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  • 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
  • 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
  • Chakavak Ensemble Performs Persian Classical Music

    The Chakavak Ensemble showcased examples of Persian classical music at the Library of Congress's Coolidge Auditorium. Under the direction of Dr. Nader Majd, the eight member ensemble performed on traditional Iranian instruments such as the tar, kamancheh, santur, zarb,setar, as well as the violin and cello. The concert was in celebration of Nowruz (New Day) the first day of the Iranian solar year (March ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2005-03-29
  • 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
  • The New Deal Legacy and Contemporary Scholarship, Part 2

    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
  • Stevie Wonder Performs "Sketches of a Life"

    Singer/songwriter Stevie Wonder, the awardee of the second Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song, premieres "Sketches of a Life," a sprawling, hybrid pop-classical concerto, written between 1976 and 1994. The work was unveiled through a commission for the Library of Congress in the Coolidge Auditorium.

    • Contributor: Wonder, Stevie
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2009-02-23
  • 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
  • Danny Kaye Website Launch

    At an evening celebration on March 19, the Library launched a website featuring 2,000 items from its Danny Kaye and Sylvia Fine Collection.

    • Contributor: Speakers, Various
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2013-03-19
  • 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
  • Korean Culture Art Program and Concert

    Musicians and artists from around the world traveled to participate in a program acknowledging and celebrating traditional Korean music, which includes the use of 17 instruments. The event is sponsored by the Korean Team of the Asian Division, the Asian Division Friends Society, Music Division, American Folklife Center, the Korea Foundation, and the KORUS House at the Embassy of the Republic of Korea.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2009-10-29
  • Music in the Lincoln White House

    Music scholars and Library curators discuss music in the Lincoln White House. Presented in cooperation with the White House Historical Association.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2013-02-09
  • CMA Songwriters Series: Bob DiPiero, Brett James, Little Big Town, Lori McKenna

    Platinum-selling country quartet Little Big Town and country songwriters Brett James, Lori McKenna and Bob DiPiero kick off the new Country Music Association (CMA) Songwriters concert series at the Library of Congress.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2010-12-04
  • 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
  • Dance Treasures of the Music Division

    Elizabeth Aldrich makes a docent training presentation on the dance treasures of the Library's Music Division.

    • Contributor: Aldrich, Elizabeth
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2006-12-07
  • 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
  • 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
  • A Conversation with Morton Subotnick

    Morton Subotnick discussed his musical works in a conversation prior to the Library's annual Founder's Day Concert.

    • Contributor: Subotnick, Morton
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2012-11-09
  • 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
  • Seeger Tribute: Welcome, Introduction and Keynote Address

    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." Neil Rosenberg, professor emeritus at Memorial University of Newfoundland, delivered the keynote address titled "Family Values, Seeger Style." In his lecture, Rosenberg discussed the underlying forces, motifs and themes that recurred ...

    • Contributor: Rosenberg, Neil
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2007-03-16
  • Celebrating Rumi: An Evening of Mevlana Celaleddin Rumi's Poetry and Sufi Music with Whirling Dervishes

    The Library's African and Middle Eastern Division and the Music Division co-sponsored a poetry and music program with the Turkish Embassy titled "Celebrating Rumi: An Evening of Mevlana Celaleddin Rumi's Poetry and Sufi Music with Whirling Dervishes." This was the first of several programs which launched the UNESCO's International Year of Rumi in the United States. Rumi who lived in the 13th century wrote ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2007-03-14
  • Pre-Concert Conversation with Nico Muhly & Daniel Hope

    Violinist Daniel Hope and pianist Jeffrey Kahane join composer Nico Muhly for a pre-concert conversation.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2012-10-12
  • 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
  • Pre-Concert Lecture: Fabio Bonizzoni

    Fabio Bonizzoni was interviewed by Daniel Boomhower prior to a concert at the Library of Congress.

    • Contributor: Bonizzoni, Fabio
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2012-11-29