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  • Dunham Technique: Fourth position contractions

    Dunham Technique: Fourth position contractions

    In 2002, with funds from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, the Library of Congress undertook the documentation of Katherine Dunham's dance technique. Included in this website are clips on breathing; contractions; fall and recovery; pull-through contraction or full body roll; second position plié with footwork; second position plié with parallel stretch in fourth position; second position plié with contraction and release variations; advanced second ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
  • [ Danny Kaye speaks at a news conference for The White House Conference on Youth and Children, April, 1960, part 1]

    [ Danny Kaye speaks at a news conference for The White House ...

    videorecording | 4:3 Videorecording (Form).

    • Original Format: Film, Video
  • Dunham Technique:  Breathing

    Dunham Technique: Breathing

    With funds from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, the Library of Congress undertook the documentation of Katherine Dunham's dance technique during 2001-2003. Included in this website are clips on breathing; contractions; fall and recovery with body roll; pull-through contraction or full body roll; second position plié with footwork; second position plié with parallel stretch in fourth position; second position plié with contraction and release ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
  • Great conversations: the conductors: James Conlon

    Great conversations: the conductors: James Conlon

    videorecording | 1 digibeta videotape; duration: 55 min., 45 sec. | In a series of three one-on-one discussions, the Russian-born Mstislav Rostropovich, Indian-born Zubin Mehta, and James Conlon, a native of New York City, converse about leadership and inspiration on the podium, their views about the influence of European classical music on American music, and the influence of American popular music on other cultures. ...

    • Contributor: Peter Rosen Productions, Inc - Istomin, Eugene - Conlon, James - Rosen, Peter - Warshaw, Hilan
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2005
  • What a time [illustrated]

    What a time [illustrated]

    motion picture | 1 video ; 2 min. | Photographs and drawings from Library of Congress online resources. (General). Audio track taken from AFS 7044 A1 (General). Photos used: Members of an artillery unit stand by and check their equipment while the convoy takes a break (http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/cph.3c33629 ) -- [Adolf Hitler, 1889-1945, in staff hq. on west front, examining map with his high command] ...

    • Contributor: Golden Gate Quartet - Willis, Laurence James
    • Original Format: Film, Video
  • Reflections on the Mendelssohn Bicentenary

    Reflections on the Mendelssohn Bicentenary

    videorecording | videorecording ; 71 min | 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. (Content). Recorded February 19, 2009 (Date). Speaker Biography: Hailed in the New York Times as "the dean ...

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Todd, R. Larry
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2009
  • 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
  • Mazouk from "L'Ag'Ya"

    Mazouk from "L'Ag'Ya"

    Originally recorded on 16mm at various performances between 1943-1944, the film contains sections of Dunham works Tropics (6 minutes), with Miss Dunham as the Woman with the Cigar; Son (2 minutes); Rara tonga (4 minutes); Rhumba Jive (2 minutes), title also given as Rumba with a Little Jive Mixed In); Choros #1 (2 minutes); Batacuda (1 minute); Bolero (1 minute); L'Ag'Ya (10 minutes) Market ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
  • Sing to me, sing

    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
  • Miro´ Quartet with Ricardo Morales

    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
  • Cupid Takes a Holiday

    Cupid Takes a Holiday

    videorecording | 35mm black and white film | 4:3 Videorecording (Form).

    • Original Format: Film, Video
  • Choros

    Choros

    This clip is from a 1960 television production titled Karibische Rhythmen. Regie: Gunther Hassert, filmed in Vienna by WDR Fernsehen, Cologne, Germany. (Source Note).

    • Original Format: Film, Video
  • Vignettes: Letters from George to Evelyn from the private papers of a World War II bride

    Vignettes: Letters from George to Evelyn from the private pap...

    videorecording | 1 videorecording ; 19 min., 9 sec. | Recorded in the Coolidge Auditorium of the Library of Congress July 2-3, 2012. (General). 16:9 Videorecording (Form).

