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  • 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 ...

    • Contributor: Heyman, Barbara
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2012-10-02
  • History & Reconstruction of Native American Flutes in the Dayton C. Miller Collection

    Native American instrument-maker and performer Barry D. Higgins (White Crow) explores the history and reconstruction of the diverse types of Native American flutes held in the Library's Dayton C. Miller Flute Collection. ...

    • Contributor: Higgins (White Crow), Barry D.
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2012-11-28
  • Jazz Conversation: Argentine Pianist & Composer Guillermo Klein

    Argentine pianist and composer Guillermo Klein talks with Library of Congress music specialist Larry Appelbaum.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2008-02-29
  • Alexander String Quartet with Robert Greenberg

    The Alexander String Quartet and composer-pianist-musicologist Robert Greenberg, who has been called "the Elvis of music history and appreciation" unravel the mysteries and marvels of Beethoven's String Quartet op. 130, bringing to ...

    • Contributor: Greenberg, Robert
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2010-04-17
  • 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
  • Dipper Mouth Blues

    Thomas Brothers discusses Louis Armstrong, composer of King Oliver's "Dipper Mouth Blues."

    • Contributor: Thomas Brothers
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2012-03-29
  • 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, ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2007-11-07
  • 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
  • Rodgers & Hammerstein: Introduction & Oklahoma!

    Michael Feinstein explores the music of Rodgers & Hammerstein in this first of a series of videos. The first episode introduces Rodgers & Hammerstein as two leading figures in American musical theater ...

    • Contributor: Feinstein, Michael
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2014-02-03
  • The Ragheb Moftah Collection Demonstration and Celebration

    Staff and guests gather to mark the launch of a new presentation on the Library's website on Coptic Christian chant. A demonstration of the site is given by the project curator, Carolyn ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2009-10-23
  • What the Autograph Can Tell Us: Beethoven's Sonata in E Major, Opus 109

    One of the treasures of the Library's collection of composers' autographs is the manuscript of Ludwig van Beethoven's late E major piano sonata. William Meredith presents a fascinating event with a distinguished ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2011-09-10
  • 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 ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2012-05-08
  • 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 ...

    • Contributor: Simeone, Nigel
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2013-10-29
  • Introduction to Stradivari

    An introduction to Stradivari with Peter Sheppard Skaerved, violin.

    • Contributor: Skaerved, Peter Sheppard
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2012-12-15
  • 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 ...

    • Contributor: Various
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2012-02-24
  • Salzburg Hyperion Ensemble Performing Strauss, Schoenberg & Brahms

    This ensemble of musicians from prestigious European orchestras and chamber music societies offer well-known and seldom heard chamber music, including the original sextet version of Verkl??rte Nacht.

    • Contributor: Hyperion Ensemble
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2011-02-04
  • 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 ...

    • Contributor: Various
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2012-11-09
  • A Talk with Sebastian Currier

    Composer Sebastian Currier talks about his new work ("Xenakis Remix," performed later that evening) and his career.

    • Contributor: Currier, Sebastian
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2011-05-06
  • The Mind of an Artist

    Michael Kubovy and Judith Shatin, both from the University of Virginia, discuss "The Mind of the Artist." Debate has long raged about whether and how music expresses meaning beyond its sounding notes. ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2009-03-27
  • 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