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  • America the beautiful [illustrated]

    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
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1924
  • Dangerous Music: Suckers, Firestarters, & Cultural Anarchists, Oh My!

    Norman Middleton and Jessica Krash discuss "dangerous classical music" and marketing, examine the relation between high art and popular art and the mental and emotional intensity of classical music, and journey to the dark side with a discussion of arson and murder associated with heavy metal music and the highly controversial and contemporary issue of music and torture.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2009-11-06
  • Violin Master Class with Christian Tetzlaff

    videorecording | videorecording ; 103 min | Virtuoso violinist Christian Tetzlaff conducted a violin master class at the Library for area students and teachers. (Content). Recorded November 7, 2008 (Date). Christian Tetzlaff was born in Hamburg. He began playing the violin and piano at the age of 6, and made his concert debut at 14 years old. He studied with Uwe-Martin Haiberg at the ...

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Tetzlaff, Christian
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2008
  • La Risonanza

    motion picture | 1 videorecording ; 105 min. | Coolidge Auditorium, Library of Congress, Washington, DC (Venue). November 29, 2012 (Date). Yetzabel Arias Fernandez, soprano. Fabio Bonizzoni, Artistic Director, harpsichord. Marco Brolli, flute. Carlo Lazzaroni, Rosella Croce and Claudia Combs, violin. Gianni de Rosa, viola. Caterina Dell'Agnello, violoncello. Vanni Moretto, contrabass. (Performers). Dorrilla in Tempe: Sinfonia, RV 709 -- Concerto for violin and cello ...

    • Contributor: Bonizzoni, Fabio - Arias Ferna ́Ndez, Yetzabel - Vivaldi, Antonio - Handel, George Frideric - Bach, Johann Sebastian
    • Original Format: Film, Video
  • 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
  • CMA Songwriters Series 2011

    Clint Black, Patty Loveless and Tim Nichols and Bob DiPiero headline an intimate evening of country music presented jointly with the Country Music Association.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2011-11-16
  • Pre-Concert Conversation with Jefferson Friedman

    Jefferson Friedman and members of the Chiara String Quartet discuss Friedman's Library of Congress commission. The Chiara String Quartet is renowned for innovative approaches to chamber music masterworks and a commitment to new compositions for string quartet.

    • Contributor: Friedman, Jefferson
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2014-12-05
  • Conversation: Olli Kotekangas & Norman Scribner

    videorecording | videorecording ; 56 min | Composer Olli Kortekangas and Norman Scribner, artistic director of The Choral Arts Society of Washington discuss the composer's new work, "Seven Songs for Planet Earth," which has been described as "a statement about our relationship to the natural world and our human duty to respect and nurture our planet -- a universal message for all to understand ...

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Kortekangas, Olli - Scribner, Norman
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2011
  • Homo-Musicus: How Music Began

    Ellen Dissayanake discusses "Homo Musicus: How Music Began." The universally observed interaction between mothers and infants, commonly and even dismissively called "baby talk," is composed of proto-aesthetic, temporally-organized elements that Dissayanake suggests are the origin of human music. Because infants are born ready to engage in these encounters and to prefer their visual, vocal and gestural components to any other sight or sound, one ...

    • Contributor: Dissayanake, Ellen
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2008-10-17
  • Pre-Concert Lecture: The Violin

    motion picture | 1 videorecording ; 55 min. | Whithall Pavillion, Library of Congress, Washington, DC (Venue). December 18, 2012 (Date). 4:3 Motion Picture (Form).

    • Contributor: Schoenbaum, David
    • Original Format: Film, Video
  • The sound of Broadway music - A conversation with Jonathan Tunick

    videorecording | videorecording : 149 min. | Recorded in the Coolidge Auditourium, Library of Congress, Washington DC. (Venue). Recorded on May 6, 2009 at 5 PM. (Date). Videorecording (Form).

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Tunick, Jonathan
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2009
  • 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
  • Michael Feinstein Celebrates Songs of America

    Musician Michael Feinstein introduces the Library's new Songs of America website.

    • Contributor: Feinstein, Michael
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2014-02-03
  • Wednesday is Indigo Blue: How Synesthesia Speaks to Creativity

    Neurologist Richard Cytowic rediscovered the involuntary joining of different senses in 1980 and returned it to the scientific mainstream. In his recent book, "Wednesday is Indigo Blue," Cytowic sums up 30 years of exploration into synesthesia's place in both science and art. Far from a mere curiosity, it is an elevated form of the perception everyone already has. Minds that function differently are not ...

