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  • Preconcert Talk: Stephan Sänger

    Stephan Sänger, co-artistic director of Concerto Köln, discusses his work.

    • Contributor: S&Auml - Nger, Stephan
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2012-04-20
  • Depression and Creativity Symposium

    Kay Redfield Jamison, professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences and co-director of the Johns Hopkins Mood Disorders Center at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, convened a discussion of the effects of depression on creativity. Joining Jamison were two distinguished colleagues from the fields of neurology and neuropsychiatry, Dr. Terence Ketter and Dr. Peter Whybrow. The Music and the Brain series is co-sponsored ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2009-02-03
  • Irving Fine Fantasia for String Trio I. Adagio, Ma Non Troppo with Richard Wernick

    Pulitzer-winning composer Richard Wernick conducts a Master Class on 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.

    • Contributor: Wernick, Richard
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2012-11-10
  • Curtis Contemporary Music Ensemble

    videorecording | videorecording ; 88 min | Young artists from one of the nation's top conservatories celebrate the centennial of Samuel Barber. The program includes the Violin Sonata; "Dover Beach" for string quartet and baritone; "Hermit Songs" (Library of Congress commission); "Summer Music" for woodwind quintet; and, the Sonata in E-flat minor, Op. 26, for piano. (Content). Recorded March 15, 2010 (Date). Videorecording (Form).

    • Contributor: Library of Congress
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2010
  • Saving Mary: Stabat Mater Settings from Pergolesi to Poulenc

    Nicholas Alexander Brown discusses musical settings of the Catholic "Stabat Mater" text from Pergolesi to Poulenc, in conjunction with a performance by Belgian early music ensemble Vox Luminis.

    • Contributor: Brown, Nicholas A.
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2014-10-29
  • Stevie Wonder Discusses Library Commission "Sketches of a Life"

    videorecording | videorecording ; 32 min | Stevie Wonder talks to Norman Middleton of the Library's Music Division about his new Library of Congress commission, "Sketches of a Life," and his thoughts about composition and music. (Content). Recorded February 24, 2009 (Date). Speaker Biography: Born in Saginaw, Michigan in 1950, Stevie Wonder became blind shortly after birth. He learned to play the harmonica, piano ...

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Wonder, Stevie
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2009
  • Conversation with Nick Kitchen & Gunther Schuller

    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.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2011-12-17
  • 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
  • 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
  • Stevie Wonder Discusses Library Commission "Sketches of a Life"

    Stevie Wonder talks to Norman Middleton of the Library's Music Division about his new Library of Congress commission, "Sketches of a Life," and his thoughts about composition and music.

    • Contributor: Wonder, Stevie
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2009-02-24
  • CMA songwriters series: Bob DiPiero, Brett James, Little Big Town, Lori McKenna

    videorecording | 1 videorecording ; 88 min. | Recorded in the Coolidge Auditorium of the Library of Congress on Dec. 4, 2010. (General). 4:3 Videorecording (Form).

    • Contributor: Dipiero, Bob - James, Brett - Little Big Town (Musical Group) - McKenna, Lori - Country Music Association (U.S.)
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2010
  • Sing to me, sing

    videorecording | 1 videorecording ; 2 min., 15 sec. | 16:9 Videorecording (Form).

    • Contributor: Brewer, Christine - Rutenberg, Craig - Henley, W. E.
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2012
  • Motive Cello: Motivations in the Cello Sonatas of Beethoven, Brahms & Chopin

    As part of a talk preceding a performance by Daniel Müller-Schott and Simon Trpceski, David Plylar speaks about some of the relationships between musical materials in three major sonatas for cello and piano -- in essence, an introduction to motives and their motivations. Works addressed include Beethoven's Sonata in C major, op. 102/1, Brahms' Sonata in F major, op. 99 and Chopin's Sonata in ...

