In the ninth episode of a series of videos that explore the Rodgers and Hammerstein collections at the Library of Congress, Michael Feinstein discusses Oscar Hammerstein's research techniques, and "A Real Nice Clambake" from "Carousel." Produced by special arrangement with Imagem/Williamson Music Inc.
motion picture | 1 video ; 4 min. | Audio track taken from AFS 4214 B1 (General). Drawings from Library of Congress online resources. (General). Photos used: The Union & rebel officers taking the last drink after signing the papers of parole & exchange of prisoners, goodbye (http://www.loc.gov/pictures/item/2004661307/) -- [Soldier with blanket wrapped around shoulders] (http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/ppmsca.20254)-- Building pontoon bridges at Fredericksburg Dec. 11th (http://www.loc.gov/pictures/item/2004660225/) ...
Internationally-renowned baritone Thomas Hampson presented a special program commemorating the 200th anniversary of our national anthem. The program included American music from colonial days to the present, rare historical documents from the Library's extensive collections. Hampson was joined by the University of Michigan Alumni Chorus, Mark Clague (University of Michigan) and pianist Matthew Thompson.
motion picture | 1 video ; 3 min. | Audio track taken from AFC 1939/001 2611a1 (Content). Illustrations: Mexican migrant drinking cold drink at filling station where truck has stopped en route from Mississippi to his home in the Rio Grande Valley. He had been picking cotton in Mississippi. Neches, Texas (http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/fsa.8a27393) -- Mexican seasonal labor, contracted for by planters, picking cotton on Knowlton ...
Contributor:Suarez, José - Lomax, John A. (John Avery) - Lomax, Ruby T. (Ruby Terrill)
In the final episode of a series of ten videos that explore the Rodgers and Hammerstein collections at the Library of Congress, Michael Feinstein discusses the Rodgers & Hart collaboration that led to the hit song "Manhattan." Produced by special arrangement with Imagem/Williamson Music Inc. and Piedmont Music Co. (Carlin America, Inc.).
Robert Spano leads the Curtis Chamber Orchestra in an exclusive Washington, D.C. appearance. Violist Roberto Díaz premieres a new concerto by Jennifer Higdon, commissioned by the Library of Congress and the Curtis Institute, and Spano puts on his composer hat for a performance of his Hölderlin-Lieder. The orchestra rounds out the program with works by Prokofiev and Mozart.
Pulitzer-winning composer Richard Wernick introduces the music of American composer Irving Fine to students from the Peabody Preparatory Performance Academy for Strings. Produced in conjunction with the Library of Congress Irving Fine Centennial Festival.
videorecording | Master class conducted at the Joslyn Art Museum in Omaha, Nebraska, on May 30, 2006. (General). Courtesy of Sgt Kenneth G. Maxwell,tenor vocalist, USAF Heartland of America Band, Offutt AFB, NE. (Copyright Notice). Videorecording (Form).
Contributor:Hampson, Thomas - Maxwell, Sgt. Kenneth G.
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
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
In the third episode of a series of videos that explore the Rodgers and Hammerstein collections at the Library of Congress, Michael Feinstein examines the creative process of songwriting via "It Might as Well Be Spring" from the film "State Fair," which won an Academy Award for Best Song. Produced by special arrangement with Imagem/Williamson Music Inc.
Violinist Nicholas Kitchen of the Borromeo String Quartet and composer Gunther Schuller discuss Schuller's compositions, including String Quartet no.4, which was performed as part of the 2011 Stradivari Anniversary Concert at the Library.
Stephen and Jackie Newbould of Birmingham Contemporary Music Group join the Library's Nicholas Brown to discuss the work of the ensemble, Oliver Knussen and their unique Sound Investment commissioning scheme.
In this concert, Sherman Holmes and Brooks Long are joined by the great blues harmonica player Phil Wiggins.
Contributor:Wiggins, Phil - Holmes, Sherman - Long, Brooks - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress) - Library of Congress. Music Division - John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (U.S.). Millennium Stage
Original Format:Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection