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  • The Saiyuki Trio with Rudresh Mahanthappa

    "Sound magic" from a trio whose name means "Journey to the West." French jazz guitarist Nguyen Le studied visual arts and philosophy before working with artists like Ornette Coleman, Ray Charles, and Mauricio Kagel. Influences from Jimi Hendrix to the traditional music of Vietnam meld harmonies from East and West to paint an Asia without borders.

    • Contributor: Various
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2012-02-24
  • The New Deal Legacy and Contemporary Scholarship, Part 1

    The "New Deal" Franklin Delano Roosevelt had promised the American people began to take shape immediately after his inauguration on March 4, 1933. The multi-faceted social, cultural and fiscal recovery program aimed to reform and reinvigorate national life, and to end the Great Depression. Many New Deal administrators believed that art could be a part of the daily lives of all Americans, not just ...

    • Contributor: Various - Brannan, Beverly W. - Birney, Alice L. (Alice Lotvin) - Breiseth, Christopher Neri - Camp, Charles - Clark, Robert William - Cleary, Beth M. - Cole, John Young - Dimunation, Mark G. - Gottesman, Laura - Kalin, Andrea - Katzman, Laura - Kazin, Michael - Kerst, Catherine Hiebert - McDannell, Colleen - Morgan, Mindy J. - Peatross, C. Ford - Rachleff, Peter J. - Remsberg, Rich - Sapoznik, Henry - Tidwell, John Edgar - Wiltsey, Tom - Zvonchenko, Walter - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress) - Library of Congress - National New Deal Preservation Association - United States. National Archives and Records Administration
    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 2008-03-14
  • We Write the Songs: ASCAP Concert 2012

    The Library hosted the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) Foundation for its annual event "We Write the Songs," a night of songwriters performing their own tunes and telling the stories behind their creations. Performers included Terri Nunn, Ray Parker Jr., Irving Burgie, Stephen Bishop, Melanie, Dan Foliart, Dino Fekaris, Chris Stapleton, Stephen Schwartz, Valerie Simpson (of Ashford & Simpson fame) and ...

    • Contributor: Various
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2012-05-15
  • Chamber Music in 1750 Berlin

    A lecture with live musical performances from Caitlin McSherry, violin; Daniel Boomhower, violin; Daniel McCarthy, viola; Emily Cantrell, viola; Gozde Yasar, cello; and Daniel Walshaw, theorbo.

    • Contributor: Various
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2012-04-05
  • On the Nature of Celebrity: Franz Liszt, Niccolo Paganini & Lady Gaga

    A panel discussion on the nature of musical celebrity throughout the ages, featuring Mathieu Deflem of the University of South Carolina, Denise Gallo of the Library of Congress Music Division and Robert Aubrey Davis of WETA.

    • Contributor: Various
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2011-10-19
  • In Concert: Paolo Pandolfo & Thomas Boysen

    Paolo Pandolfo (viola da gamba) and Thomas Boysen (theorbo/Baroque guitar) play in a dazzling program of Renaissance improvisations and celebrated works by Sainte-Colombe and Marin Marais.

    • Contributor: Various
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2011-02-26
  • Preconcert Talk: George & Gregory Walker

    Pulitzer Prize-winning composer George Walker discusses his music with his son, violinist Gregory Walker, and Nicholas A. Brown of the Music Division. Gregory Walker performs the the world concert premiere of George's Bleu, for unaccompanied violin (2012). Gregory's performance marks the debut of the Library of Congress' "Oberlin Betts," and exact copy of the Library's "Betts" violin by Antonio Stradivari, Cremona, 1704. This pre-concert ...

    • Contributor: Various
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2013-04-20
  • ASCAP 2013: We Write the Songs

    The Library of Congress hosted the annual ASCAP "We Write the Songs" concert that celebrates the Library's partnership with the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers, a non-profit organization that handles licensing and royalties for songwriters. Performers included Paul Williams, Alan Bergman, the Carolina Chocolate Drops, Jim Weatherly, Siedah Garrett, Charles Strouse and Liz Calloway.

