• Conversation with the Freiburg Baroque Orchestra on Bach's Brandenburg Concertos

    Conversation with the Freiburg Baroque Orchestra on Bach's Br...

    Gottfried von der Goltz, Freiburger Barockorchester, and members of the ensemble speak with Library staff about their work and performing Bach's Brandenburg Concertos.

    • Contributor: Various
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2014-02-04
  • Harold Meltzer & William Anderson

    Harold Meltzer & William Anderson

    Harold Meltzer talks about his new work with Cygnus founder William Anderson.

    • Contributor: Various
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2012-02-03
  • Founder's Day Concert Featuring the Music of Morton Subotnick

    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
  • Tchaikovsky & Taneyev: Mentor and Protege

    Tchaikovsky & Taneyev: Mentor and Protege

    Set within the artistic milieu of the last decades of Imperial Russia, this presentation traces the lives and careers of two of that country's most influential composers: Petr Il'ich Tchaikovsky (1840-1893), and his student Sergei Ivanovich Taneyev (1856-1915) -- the former having enjoyed a worldwide celebrity during his lifetime, and the latter's reputation having been eclipsed to some degree by his more famous mentor, ...

    • Contributor: Lavine, Kevin
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2011-05-13
  • Rodgers & Hammerstein: Carousel

    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 & Technology: Ge Wang & Mark Applebaum

    Music & Technology: Ge Wang & Mark Applebaum

    In collaboration with Stanford University, Mark Applebaum and Ge Wang speak about and demonstrate their work exploring technology in music. They illuminate key issues at the intersection of art and the technologies that contribute to it.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2013-10-26
  • The Cellos of Stradivari

    The Cellos of Stradivari

    Cellists Richard Belcher, Enso String Quartet, and Steven Honigberg, along with sculptor/instrument collector Alfredo Halegua, luthier John Montgomery and Carol Lynn Ward-Bamford of the Library's Music Division presented a lecture on Stradivari's cellos preceding the Enso String Quartet Concert.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2006-12-18
  • Bach & the Landowska Legacy

    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
  • What the Autograph Can Tell Us: Beethoven's Sonata in E Major, Opus 109

    What the Autograph Can Tell Us: Beethoven's Sonata in E Major...

    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 collaborator, Malcolm Bilson, as partner. The talk and performance focuses on elements of the creative process visible in Beethoven's manuscript score, and some interesting details it can reveal about what Beethoven does ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2011-09-10
  • Meaning & Myth in Louise Talma's First Period Works

    Meaning & Myth in Louise Talma's First Period Works

    Kendra Leonard discusses meaning and myth in the first-period works of 20th century composer Louise Talma.

    • Contributor: Leonard, Kendra Preston
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2013-09-24
  • Jazz Conversation: Ron Carter & Larry Appelbaum

    Jazz Conversation: Ron Carter & Larry Appelbaum

    The Library's Larry Appelbaum talks with legendary jass bassist Ron Carter.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2012-10-17
  • The New Deal Legacy and Contemporary Scholarship, Part 1

    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
  • The Music of Language and the Language of Music

    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
  • Pre-Concert Conversation with Nico Muhly & Daniel Hope

    Pre-Concert Conversation with Nico Muhly & Daniel Hope

    Violinist Daniel Hope and pianist Jeffrey Kahane join composer Nico Muhly for a pre-concert conversation.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2012-10-12
  • Interview with José James

    Interview with José James

    The Library's Larry Appelbaum talks with singer and songwriter José James.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2012-05-12
  • Wordless Music Orchestra with Tyondai Braxton

    Wordless Music Orchestra with Tyondai Braxton

    Concert by Wordless Music with Tyondai Braxton; Caleb Burhans, conductor.

    • Contributor: Wordless Music
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2011-03-10
  • An Introduction to Irving Fine's Fantasia for String Trio with Richard Wernick

    An Introduction to Irving Fine's Fantasia for String Trio wit...

    Pulitzer-winning composer Richard Wernick introduces 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
  • Stephen Ackert: "Mein junges Leben hat ein End"

    Stephen Ackert: "Mein junges Leben hat ein End"

    Organist/harpsichordist Stephen Ackert discusses and demonstrates aspects of Sweelinck's "Mein junges Leben hat ein End" in its original keyboard version.

