy of the Seeger Family during a two-day program, sponsored by the American Folklife Center, titled "How Can I Keep from Singing? A Seeger Family Tribute." Panelists were Bill Ivey, Vanderbilt University, who discussed "Theorizing Folk and Country Music"; Robert Cantwell, University of North Carolina, who spoke on "The Politics of Pete"; and Millie Rahn, independent folklorist, ...

    • Contributor: Various
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2007-03-16
  • Christine Brewer discusses American song

    videorecording | 1 videorecording ; 35 min., 23 sec. | Recorded at the Library of Congress July 2-3, 2012. (General). Music specialist James Wintle from the Library of Congress interviews soprano Christine Brewer about American song. (Content). 16:9 Videorecording (Form).

    • Contributor: Brewer, Christine - Wintle, James
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2012
  • Escher String Quartet

    motion picture | 1 videorecording ; 48 min. | Coolidge Auditorium, Library of Congress, Washington, DC (Venue). November 3, 2012 (Date). Adam Barnett-Hart and Wu Jie, violins. Pierre Lapointe, viola. Dane Johansen, violoncello. (Performers). Quartet for two violins, viola and violoncello in A minor, op. 132 / Beethoven (Content). 4:3 Due to copyright restrictions, only excerpts from this item are available. (Standard Restriction). Motion ...

    • Contributor: Barnett Hart, Adam - Jie, Wu - Lapointe, Pierre - Johansen, Dane - Beethoven, Ludwig Van
    • Original Format: Film, Video
  • Manuscript Sources of Verklärte Nacht

    videorecording | videorecording ; 46 min | Wayne Shirley discusses the manuscript sources for Arnold Schoenberg's Verklärte Nacht in the Library's Whittall Collection. (Content). Recorded February 4, 2011 (Date). Speaker Biography: Wayne D. Shirley worked as a reference librarian and music specialist in the Music Division at the Library of Congress. During that time and since, he has made substantial contributions to American music ...

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Shirley, Wayne
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2011
  • Early Music at the Library: 85 Years of Performance Practice History

    videorecording | videorecording ; 3511 min | A panel discussion on early music performance at the Library of Congress. (Content). Recorded October 14, 2010 (Date). Videorecording (Form).

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Bicket, Harry - Middleton, Norman - Wintle, James - McLean, Anne E.
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2010
  • 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
  • Jazz conversation with Jim Hall

    videorecording | videorecording ; 57 min. | Recorded on March 30, 2009 (Date). Speaker Biography: Jim [James Stanley] Hall was born in Buffalo, Dec. 4, 1930. After studying composition at the Cleveland Institute of Music, Hall moved to Los Angeles where he studied classical guitar and began working with Chico Hamilton's Quintet and the Jimmy Giuffre Three. A gifted, thoughtful improviser, Hall is best ...

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Hall, Jim - Appelbaum, Larry
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2009
  • Violin Master Class with Christian Tetzlaff

    videorecording | videorecording ; 103 min | Virtuoso violinist Christian Tetzlaff conducted a violin master class at the Library for area students and teachers. (Content). Recorded November 7, 2008 (Date). Christian Tetzlaff was born in Hamburg. He began playing the violin and piano at the age of 6, and made his concert debut at 14 years old. He studied with Uwe-Martin Haiberg at the ...

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Tetzlaff, Christian
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2008
  • Shenandoah

    videorecording | From Favorites from the Song of America Tour with Thomas Hampson, baritone, and Wolfram Rieger, piano. Recorded in the Coolidge Auditorium, Washington, DC, October 28, 2010. (Source). Videorecording (Form).

    • Contributor: White, Stephen - Hampson, Thomas - Rieger, Wolfram
    • Original Format: Film, Video
  • The dodger

    motion picture | videorecording ; 8 min. | Motion Picture (Form).

    • Contributor: Shirley, Wayne D. - Copland, Aaron
    • Original Format: Film, Video