    • Contributor: Various
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2013-05-14
  • Founder's Day Concert Featuring the Music of Morton Subotnick

    The Library hosted a concert featuring the music of Morton Subotnik. "Trembling," an early foray into "Ghost" electronics, is the opener for the world premiere of a new Subotnick work, a 30 minute opera without words. Conceived for Joan La Barbara, "the queen of vocal experimentation" (The Wire), it's an extraordinary aural and visual experience: the composer's voice interacts with and controls the Buchla ...

    • Contributor: Various
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2012-11-09
  • Seeger Tribute: Charles Seeger and Ruth Crawford Seeger

    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 Betty Auman of the Library's Music Division, who discussed "Seeger Materials in the Library of Congress Music Division"; Judith Tick, Northeastern University, who talked about "Ruth Crawford Seeger's Legacy"; ...

    • Contributor: Various
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2007-03-16
  • The Musical Worlds of Victor Herbert: Concert

    An intimate concert sampling Herbert's operetta classics, including "Babes in Toyland," "Naughty Marietta," and moments from the Ziegfield Follies. Rediscover an important composer and cellist who influenced Antonín Dvořák, and later, great American musical theater figures like Irving Berlin and the Gershwins. Hosted by the Library's Loras John Schissel with William Hicks (music director/pianist), Rebecca Luker (vocalist), Ron Raines (vocalist), Aaron Lazar (vocalist), Korliss ...

    • Contributor: Various
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2012-12-03
  • New Deal Resources: Preserving the Legacy, Part 1

    The "New Deal" Franklin Delano Roosevelt had promised the American people began to take shape immediately after his inauguration on March 4, 1933. The multi-faceted social, cultural and fiscal recovery program aimed to reform and reinvigorate national life, and to end the Great Depression. Many New Deal administrators believed that art could be a part of the daily lives of all Americans, not just ...

    • Contributor: Various - Brannan, Beverly W. - Birney, Alice L. (Alice Lotvin) - Breiseth, Christopher Neri - Camp, Charles - Clark, Robert William - Cleary, Beth M. - Cole, John Young - Dimunation, Mark G. - Gottesman, Laura - Kalin, Andrea - Katzman, Laura - Kazin, Michael - Kerst, Catherine Hiebert - McDannell, Colleen - Morgan, Mindy J. - Peatross, C. Ford - Rachleff, Peter J. - Remsberg, Rich - Sapoznik, Henry - Tidwell, John Edgar - Wiltsey, Tom - Zvonchenko, Walter - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress) - Library of Congress - National New Deal Preservation Association - United States. National Archives and Records Administration
    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 2008-03-13
  • Men, Let's Sing: Choral Music For Men's Voices

    Preceding the Cantus concert was a panel discussion titled "Men, Let's Sing: Choral Music for Men's Voices" in a program sponsored by the Music Division. Panelists for the preconcert presentation were Frank Albinder, director of the Washington Men's Camerata; Ann Meier Baker, president of Chorus America; and Gunilla Marcus-Luboff and the Library's Robert Saladini, co-developers of the Library of Congress Series of Choral Music, ...

    • Contributor: Various
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2007-03-30
  • Arditti Master Class

    Master class for Maryland's Aeolus Quartet, given by members of the Arditti String Quartet.

    • Contributor: Various
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2012-04-09
  • Seeger Tribute: (1) Pete, Mike and Peggy Seeger and (2) Performing the Seegers

    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." For session one, "Another Generation of Seegers: Pete, Mike and Peggy Seeger," panelists were Todd Harvey, American Folklife Center, speaking on "Seeger Collections at the American Folklife Center Archive" Jeff Place, ...