    • Contributor: Ackert, Stephen
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2011-02-11
  • Writing About Music in a Time of Change

    Writing About Music in a Time of Change

    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 Congress by Elson's widow, Bertha, to provide ...

    • Contributor: Page, Tim
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2006-11-30
  • Celebrating Rumi: An Evening of Mevlana Celaleddin Rumi's Poetry and Sufi Music with Whirling Dervishes

    Celebrating Rumi: An Evening of Mevlana Celaleddin Rumi's Poe...

    The Library's African and Middle Eastern Division and the Music Division co-sponsored a poetry and music program with the Turkish Embassy titled "Celebrating Rumi: An Evening of Mevlana Celaleddin Rumi's Poetry and Sufi Music with Whirling Dervishes." This was the first of several programs which launched the UNESCO's International Year of Rumi in the United States. Rumi who lived in the 13th century wrote ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2007-03-14
  • The Icelandic Edda: Myth and the Mind

    The Icelandic Edda: Myth and the Mind

    Part of the Music and the Brain series, "The Icelandic Edda: Myth and the Mind -- Wagner, Tolkien, and Beyond" is presented by Hjalmar W. Hannesson, Ambassador of Iceland; Alexander Stein, psychoanalyst; and Taru Spiegel, European Division, Library of Congress.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2010-01-28
  • Preconcert Talk: Helen Ashby & Andrew Griffiths

    Preconcert Talk: Helen Ashby & Andrew Griffiths

    Members of the Stile Antico ensemble discuss Renaissance vocal music.

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

    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
  • The New Deal Legacy and Contemporary Scholarship, Part 2

    The New Deal Legacy and Contemporary Scholarship, Part 2

    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
  • Mahan Esfahani, Harpsichord Concert

    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
  • Pianist, Vocalist and Composer Henry Butler Discusses Teaching and Performing Rhythm & Blues and Jazz

    Pianist, Vocalist and Composer Henry Butler Discusses Teachin...

    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
  • Chamber Music Concert: Daniel Hope & Jeffrey Kahane

    Chamber Music Concert: Daniel Hope & Jeffrey Kahane

    With longtime chamber music partner Jeffrey Kahane, Daniel Hope returns to the Library to open the concert season in a program of Ravel, Brahms, Muhly and Mendelssohn.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2012-10-12
  • Dipper Mouth Blues

    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
  • The Ragheb Moftah Collection Demonstration and Celebration

    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 Ramzy. With its roots in Ancient Egyptian music, Coptic Christian chant is one of the oldest liturgical genres still performed today. Drawing on the Ragheb Moftah Collection, this presentation explores some of ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2009-10-23
  • Founder's Day Concert: Party Like It's 1587

    Founder's Day Concert: Party Like It's 1587

    A tribute to Elizabeth Sprague Coolidge's commitment to fostering performance of Renaissance music in the United States, this evening's triple bill sampled some of the most popular trends and performance styles from the period. The party begins as combined brass choirs of the U.S. Navy Band exult antiphonal music by Italian composers Giovanni Gabrieli and Carlo Gesualdo. On their shawms, sackbuts, dulcians, bagpipes and ...

    • Contributor: Various
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2013-10-30
  • Remembering Argos: Life & Loss in the Funeral Odes of Franz Liszt

    Remembering Argos: Life & Loss in the Funeral Odes of Franz L...

    Franz Liszt (1811-1886) composed a set of three "Funeral Odes" between 1860 and 1866 as memorial works for members of his family. Existing in a number of different versions but still barely known, David Plylar provides an introduction to these fascinating pieces before performing them in their piano solo versions. The Library of Congress holds the holograph manuscripts of two versions of the works: ...

    • Contributor: Plylar, David
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2014-03-11
  • William Schuman's Puzzling Seventh Symphony

    William Schuman's Puzzling Seventh Symphony

    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 fall of 1960, nearly five years after ...

    • Contributor: Swayne, Steven
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2010-03-25
  • Michael Feinstein Celebrates Songs of America

    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
  • Mahan Esfahani: Harpsichord Concert

    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
  • American Ballet Theatre: 75 Years Touring the Globe

    American Ballet Theatre: 75 Years Touring the Globe

    Victoria Phillips discusses the history of the American Ballet Theatre in relation to the exhibit she curated at the Library of Congress.