    • Contributor: Brewer, Christine - Rutenberg, Craig - Smith, Alan Louis
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2012
  • The  wreck of the Old 97 [illustrated]

    The wreck of the Old 97 [illustrated]

    motion picture | 1 video ; 3 min. | Audio track from AFC 1928/002: AFS 18997 (Content). Illustrations: View of Locomotive No. 17 heading northbound about 1.4 miles north of Orbisonia, on the narrow-gauge main line (http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/hhh.pa1798/photos.355882p) -- [Empire State Express, Utica, N.Y.] (http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/det.4a19581) -- The fastest time on record (http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/cph.3b17702) -- [C H & D (i.e., Cincinnati, Hamilton, and Dayton) train wreck below ...

    • Contributor: Lewey, Fred J. - Gordon, Robert Winslow
    • Original Format: Film, Video
  • Pétro

    Pétro

    Katherine Dunham describes a traditional Haitian Pétro dance. (Content). A Visit with Katherine Dunham, a film by D.A. Pennebaker, Chris Hegedus, Patricia Kerr Ross with David Dawkins © Pennebaker Associates, Inc. Filmed in Haiti in 1983. (Copyright). A Film by Chris Hegedus and D. A Pennebaker Used by permission of Pennebaker-Hegedus Films 262 W. 91st Street New York, NY 10024 (Copyright Notice). A Film ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
  • Dunham Technique: Leg swings with two circles

    Dunham Technique: Leg swings with two circles

    In 2002, with funds from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, the Library of Congress undertook the documentation of Katherine Dunham's dance technique. Included in this website are clips on breathing; contractions; fall and recovery; pull-through contraction or full body roll; second position plié with footwork; second position plié with parallel stretch in fourth position; second position plié with contraction and release variations; advanced second ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
  • Balla Kouyaté and World Vision

    Balla Kouyaté and World Vision

    Balla Kouyaté and World Vision of Massachusetts perform Malian music and songs at the Library of Congress, April 28, 2010. videorecording | videorecording ; 68 min | The performers refer to the language used as "Mandinka." (Content). Homegrown Concert Series. (Source). April 28, 2010. (Date). Videorecording (Form).

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Balla Kouyaté and World Vision - Kouyate?, Balla - Demba, Adjaratou
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2010
  • Max Morath interview with Betty Auman and Loras Schissel, 2005-10-05

    Max Morath interview with Betty Auman and Loras Schissel, 200...

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Morath, Max - Auman, Elizabeth H. - Schissel, Loras J.
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2005-10-05

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  • Alan Lomax : Your ballad man

    Alan Lomax : Your ballad man

    motion picture | videorecording ; 6 min. | Motion Picture (Form).

    • Contributor: Harvey, Todd - Lomax, Alan
    • Original Format: Film, Video
  • Dime a Dance

    Dime a Dance

    videorecording | 35mm black and white film | "June Allyson is a cashier in a dance hall and her friend Imogene Coca wants to get a job there as a dance hostess. June advises her she needs to first make herself attractive to men,and gives her a book on the subject. But Imogene, by mistake, picks up the wrong book and reads one on ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1937
  • [ Excerpt from "Here Comes Peter Cottontail," 1971]

    [ Excerpt from "Here Comes Peter Cottontail," 1971]

    videorecording | Danny Kaye as Seymour Sassafras introduces the story in the opening scene. (General). 4:3 Videorecording (Form).

    • Original Format: Film, Video
  • [ Excerpt from "Musical Comedy Tonight," October 1, 1979]

    [ 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
  • Happiness is a thing called Joe

    Happiness is a thing called Joe

    videorecording | 1 videorecording ; 4 min., 18 sec. | 16:9 Videorecording (Form).