    • Contributor: Various
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2007-03-16
  • We Write the Songs: Celebrating the ASCAP Collection

    The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) Foundation staged "We Write the Songs" at the Coolidge Auditorium, a night of songwriters performing their own tunes and telling the stories behind their creations. Performers included performers were: Paul Williams, Jackie DeShannon, Billy Steinberg, Tom Kelly, Barry Eastmond, Freddie Jackson, Dean Kay, Bruce Broughton, Brett James, Gordie Sampson, Hillary Lindsey, Lyle Lovett and Hal ...

    • Contributor: Various
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2011-05-10
  • National Anthem Remix Panel Discussion

    The Library's stacks include a trove of arrangements of our national anthem, including Stravinsky's "The Star-Spangled Banner," and "Ode to the Star-Spangled Banner" by Ferde Grofé. This panel discusses the history and value of revamping one of our most provocative songs. Panelists include Matt Spivey (vice president of artistic operations, Baltimore Symphony Orchestra), Loras John Schissel (music division, Library of Congress), Neil Grauer (assistant ...

    • Contributor: Various
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2014-09-18
  • Founder's Day Concert: Party Like It's 1587

    A tribute to Elizabeth Sprague Coolidge's commitment to fostering performance of Renaissance music in the United States, this evening's triple bill sampled some of the most popular trends and performance styles from the period. The party begins as combined brass choirs of the U.S. Navy Band exult antiphonal music by Italian composers Giovanni Gabrieli and Carlo Gesualdo. On their shawms, sackbuts, dulcians, bagpipes and ...

    • Contributor: Various
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2013-10-30
  • Dance & Democracy: Politics & Protest, World War I Through the Cold War

    In 1927 Isadora Duncan declared "I See America Dancing"--a reference to Walt Whitman's poem "I Hear America Singing" envisioning dance as a powerful tool for cultural expression. The exhibit Politics and the Dancing Body explores how American choreographers between World War I through the Cold War used dance to celebrate American culture, to voice social protest, and to raise social consciousness. The exhibition also ...

    • Contributor: Various
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2012-03-08
  • Seeger Tribute: Pete, Mike and Peggy Seeger with the Short Sisters in concert

    The Library of Congress is 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." The symposium culminated in a concert with Mike, Peggy and Pete Seeger with the Short Sisters.

    • Contributor: Various
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2007-03-16
  • Koussevitzky's Legacy: A Conversation with Members of the Koussevitzky Board

    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.

    • Contributor: Various
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2014-05-02
  • La Risonanza

    The La Risonanza ensemble -- made up of Fabio Bonizzoni, Yetzabel Arias Fern&aactue;ndez, Matthew Jennejohn, Carlo Lazzaroni, Rossella Croce, Claudia Combs, Gianni de Rosa, Caterina Dell'Agnello and Davide Nava -- perform works of Vivaldi and Handel.

    • Contributor: Various
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2012-11-29
  • Irving Fine Partita for Wind Quintet

    "The President's Own" U.S. Marine Band Woodwind Quintet performs the Partita for Wind Quartet by Irving Fine as part of the Library's celebration of the composer's centenary.

    • Contributor: Various
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2014-12-02
  • A Celebration of Max Roach

    Library staff and the family of Max Roach came to the Library to celebrate the pioneering jazz drummer, composer, educator and activist. The program included an overview of the recently acquired Max Roach papers and a glimpse at some of its rare treasures. Participating in the event were Roach's wife Janus Adams, his children Daryl, Maxine, Raoul, Dara and Ayo, and poet Sonia Sanchez.

    • Contributor: Various
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2014-01-27
  • ASCAP 2014: We Write the Songs

    The Library's annual ASCAP concert featuring: Jon Batiste, Alan Bergman, Josh Kear, Randy Newman, Carly Simon, Narada Michael Walden with Shelea Frazier, Jimmy Webb and Heart's Ann and Nancy Wilson.

    • Contributor: Various
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2014-05-16