    • Contributor: Phillips, Victoria
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2014-10-14
  • Irving Fine Fantasia for String Trio I. Adagio, Ma Non Troppo with Richard Wernick

    Irving Fine Fantasia for String Trio I. Adagio, Ma Non Troppo...

    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
  • In Concert: Paolo Pandolfo & Thomas Boysen

    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
  • The Mind of an Artist

    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. 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.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2009-03-27
  • History & Reconstruction of Native American Flutes in the Dayton C. Miller Collection

    History & Reconstruction of Native American Flutes in the Day...

    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
  • I'm Frozen and I Can't Play a Thing!: Stage Fright and the Brain

    I'm Frozen and I Can't Play a Thing!: Stage Fright and the Brain

    Norman Middleton recalls famous artists with the afflictions of stage fright and discusses recent research into solving the condition, through medication and altered thinking patterns that exacerbate the problem.

    • Contributor: Middleton, Norman
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2010-04-09
  • Gabriel Kahane & Timothy Andres

    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
  • On the Nature of Celebrity: Franz Liszt, Niccolo Paganini & Lady Gaga

    On the Nature of Celebrity: Franz Liszt, Niccolo Paganini & L...

    A panel discussion on the nature of musical celebrity throughout the ages, featuring Mathieu Deflem of the University of South Carolina, Denise Gallo of the Library of Congress Music Division and Robert Aubrey Davis of WETA.

    • Contributor: Various
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2011-10-19
  • Concert: Eddie Daniels, Roger Kellaway & the American Songbook

    Concert: Eddie Daniels, Roger Kellaway & the American Songbook

    "A duet of one" -- a concert with Eddie Daniels and Roger Kellaway, two jazz masters with classical leanings and an impressive command of the American Songbook.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2011-02-25
  • 2010 Gershwin Prize Press Conference

    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
  • Britten's Coolidge Commission & Shostakovich's Soviet Redemption

    Britten's Coolidge Commission & Shostakovich's Soviet Redemption

    In a pre-concert presentation, Nicholas A. Brown discusses 20th Century masters Benjamin Britten and Dimitri Shostakovich.

    • Contributor: Brown, Nicholas
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2012-11-13
  • "Taps" and Gen. Daniel Butterfield

    "Taps" and Gen. Daniel Butterfield

    In commemoration of the 150th anniversary of "Taps," Nicholas Brown (a descendant of General Daniel Butterfield, who arranged the military call) explores the origin and history of America's bugle call and the man behind it. Special appearances by Master Sergeant Allyn Van Patten, principal special bugler for U.S. Army Band "Pershing's Own," and Jari Villanueva, director, Taps for Veterans. Presented in conjunction with the ...

    • Contributor: Brown, Nicholas A.
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2013-12-16
  • The Saiyuki Trio with Rudresh Mahanthappa

    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
  • Music in the Lincoln White House

    Music in the Lincoln White House

    Music scholars and Library curators discuss music in the Lincoln White House. Presented in cooperation with the White House Historical Association.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2013-02-09
  • ASCAP 2013: We Write the Songs

    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
  • Conversation with the Elias String Quartet

    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
  • Samuel Barber: The Composer and His Music

    Samuel Barber: The Composer and His Music

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

    • Contributor: Heyman, Barbara
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2010-10-28
  • Wellness and Growth: Acoustic Medicine and Music Therapy

    Wellness and Growth: Acoustic Medicine and Music Therapy

    A discussion presented in cooperation with the American Music Therapy Association.

    • Contributor: Standley, Jayne
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2010-05-14
  • A Conversation with Morton Subotnick

    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
  • We Write the Songs: ASCAP Concert 2012

    We Write the Songs: ASCAP Concert 2012

    The Library hosted the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) Foundation for its annual event "We Write the Songs," a night of songwriters performing their own tunes and telling the stories behind their creations. Performers included Terri Nunn, Ray Parker Jr., Irving Burgie, Stephen Bishop, Melanie, Dan Foliart, Dino Fekaris, Chris Stapleton, Stephen Schwartz, Valerie Simpson (of Ashford & Simpson fame) and ...