    • Contributor: Brewer, Christine - Rutenberg, Craig - Arlen, Harold - Harburg, E. Y. (Edgar Yipsel)
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2012
  • Michael Feinstein on Musicals & Songs at the Library of Congress, Series 1 – Rodgers & Hammerstein, Episode 4 - Cinderella

    Michael Feinstein on Musicals & Songs at the Library of Congr...

    motion picture | 1 videorecording ; 5 min. | 16:9 Motion Picture (Form).

    • Contributor: Feinstein, Michael
    • Original Format: Film, Video
  • Pamela Frank and friends

    Pamela Frank and friends

    motion picture | 1 videorecording ; 95 min. | Coolidge Auditorium, Library of Congress, Washington, DC (Venue). October 10, 2012 (Date). Pamela Frank and Alexander Simionescu, violin. Dmitri Murrath and Nokuthula Ngwenyama, viola. Peter Wiley and Edward Arron, violoncello. (Performers). Miniatures, op. 75a(1887)/Antonín Dvořák -- Verkla ̈rte Nacht, op.4 / Arnold Schoenberg -- Sextet in B-flat major, op. 18 / Johannes Brahms (Content). 16:9 Motion ...

    • Contributor: Frank, Pamela - Simionescu, Alexander - Murrath, Dmitri - Ngwenyama, Nokuthula - Wiley, Peter - Arron, Edward - Dvořák, Antonín - Schoenberg, Arnold - Brahms, Johannes
    • Original Format: Film, Video
  • Composer John Adams Reads from His Autobiography

    Composer John Adams Reads from His Autobiography

    videorecording | videorecording ; 64 min | Pulitzer Prize-winning American composer John Adams will read from his autobiography, "Hallelujah Junction." (Content). Recorded May 14, 2010 (Date). Speaker Biography: As a composer, conductor, and creative thinker, Adams occupies a unique position in the world of classical music. His works, both operatic and symphonic, stand out among contemporary classical compositions for their depth of expression, brilliance ...

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Adams, John
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2010
  • Great conversations: the composers

    Great conversations: the composers

    videorecording | 1 digibeta videotape; duration: 56 min., 4 sec. | Composers Milton Babbit, Richard Danielpour, Lowell Liebermann, George Perle, Ned Rorem, and Ellen Taaffe Zwilich join Istomin at the American Academy of Arts and Letters in New York to discuss and argue about the strong feelings and controversies surrounding modern contemporary music and the challenges that programming their music presents. The composers talk ...

    • Contributor: Peter Rosen Productions, Inc - Istomin, Eugene - Zwilich, Ellen Taaffe - Rorem, Ned - Perle, George - Lieberman, Lowell - Danielpour, Richard - Babbitt, Milton - Rosen, Peter
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2005
  • Wayne Newell and Blanch Sockabasin: Traditional Passamaquoddy Music From Maine

    Wayne Newell and Blanch Sockabasin: Traditional Passamaquoddy...

    Wayne Newell and Blanch Sockabasin perform Passamaquoddy songs and music at the Library of Congress, Septermber 16, 2009. videorecording | videorecording ; 65 min | Homegrown Concert Series. (Source). September 16, 2009. (Date). Videorecording (Form).

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Sockabasin, Blanch - Newell, Wayne - Mundell, Kathleen - Bulger, Peggy A.
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2009
  • Samuel Barber: The Composer and His Music

    Samuel Barber: The Composer and His Music

    videorecording | videorecording ; 53 min | Barbara B. Heyman discusses her book "Samuel Barber: The Composer and His Music." (Content). Recorded October 28, 2010 (Date). Speaker Biography: Musicologist and editor Barbara B. Heyman has written and lectured extensively about Samuel Barber. (Biographical). Videorecording (Form).

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Heyman, Barbara
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2010
  • The  dodger

    The dodger

    motion picture | videorecording ; 8 min. | Motion Picture (Form).