    • Contributor: Plylar, David
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2014-04-24
  • Does My Bow Really Need a Passport? Travels & Travails of the Modern Musician

    Musicians, policy experts, and music industry professionals discuss current issues facing musicians while traveling: ivory regulations, carry-on instrument policies and artist visas.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2014-12-18
  • Discussion: Daniels & Kellaway & the American Songbook

    videorecording | videorecording ; 59 min | The Library's Larry Appelbaum talks with musicians Eddie Daniels and Roger Kellaway on jazz and the American songbook. (Content). Recorded February 25, 2011 (Date). Speaker Biography: American tenor saxophonist and clarinetist Eddie Daniels took up alto saxophone at the age of nine, began doubling on tenor saxophone and clarinet about three years later, and attended the High ...

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Daniels, Eddie - Kellaway, Roger - Appelbaum, Larry
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2011
  • The Music of Language and the Language of Music

    In our everyday lives, language and instrumental music are obviously different things. Neuroscientist and musician Ani Patel is the author of a recent, elegantly argued offering from Oxford University Press, "Music, Language and the Brain." Oliver Sacks calls Patel a "pioneer in the use of new concepts and technology to investigate the neural correlates of music." In Patel's presentation, he discusses some of the ...

    • Contributor: Patel, Aniruddh
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2008-11-07
  • We write the Songs: ASCAP Concert 2012

    videorecording | 1 videorecording ; 137 min. | Recorded in the Coolidge Auditorium of the Library of Congress on May 15, 2012. (General). 4:3 Videorecording (Form).

    • Contributor: Williams, Paul - Nunn, Terri - Parker, Ray - Burgie, Irving - Bishop, Stephen - Melanie - Foliart, Dan - Fekaris, Dino - Stapleton, Chris (Musician) - Schwartz, Stephen - Simpson, Valerie - American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2012
  • Bernstein Meets Broadway

    The composer Leonard Bernstein once wrote that his now-famous "West Side Story" of 1957 included a plea for racial tolerance as materials reveal in the Bernstein Collection in the Music Division of the Library of Congress. This lecture traces Bernstein's composer-activism back to "On the Town" of 1944, which was his first Broadway show and grew out of a fruitful collaboration with Betty Comden, ...

    • Contributor: Oja , Carol J.
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2011-02-07
  • Writing About Music in a Time of Change

    videorecording | videorecording ; 38 min | Tim Page, Pulitzer Prize winner and chief classical music critic for The Washington Post, delivered the 2006 Louis C. Elson Memorial Lecture on "Writing About Music in a Time of Change" in a program sponsored by the Library's Music Division and John W. Kluge Center. The Louis C. Elson Memorial Fund was established at the Library of ...

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Page, Tim
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2006
  • Pre-Concert Conversation with the Calefax Reed Quintet

    A conversation with the Calefax Reed Quintet prior to their concert at the Library of Congress.

    • Contributor: Calefax Reed Quintet
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2015-02-02
  • William Schuman's Puzzling Seventh Symphony

    videorecording | videorecording ; 61 min | The Music Division of the Library of Congress and the American Musicological Society, in joint partnership, presented another in a series of lectures highlighting musicological research conducted in the division's collections. Steven Swayne of Dartmouth College discussed William Schuman's Seventh Symphony. Commissioned by the Boston Symphony Orchestra in the fall of 1954, the symphony premiered in the ...

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Swayne, Steven
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2010
  • The English Concert

    videorecording | videorecording ; 108 min | One of the world's finest period instrument orchestras comes to the Library with Alice Coote, a singer praised for her "commanding, sensual, and leonine presence" and "a voice of copper silk" in vocal and instrumental works by Dowland, Handel, Monteverdi, and Vivaldi. (Content). Recorded October 14, 2010 (Date). The English Concert, with artistic director Harry Bicket and ...

    • Contributor: Library of Congress
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2010
  • Rodgers & Hammerstein: Some Enchanted Evening

    In the fifth episode of a series of videos that explore the Rodgers and Hammerstein collections at the Library of Congress, Michael Feinstein discusses South Pacific, Mary Martin, and the beloved song "Some Enchanted Evening." Produced by special arrangement with Imagem/Williamson Music Inc.

    • Contributor: Feinstein, Michael
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2014-02-03
  • 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
  • Preconcert Talk: Helen Ashby & Andrew Griffiths

    Members of the Stile Antico ensemble discuss Renaissance vocal music.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2013-04-17