    • Contributor: Various
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2012-05-15
  • Arditti Master Class

    Arditti Master Class

    Master class for Maryland's Aeolus Quartet, given by members of the Arditti String Quartet.

    • Contributor: Various
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2012-04-09
  • Uri Caine & Larry Appelbaum

    Uri Caine & Larry Appelbaum

    Larry Appelbaum interviewed pianist-composer Uri Caine at the Atlas Performing Arts Center, Lang Theatre in Washington, D.C.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2010-05-22
  • Stevie Wonder Discusses Library Commission "Sketches of a Life"

    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
  • Jazz Conversation: Jim Hall

    Jazz Conversation: Jim Hall

    Jazz guitarist and composer Jim Hall talks about his life in music with Larry Appelbaum, senior music reference specialist in the Library's Music Division.

    • Contributor: Hall, Jim
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2009-03-20
  • Preconcert Talk: John Adams, Zosha di Castri & Claire Chase

    Preconcert Talk: John Adams, Zosha di Castri & Claire Chase

    John Adams, Zosha di Castri and Claire Chase talk about the International Contemporary Ensemble.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2013-05-24
  • John Koster: What Did Harpsichords Sound Like in 1910?

    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
  • David Schoenbaum: The Violin

    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
  • Salzburg Hyperion Ensemble Performing Strauss, Schoenberg & Brahms

    Salzburg Hyperion Ensemble Performing Strauss, Schoenberg & B...

    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
  • Beethoven: The Universal Composer

    Beethoven: The Universal Composer

    Pulitzer Prize-winning author Edmund Morris discussed his new book, "Beethoven: The Universal Composer." The Library's Music Division cosponsored the event with the Center for the Book. Morris, a classically trained pianist, has studied Beethoven and his music for 40 years. "Of all the great composers, Beethoven is the most enduring in his appeal to dilettantes and intellectuals alike," Morris writes. "What draws them is ...

    • Contributor: Morris, Edmund
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2005-10-25
  • Olli Kotekangas & Norman Scribner

    Olli Kotekangas & Norman Scribner

    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 and contemplate."

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2011-05-16
  • Alexander String Quartet with Robert Greenberg

    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 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: Greenberg, Robert
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2010-04-17
  • Music and the Brain: Halt or I'll Play Vivaldi

    Music and the Brain: Halt or I'll Play Vivaldi

    Jacqueline Helfgott and Norman Middleton examine the use of classical music by law enforcement and other cultural institutions as social control, to quell and prevent crime. Their conversation touches on how classical music is viewed in contemporary culture, how it can be a tool for discouraging criminal activity and anti-social behavior, as well as its history as a mind-altering experience.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2009-03-13
  • Uri Caine Trio

    Uri Caine Trio

    The Uri Caine Trio perform at the Atlas Performing Center in Washington, D.C.

    • Contributor: Caine, Uri
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2010-05-22
  • Gershwin Prize Gala Dinner

    Gershwin Prize Gala Dinner

    Paul Simon receives the first annual Gershwin Prize for Popular Song during a gala dinner sponsored by the Library's Music Division.

    • Contributor: Various
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2007-05-22
  • Rodgers & Hammerstein: Do-Re-Mi

    Rodgers & Hammerstein: Do-Re-Mi

    In the eighth episode of a series of videos that explore the Rodgers and Hammerstein collections at the Library of Congress, Michael Feinstein discusses "Do-Re-Mi" from "The Sound of Music." Produced by special arrangement with Imagem/Williamson Music Inc.

    • Contributor: Feinstein, Michael
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2014-02-03
  • In Defense of Transcription

    In Defense of Transcription

    The Library celebrated the bicentennials of composers Richard Wagner and Giuseppe Verdi with lecture/recital double-bill. In the lecture, prominent Liszt scholar Alan Walker spoke about the art of arrangement as exemplified in the transcriptions and paraphrases of Franz Liszt. Perhaps the 19th century's greatest advocate at the keyboard of orchestral and operatic scores, Liszt produced a tremendous body of piano works based on the ...

