• 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
  • Capturing Sound: How Technology Has Changed Music

    Mark Katz, a professor at the Peabody Conservatory of Music at The Johns Hopkins University, discussed his book, "Capturing Sound: How Technology Has Changed Music." The event was sponsored by the Library's John W. Kluge Center, the Music Division and the Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division. According to Katz, who teaches in the Department of Musicology at the Peabody, there is more ...

    • Contributor: Katz, Mark
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2005-11-09
  • Now It Can Be Told: The Unknown Irving Berlin

    The Music Division of the Library of Congress and the American Musicological Society, in joint partnership, presented the third in a series of lectures highlighting musicological research conducted in the division's collections. Jeffrey Magee presented "Now It Can Be Told: The Unknown Irving Berlin." After Jerome Kern famously pronounced that "Irving Berlin is American music" in 1925, Berlin continued for several decades more to ...

    • Contributor: Magee, Jeffrey
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2009-03-26
  • 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 private side of the great conductor and composer. Letters by Leonard Bernstein used by permission of The Leonard Bernstein Office Inc. Special thanks to The Leonard Bernstein Office Inc. and Yale University ...

    • Contributor: Simeone, Nigel
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2013-10-29
  • ASCAP Collection concert

    videorecording | 1 videorecording ; 112 min. | Recorded in the Coolidge Auditorium of the Library of Congress on May 11, 2010. (General). 4:3 Videorecording (Form).

    • Contributor: Williams, Paul - Souther, J. D. - Bergman, Alan - Holyfield, Wayland - Alexander, Jessi - David, Hal - Hammond, Albert - Withers, Bill - American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers - Dion
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2010
  • Alexander String Quartet with Robert Greenberg

    videorecording | videorecording ; 134 min | 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 life the history, art, politics, intrigue and romance that have shaped this music. The Alexander String Quartet was formed in New York City in 1981. ...

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Greenberg, Robert
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2010
  • Jazz Conversation: Pianist, Composer Dave Brubeck

    videorecording | videorecording ; 59 min | Larry Appelbaum, Senior Music Reference Specialist with the Library of Congress, conducts a conversation with jazz pianist and composer Dave Brubeck. (Content). Recorded April 10, 2008 (Date). Speaker Biography: Dave Brubeck (b. Concord, CA, 1920) is a jazz composer, pianist and bandleader. He studied composition with Darius Milhaud, worked in both octet and trio formats, and later ...

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Brubeck, Dave
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2008
  • 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
  • Post-1800 Treasures of the Music Collection

    videorecording | videorecording ; 22 min | Kevin LaVine makes a presenation on the post-1800 items in the Music Division's collections for the Library's docent training program. (Content). Recorded December 7, 2006 (Date). Speaker Biography: Kevin LaVine is a music specialist in the Library's Music Division. (Biographical). Videorecording (Form).

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Lavine, Kevin
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2006
  • 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
  • A Conversation with Randy Newman

    Mark Horowitz talks with award-winning composer and performer Randy Newman about the creative process.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2013-11-11
  • The Gypsy Davy [illustrated]

    motion picture | 1 video ; 3 min. | Audio track taken from AFC 1941/031: AFS 4991B3 (Content). Illustrations: [Woody Guthrie, half-length portrait, seated, facing front, playing a guitar that has a sticker attached reading: This Machine Kills Fascists] / World Telegram photo by Al Aumuller. (http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/cph.3c30859) -- Gipsy Smith and other gypsies, Pittsburgh, Pa. (http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/ggbain.03099) -- Chacon, Mora County, New Mexico. Saddle horses ...

    • Contributor: Guthrie, Woody - Lomax, Alan - Langenegger, John
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1941
  • 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 light on recent discoveries including Barber's music manuscripts, sketches and correspondence. The Library of Congress is the preeminent repository for manuscripts by Barber. The composer's Hermit Songs, op. 29 were commissioned by ...

    • Contributor: Heyman, Barbara
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2012-10-02
  • Samuel Barber: The Composer and His Music

    Barbara B. Heyman discusses her book "Samuel Barber: The Composer and His Music."

    • Contributor: Heyman, Barbara B.
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2010-10-28
  • Interview with Thomas Hampson, conducted by Denise Gallo

    videorecording | 1 video, 41 minutes | Recorded in the Coolidge Auditorium at the Library of Congress, 2009. (General). Videorecording (Form).

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Hampson, Thomas - Gallo, Denise
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2009
  • John Koster: What Did Harpsichords Sound Like in 1910?

    John Koster discusses the sound of harpsichords in the early part of the 20th Century, in a companion lecture to a concert by Mahan Esfahani.

    • Contributor: Koster, John
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2010-05-29
  • [ Excerpt from An Hour with Danny Kaye, October 30, 1960]

    videorecording | The clip begins with Danny Kaye dancing while climbing stair to music. (General). The second part of the clip includes Danny Kaye performing the Sylvia Fine song "T.V.," which is an adaptation of "The Twelve Days of Chirstmas." The piece includes cut away skits of fake commercials and television programs, all starring Kaye. (General). 4:3 Videorecording (Form).

    • Original Format: Film, Video
  • Preconcert Talk: Helen Ashby & Andrew Griffiths

    Members of the Stile Antico ensemble discuss Renaissance vocal music.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2013-04-17
  • After Pearl Harbor: Music, War and the Library of Congress

    The Music Division of the Library of Congress and the American Musicological Society, in joint partnership, presented the second in a series of lectures highlighting musicological research conducted in the division's collections. Annegret Fauser discussed "After Pearl Harbor: Music, War and the Library of Congress."

    • Contributor: Fauser, Annegret
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2008-09-18
  • The English Concert

    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.

    • Contributor: The English Concert
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2010-10-14
  • Gabriel Kahane & Timothy Andres

    Composer/pianists Gabriel Kahane and Timothy Andres discuss their compositions, performing careers and collaboration at the Library of Congress. Both are leading figures in a new generation of musicians who believe in breaking down barriers between musical genres.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2013-04-05
  • 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
  • God moves on the water [illustrated]

    motion picture | 1 video ; 4 min. | Audio track taken from AFS 188 B2 (General). Photographs and drawings from Library of Congress online resources. (General). Photos used: [Photograph of front page of The world 16 April 1912 headlining the sinking of the Titanic] (http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/cph.3c16257) -- Survivors struggle to get away from the Titanic in this artist's conception (http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/cph.3c16256) -- TANIC life boats ...

    • Contributor: Washington, Lightnin - Lomax, John A. (John Avery) - Lomax, Alan
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1864
  • The Mind of an Artist

    videorecording | videorecording ; 67 min | 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. Kubovy and Shatin discuss evidence that music does indeed have a semantic element, and offer examples of how composers embody extra-musical elements in their compositions. ...

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Kubovy, Michael - Shatin, Judith
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2009
  • Miro ́ Quartet with Ricardo Morales

    motion picture | 1 videorecording ; 92 min. | Coolidge Auditorium, Library of Congress, Washington, DC (Venue). December 18, 2012 (Date). String Quartet in G major, D. 887 / Schubert -- Clarinet Quintet in B minor for clarinet, two violins, viola and violoncello, op. 115. (Content). Daniel Ching and William Fedkenheuer, violins. John Largess, viola. Joshua Gindele, violoncello. Ricardo Morales, clarinet. (Performers). 4:3 Motion ...

    • Contributor: Schubert, Franz - Brahms, Johannes - Miro ́ String Quartet - Morales, Ricardo (Clarinetist)
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2012-12-18