    • Contributor: Cytowic, Richard
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2009-10-30
  • ASCAP 2013: We Write the Songs

    The Library of Congress hosted the annual ASCAP "We Write the Songs" concert that celebrates the Library's partnership with the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers, a non-profit organization that handles licensing and royalties for songwriters. Performers included Paul Williams, Alan Bergman, the Carolina Chocolate Drops, Jim Weatherly, Siedah Garrett, Charles Strouse and Liz Calloway.

    • Contributor: Various
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2013-05-14
  • California here I come [illustrated]

    motion picture | 1 video ; 3 min. | Audio track from Victor 19261-A as found on the Library of Congress Jukebox (General). Pictures used: Washington, D.C. Snow-covered cars and broken limbs felled by a storm (http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/fsa.8b37438) -- Westward Ho! (http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/cph.3b32810) -- View from Twin Peaks, Aug. 1, 1929 (http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/cph.3c02728) -- In the heart of modern Chinatown, San Francisco, Calif. (http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/cph.3b44570) -- [Unidentified house, ...

    • Contributor: Victor Records - Manhattan Merrymakers - Price, George - Desylva, G. (Buddy Gard) - Meyer, Joseph - Jolson, Al
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1924
  • 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
  • Touching History - Pianos in Perspective

    Dr. Frank P. Baer, curator of historic instruments at the German National Museum, Nuremberg, and fortepianist Ludwig Semerjian from Quebec, shared their experience of a journey into the land of the forgotten sound. The event was presented in collaboration with the Orchestre de la Nouvelle France and SMW World of Sound.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2009-04-30
  • Swing along [illustrated]

    motion picture | 1 video ; 4 min. | Audio track taken from Edison 80313 as found on the Library of Congress site African-American Band Music & Recordings, 1883-1923. (General). Photos taken from Library of Congress online collections. (General). Photos used: The Leaders at the cake walk (http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/cph.3a52183 ) -- [Nine African American women, full-length portrait, seated on steps of a building at Atlanta ...

    • Contributor: Cook, Will Marion - Orpheus Quartet
    • Original Format: Film, Video
  • I had myself a true love

    videorecording | 1 videorecording ; 4 min., 44 sec. | Recorded in the Coolidge Auditorium of the Library of Congress July 2-3, 2012. 16:9 Videorecording (Form).

    • Contributor: Brewer, Christine - Rutenberg, Craig - Arlen, Harold - Mercer, Johnny
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2012
  • Russian-American jazz summit featuring Cyril Moshkow and Larry Appelbaum

    videorecording | videorecording ; 62 min. | 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. (Content). Recorded on September 30, 2009 ...

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Appelbaum, Larry - Moshkow, Cyril
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2009
  • [ Excerpt from "Musical Comedy Tonight," October 1, 1979]

    videorecording | Sylvia Fine explains the history of the musical "Good News." She also plays and sings the opening number at the piano. (General). 4:3 Videorecording (Form).

    • Original Format: Film, Video
  • Jazz Conversation: Argentine Pianist and Composer Guillermo Klein

    videorecording | videorecording ; 49 min | Argentine pianist and composer Guillermo Klein talks with Library of Congress music specialist Larry Appelbaum. (Content). Recorded February 29, 2008 (Date). Speaker Biography: In the early 1990s, pianist, composer and bandleader Guillermo Klein moved from his native Argentina to Boston to study at the Berklee School of Music. He spent the remainder of that decade in New ...

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Klein, Guillermo - Appelbaum, Larry
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2008
  • 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. The Miller Flute Collection contains nearly 1,700 flutes and other wind instruments, statuary, iconography, books, music, trade catalogs, tutors, patents and other materials mostly related to the flute. It includes both Western ...

    • Contributor: Higgins (White Crow), Barry D.
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2012-11-28
  • Birth of a Star

    videorecording | Featurette compilation of three Educational Pictures short subjects: "Getting an eyeful," "Cupid takes a holiday," and "Dime a Dance." (General). MAVIS record number: 14208-1-1833922-1 (General). 4:3 Videorecording (Form).

    • Original Format: Film, Video