    • Contributor: Walker, Alan
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2013-11-09
  • On LOCation: Dafnis Prieto Si O Si Quartet

    On LOCation: Dafnis Prieto Si O Si Quartet

    Concerts from the Library of Congress go on location at the new Atlas Performing Arts Center. Dafnis Prieto Si O Si Quartet with guest artist, Christian Howes.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2010-04-24
  • Recital: Valerie Tryon, Piano

    Recital: Valerie Tryon, Piano

    The Library celebrated the bicentennials of composers Richard Wagner and Giuseppe Verdi with lecture/recital double-bill. In the recital, Valerie Tryon performed a range of these works that draws on the Library's substantial holdings. In addition to Lisztian encounters with Verdi and Wagner, Tryon included several unique works based on the music of Mozart and Allegri.

    • Contributor: Tryon, Valerie
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2013-11-09
  • Conversation with Rosanne Cash & Natasha Trethewey

    Conversation with Rosanne Cash & Natasha Trethewey

    Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey discusses music, poetry and creativity with country musician Rosanne Cash.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2013-12-07
  • Jazz Conversation: Argentine Pianist & Composer Guillermo Klein

    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
  • New Deal Resources: Preserving the Legacy, Part 1

    New Deal Resources: Preserving the Legacy, 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: 2008-03-13
  • Jazz Conversation: Pianist, Composer Dave Brubeck

    Jazz Conversation: Pianist, Composer Dave Brubeck

    Larry Appelbaum, Senior Music Reference Specialist with the Library of Congress, conducts a conversation with jazz pianist and composer Dave Brubeck.

    • Contributor: Brubeck, Dave
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2008-04-10
  • Reflections on the Mendelssohn Bicentenary

    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
  • Finding New Perspectives on the Germania Musical Society

    Finding New Perspectives on the Germania Musical Society

    Nancy Newman presents an American Musicological Society lecture, "A Program Not Greatly to Their Credit": Finding New Perspectives on the Germania Musical Society through the American Memory Sheet Music Collection.

    • Contributor: Newman, Nancy
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2014-04-22
  • Dance & Democracy: Politics & Protest, World War I Through the Cold War

    Dance & Democracy: Politics & Protest, World War I Through th...

    In 1927 Isadora Duncan declared "I See America Dancing"--a reference to Walt Whitman's poem "I Hear America Singing" envisioning dance as a powerful tool for cultural expression. The exhibit Politics and the Dancing Body explores how American choreographers between World War I through the Cold War used dance to celebrate American culture, to voice social protest, and to raise social consciousness. The exhibition also ...

    • Contributor: Various
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2012-03-08
  • A Conversation with Randy Newman

    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
  • Preconcert Talk: David Nelson & Chaya Czernowin

    Preconcert Talk: David Nelson & Chaya Czernowin

    Composer Chaya Czernowin and Orchestra 2001 percussionist David Nelson discuss an evening concert of works by George Crumb and a Library of Congress Dina Koston and Roger Shapiro Fund for New Music commission by Czernowin, "Slow Summer Stay II: Lakes" (2012).

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2013-05-03
  • Burt Bacharach on Composing

    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 compositional process.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2012-05-08
  • Managing Stress and Enhancing Wellness with Music Therapy

    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
  • Men, Let's Sing: Choral Music For Men's Voices

    Men, Let's Sing: Choral Music For Men's Voices

    Preceding the Cantus concert was a panel discussion titled "Men, Let's Sing: Choral Music for Men's Voices" in a program sponsored by the Music Division. Panelists for the preconcert presentation were Frank Albinder, director of the Washington Men's Camerata; Ann Meier Baker, president of Chorus America; and Gunilla Marcus-Luboff and the Library's Robert Saladini, co-developers of the Library of Congress Series of Choral Music, ...

    • Contributor: Various
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2007-03-30
  • "Justice" by Roger Reynolds

    "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
  • Rodgers & Hammerstein: Manhattan & Epilogue

    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
  • Schumann Trio

    Schumann Trio

    The Schumann Trio plays works of Mozart (Trio in E-flat Major, K. 498, "Kegelstatt"), Zwilich (Romance for Violin and Piano, Library of Congress commission), Marchenerzahlungen (Op. 132) and Brahms (Clarinet Trio in A minor, op. 114, arranged for viola by Michael Tree).

    • Contributor: Trio, Schumann
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2011-03-03
  • C.P.E. Bach Sources at the Library of Congress

    C.P.E. Bach Sources at the Library of Congress

    A discussion of the C.P.E. Bach manuscripts at the Library of Congress.

