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  • Drago Ensemble Concert

    videorecording | videorecording ; 49 min | Drago, Russia's preeminent Romani (Gypsy) ensemble, presented a lunchtime concert. (Content). Recorded April 27, 2009 (Date). The Drago Ensemble takes its name from the word "drag," which means dear or beloved person in both the Romani and Romanian languages. Drago was founded in February 2007 by a group of like-minded Saint Petersburg artists and musicians. Each of ...

    • Contributor: Library of Congress
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2009
  • The Paganini Project with Peter Sheppard Skærved

    Polymathic and ever-curious British violinist Peter Sheppard Skærved delves into the Library's fascinating Niccolò Paganini collection. Examining posters, playbills, letters, manuscripts and memorabilia collected by Paganini himself, he reveals how the virtuoso created his own mystique as a violinist and musical innovator. From his "Secret Red Book" containing recipes, prescriptions, tour dates, a laundry list and financial notes, to clues about the virtuoso's alleged ...

    • Contributor: Sk&Aelig - Rved, Peter Sheppard
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2012-06-06
  • Conversation with Morton Subotnick

    motion picture | 1 videorecording ; 45 min. | Whithall Pavillion, Library of Congress, Washington, DC (Venue). November 9, 2012 (Date). 16:9 Motion Picture (Form).

    • Contributor: Subotnick, Morton
    • 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
  • 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
  • Death & the Civil War: Drew Gilpin Faust & Ric Burns

    In conjunction with the landmark exhibit The Civil War in America, the Library presented Harvard University President Drew Gilpin Faust in conversation with filmmaker Ric Burns for this commemoration of the Civil War Sesquicentennial. Sen. Elizabeth Warren introduced the event, which explored how death in the Civil War permanently transformed the character of American society. The program featured a clip from the PBS documentary ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2013-02-27
  • Managing Stress and Enhancing Wellness with Music Therapy

    A discussion in association with the American Music Therapy Association.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2010-05-15
  • [Performance of Bach's Chaconne on "Castelbarco" 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 1697, and is known as the "Castelbarco." (General). Videorecording (Form). Videorecording ...

    • Contributor: Kitchen, Nicholas - Bach, Johann Sebastian
    • Original Format: Film, Video
  • Samuel Barber: Serendipitous Discoveries

    Barbara Heyman discussed the life and music of American composer Samuel Barber (1910-1981), focusing on how inscriptions and quotations on primary source material reveal striking aspects of his compositional approach. Heyman shed light on recent discoveries including Barber's music manuscripts, sketches and correspondence. The Library of Congress is the preeminent repository for manuscripts by Barber. The composer's Hermit Songs, op. 29 were commissioned by ...

    • Contributor: Heyman, Barbara
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2012-10-02
  • Great conversations: the conductors: James Conlon

    videorecording | 1 digibeta videotape; duration: 55 min., 45 sec. | In a series of three one-on-one discussions, the Russian-born Mstislav Rostropovich, Indian-born Zubin Mehta, and James Conlon, a native of New York City, converse about leadership and inspiration on the podium, their views about the influence of European classical music on American music, and the influence of American popular music on other cultures. ...

    • Contributor: Peter Rosen Productions, Inc - Istomin, Eugene - Conlon, James - Rosen, Peter - Warshaw, Hilan
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2005
  • A fireside chat with Gunther Schuller

    videorecording | 1 videorecording ; 56 min. | Whittall Pavilion, Library of Congress (Venue). December 16, 2005 (Date). Pre-concert interview (General). Videorecording (Form).

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Schuller, Gunther - Vita, Susan - Schissel, Loras J.
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2005
  • 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
  • Night

    videorecording | 1 videorecording ; 3 min., 42 sec. | 16:9 Videorecording (Form).

