• Conversation with the Elias String Quartet

    Donald Grant, violin, and Martin Saving, viola, of the Elias Quartet, discuss their work and the music of Haydn, Kurtag, and Beethoven.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2014-03-07
  • The Many Rooms of Bach's Suites

    Daniel Boomhower discusses Bach.

    • Contributor: Boomhower, Daniel
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2012-04-28
  • Mahan Esfahani: Harpsichord Concert

    Mahan Esfahani plays Wanda Landowska's Pleyel harpsichord, featuring pieces from her 1927 concert at the Library of Congress.

    • Contributor: Esfahani, Mahan
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2010-05-29
  • 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
  • 2010 Gershwin Prize Press Conference

    Prior to receiving the third annual Gershwin Prize for Popular Song, Sir Paul McCartney was on hand for a press conference at the library. The third annual Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song is presented to Sir Paul McCartney at a special concert in the East Room of the White House on June 2, 2010, where the President and First Lady will ...

    • Contributor: McCartney, Sir Paul
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2010-06-01
  • Pianist, Vocalist and Composer Henry Butler Discusses Teaching and Performing Rhythm & Blues and Jazz

    Pianist, vocalist and composer Henry Butler discusses his life of teaching and performing rhythm and blues and jazz. He performs selected pieces on the piano that were influenced by his native New Orleans. Butler also shares his experience of losing his home from Hurricane Katrina in 2005. Interviewing Butler is the Library's Larry Appelbaum.

    • Contributor: Butler, Henry
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2007-11-01
  • David Schoenbaum: The Violin

    David Schoenbaum talks about his new book, "The Violin: A Social History of the World's Most Versatile Instrument."

    • Contributor: Shoenbaum, David
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2012-12-18
  • Treasures in the Pre-1800 General Collections of Music

    Susan Clermont makes a presentation on the Music Division's collections prio to 1800 as part of the Library's docent training.

    • Contributor: Clermont, Susan
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2006-12-07
  • Reflections on the Mendelssohn Bicentenary

    Hailed in the New York Times as "the dean of Mendelssohn scholars in the United States," R. Larry Todd shares his insights on the Mendelssohn reception in the 19th and 20th centuries and how different composers responded to his music.

    • Contributor: Todd, R. Larry
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2009-02-19
  • 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
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2008-03-14
  • Composer John Adams Reads from His Autobiography

    Pulitzer Prize-winning American composer John Adams will read from his autobiography, "Hallelujah Junction."

    • Contributor: Adams, John
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2010-05-14
  • Rodgers & Hammerstein: Manhattan & Epilogue

    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.).

    • Contributor: Feinstein, Michael
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2014-02-03
  • 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
  • Mahan Esfahani, Harpsichord Concert

    Leading international harpsichordist Mahan Esfahani played works by Kuhnau, J.S. Bach, W.F. Bach, C.P.E. Bach, Martinu and Prokofiev, in commemoration of C.P.E. Bach's 300th birthday.

    • Contributor: Esfahani, Mahan
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2014-04-04
  • 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
  • Rodgers & Hammerstein: Carousel

    In the sixth episode of a series of videos that explore the Rodgers and Hammerstein collections at the Library of Congress, Michael Feinstein examines the origins of the opening number from the hit musical Carousel, "Carousel Waltz." Produced by special arrangement with Imagem/Williamson Music Inc.

    • Contributor: Feinstein, Michael
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2014-01-03
  • Music Therapy for Alzheimer's & Post-Traumatic Stress

    Alicia Clair discusses music therapy and their affect on patients with Alzheimer's and Post-Traumatic Stress syndrome.

    • Contributor: Clair, Dr. Alicia
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2010-11-06
  • 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
  • Rodgers & Hammerstein: A Real Nice Clambake

    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.

    • Contributor: Feinstein, Michael
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2014-02-03
  • Bach & the Landowska Legacy

    Harpsichordist Skip Sempé performed on Wanda Landowska's unique Pleyel instrument and on her clavichord, speaking about her Bach performances and the Library's substantial Landowska archives.

    • Contributor: Semp&Eacute - , Skip
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2012-04-12
  • Introduction to Stradivari

    An introduction to Stradivari with Peter Sheppard Skaerved, violin.

    • Contributor: Skaerved, Peter Sheppard
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2012-12-15
  • Poets & Patriotism: The 200th Birthday of the Star-Spangled Banner

    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.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2014-07-03
  • "Justice" by Roger Reynolds

    Composer Roger Reynolds' operatic work "Justice," commissioned for the celebration of the Library's Bicentennial in 2000, was performed in the Great Hall of the Library's Jefferson Building. Written for actress, soprano, percussionist, multichannel computer sound and real-time surround sound, "Justice" is based on the Greek tragedy of Clytemnestra and Agamemnon. The text was adapted from "Aeschylus and Euripides." All three performers-actress, soprano and percussionist ...

    • Contributor: Reynolds, Roger
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2001-11-30
  • Russian-American Jazz Summit Featuring Cyril Moshkow and Larry Appelbaum

    The Open World Leadership Center and the Library of Congress Music Division cosponsored the Russian-American Jazz Summit. Conversations on the American influence in Russian Jazz were led by two world-renowned jazz experts, Russian Cyril Moshkow and American Larry Appelbaum. Both of these experts have been involved with Open World Jazz delegations.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2009-09-30
  • 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