    • Contributor: Boomhower, Daniel
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2014-04-04
  • Arnold Schoenberg's Creative Journey, 1897-1912

    Arnold Schoenberg's Creative Journey, 1897-1912

    The Music Division of the Library of Congress and the American Musicological Society, in joint partnership, present the fourth in a series of lectures highlighting musicological research conducted in the division's collections. Walter Frisch discusses "Arnold Schoenberg's Creative Journey, 1897-1912" in the Coolidge Auditorium.

    • Contributor: Frisch, Walter
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2009-10-28
  • Jazz Conversation: Lyricist Iola Brubeck

    Jazz Conversation: Lyricist Iola Brubeck

    Denise Gallo, Head of Acquisitions and Processing with the Library of Congress Music Division, conducts a conversation with lyricist Iola Brubeck, wife of famed jazz musician Dave Brubeck.

    • Contributor: Brubeck, Iola
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2008-04-10
  • New Deal Resources: Preserving the Legacy, Part 2

    New Deal Resources: Preserving the Legacy, Part 2

    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: 2008-03-13
  • Blue Note at 75

    Blue Note at 75

    Library music specialist Larry Appelbaum moderates a panel discussion marking the 75th anniversary of the influential jazz label, Blue Note Records. Panelists include veteran saxophonist Lou Donaldson, producer Michael Cuscuna and pianist Jason Moran.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2014-05-10
  • Stevie Wonder Performs "Sketches of a Life"

    Stevie Wonder Performs "Sketches of a Life"

    Singer/songwriter Stevie Wonder, the awardee of the second Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song, premieres "Sketches of a Life," a sprawling, hybrid pop-classical concerto, written between 1976 and 1994. The work was unveiled through a commission for the Library of Congress in the Coolidge Auditorium.

    • Contributor: Wonder, Stevie
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2009-02-23
  • Concert: Pamela Frank & Friends

    Concert: Pamela Frank & Friends

    A concert with Pamela Frank and Alexander Simionescu, violin; Dmitri Murrath and Nokuthula Ngwenyama, viola; Peter Wiley and Edward Arron, cello. Works performed included Dvorak Miniatures, Op. 75a, Schoenberg "Verklaerte Nacht" and Brahms String Sextet No. 1, Op. 18.

    • Contributor: Various
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2012-10-10
  • ASCAP Collection Concert

    ASCAP Collection Concert

    The stories of, and back stories behind, several beloved songs were laid out for a most entertained audience May 11 as the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) Foundation brought forward an evening of songs sung by ASCAP's member songwriters at the Library of Congress Coolidge Auditorium. The offering the second annual "We Write the Songs" event held at the Library in ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2010-05-11
  • Gretchen Parlato & Gerald Clayton Interviewed

    Gretchen Parlato & Gerald Clayton Interviewed

    Larry Appelbaum of the Library's Music Division talks with musicians Gretchen Parlato and Gerald Clayton.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2011-12-02
  • A Fiddler's Tale

    A Fiddler's Tale

    Annette Kaufman, pianist and art collector, discussed "A Fiddler's Tale: How Hollywood and Vivaldi Discovered Me," a book she co-wrote with her husband, violinist and art collector Louis Kaufman.

    • Contributor: Kaufman, Annette
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2003-07-31
  • Pre-Concert Lecture: Stephen Hartke

    Pre-Concert Lecture: Stephen Hartke

    Composer Stephen Hartke talks about his new piece.

    • Contributor: Hartke, Stephen
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2011-05-20
  • The Musical Worlds of Victor Herbert: A Conversation with Alyce Mott

    The Musical Worlds of Victor Herbert: A Conversation with Aly...

    Victor Herbert is the grandfather of American musical theater, founder of the organization that protects the rights of composers (ASCAP), and the creator of some of America's best loved classics. He set the stage for the legendary creators of Broadway, making the work of Irving Berlin, Rodgers and Hammerstein, and Stephen Sondheim possible.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2012-12-03
  • Editing & Performing the Music of C.P.E. Bach

    Editing & Performing the Music of C.P.E. Bach

    Paul Corneilson and Mark Knoll of the Packard Humanities Institute discuss the music of C.P.E. Bach, in commemoration of the composer's 300th birthday.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2014-04-05