    • Contributor: Brewer, Christine - Rutenberg, Craig
    • Original Format: Film, Video
  • 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
  • Post-1800 Treasures of the Music Collection

    videorecording | videorecording ; 22 min | Kevin LaVine makes a presenation on the post-1800 items in the Music Division's collections for the Library's docent training program. (Content). Recorded December 7, 2006 (Date). Speaker Biography: Kevin LaVine is a music specialist in the Library's Music Division. (Biographical). Videorecording (Form).

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Lavine, Kevin
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2006
  • [ Excerpt from "Musical Comedy Tonight II," February 11, 1981]

    videorecording | Segment 1: Sylvia Fine explains the history behind the 1941 musical "Lady in the Dark" by Moss Hart, Ira Gershwin, and Kurt Weill. (General). Segment 2: Danny Kaye, Lynn Redgrave, and other cast members reenact the circus scene from the original production of "Lady in the Dark." (General). 4:3 Videorecording (Form).

    • Original Format: Film, Video
  • George Crumb & David Starobin

    A conversation with composer George Crumb on his American Songbooks cycle with a longtime friend, Bridge Records producer David Starobin.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2011-04-28
  • 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
  • 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
  • Allen Toussaint & Larry Appelbaum

    Prior to a concert by Allen Toussaint and Henry Butler at the Library of Congress, Toussaint sat for an interview with Larry Appelbaum about his hit records, life in the recording studios, the New Orleans piano tradition, Professor Longhair, the challenges of songwriting and producing and the impact of Hurricane Katrina.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2007-11-07
  • The Dexter Gordon Collection at the Library of Congress

    Considered one of the world's greatest tenor saxophonists, jazz legend Dexter Gordon (1923-1990) was once quoted as saying, "Jazz to me is a living music. It's a music that since its beginning has expressed the feelings, the dreams, hopes, of the people." The Library of Congress has taken steps to ensure the survival of Gordon's musical heritage by acquiring more than a thousand items ...

    • Contributor: Gordon, Maxine
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2010-04-16
  • Review

    videorecording | 1 videorecording ; 5 min., 41 sec. | 16:9 Videorecording (Form).

    • Contributor: Brewer, Christine - Rutenberg, Craig - Dougherty, Celius
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2012
  • 10,000 Intimate Friends: Leonard Bernstein's Life in Letters

    Musicologist Nigel Simeone speaks about his new book, "The Leonard Bernstein Letters," including 650 letters spanning Bernstein's adolescence to the end of his life that provide a rare glimpse into the more private side of the great conductor and composer. Letters by Leonard Bernstein used by permission of The Leonard Bernstein Office Inc. Special thanks to The Leonard Bernstein Office Inc. and Yale University ...

    • Contributor: Simeone, Nigel
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2013-10-29
  • Daniel Hope and Jeffrey Kahane

    motion picture | 1 videorecording ; 85 min. | Coolidge Auditorium, Library of Congress, Washington, DC (Venue). October 12, 2012, 8:00 PM (Date). Daniel Hope, violin. Jeffrey Kahne, piano. (Performers). Sonata for violin and piano, op. posth. / Maurice Ravel -- Violin Sonata no. 1 in G major, op. 78 / Johannes Brahms -- Compare Notes / Nico Muhly -- Sonata in F major, ...

    • Contributor: Hope, Daniel - Kahane, Jeffrey - Muhly, Nico - Ravel, Maurice - Mendelssohn Bartholdy, Felix - Brahms, Johannes
    • Original Format: Film, Video
  • America the beautiful [illustrated]

    motion picture | 1 video ; 3 min. | Audio track from Victor 19242-A as found on the LOC Jukebox (http://www.loc.gov/jukebox/recordings/detail/id/9509) (Content). Illustrations: Victor 19242-A record label (http://www.loc.gov/jukebox/recordings/detail/id/9509) -- Rolls of hay dot the landscape of rural Virginia (http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/highsm.13875) -- Distant view of Colorado Springs, Colorado, in which the red rocks of the Garden of the Gods state park jut up from the landscape ...

    • Contributor: Shannon Quartet - Ward, Samuel - Bates, Katherine Lee
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1924