    • Contributor: Shirley, Wayne D. - Copland, Aaron
    • Original Format: Film, Video
  • Natasinh Dancers

    Natasinh Dancers

    Natasinh Dancers of Iowa perform Lao dance, music, and songs at the Library of Congress, July 26, 2006. videorecording | videorecording ; 75 min | Homegrown Concert Series. (Source). July 26, 2006. (Date). Videorecording (Form).

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Lao Natasinh Dance Troupe of Iowa
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2006
  • Sprinkle coal dust on my grave [illustrated]

    Sprinkle coal dust on my grave [illustrated]

    motion picture | 1 video ; 3 min. | Audio Track taken from Library of Congress LP L60. (General). Photos taken from Library of Congress online collections (General). Coal miner. Cherokee County, Kansas (http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/fsa.8b27588) -- Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (vicinity). Montour no. 4 mine of the Pittsburgh Coal Company (http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/fsa.8d09850) -- Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (vicinity). Montour no. 4 mine of the Pittsburgh Coal Company. Coal miner at ...

    • Contributor: Jenks, Orville J. - Korson, George Gershon
    • Original Format: Film, Video
  • The  Beehive Band: Mormon String Band music from Utah

    The Beehive Band: Mormon String Band music from Utah

    The Beehive Band: Mormon String Band music from Utah perform at the Library of Congress, April 24, 2008. videorecording | videorecording ; 66 | Homegrown Concert Series. (Source). April 24, 2008. (Date). Videorecording (Form).

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Beehive Band
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2008
  • We write the Songs: ASCAP Concert 2012

    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
  • Conversation with Morton Subotnick

    Conversation with Morton Subotnick

    motion picture | 1 videorecording ; 45 min. | Whithall Pavillion, Library of Congress, Washington, DC (Venue). November 9, 2012 (Date). 16:9 Motion Picture (Form).

    • Contributor: Subotnick, Morton
    • Original Format: Film, Video
  • Booth killed Lincoln [illustrated]

    Booth killed Lincoln [illustrated]

    motion picture | 1 video ; 2 min. | Audio track taken from AFS 9512 B1 (General). Photographs and drawings from Library of Congress online resources. (General). Photos Used: [Miss Margot Mayo and Miss Deska of American Square Dance Group of New York City and Bascom Lamar Lunsford (center), director of the Mountain Music Festival, Asheville, North Carolina] (http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/ppmsc.00452 ) -- John Wilkes Booth ...

    • Contributor: Lunsford, Bascom Lamar - Emrich, Duncan
    • Original Format: Film, Video
  • General William Booth enters into Heaven

    General William Booth enters into Heaven

    videorecording | Videorecording (Form).

    • Contributor: Homer, Sidney - Lindsay, Vachel - Hampson, Thomas - Rieger, Wolfram
    • Original Format: Film, Video
  • Haiti Fieldwork, 1936

    Haiti Fieldwork, 1936

    motion picture | Duration: 0:56:22 | Filmed in 1936 in Haiti on 16mm by Katherine Dunham, this clip shows traditional dance. The film also includes footage of La Citadelle; cockfighting; Mardi Gras in Port-au-Prince; Descaillets, Vodun Center; and possession by the Vodun god Damballa. (Content). Motion Picture (Form).

    • Original Format: Film, Video
  • Dunham Technique:  Contractions

    Dunham Technique: Contractions

    In 2002, with funds from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, the Library of Congress undertook the documentation of Katherine Dunham's dance technique. Included in this website are clips on breathing; contractions; fall and recovery; pull-through contraction or full body roll; second position plié with footwork; second position plié with parallel stretch in fourth position; second position plié with contraction and release variations; advanced second ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
  • Merita Halili and the Raif Hyseni Orchestra  Albanian Music from New York

    Merita Halili and the Raif Hyseni Orchestra Albanian Music f...

    videorecording | videorecording | Library of Congress (Venue). June 19, 2008 (Date). Videorecording (Form).

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Halili, Merita - Raif Hyseni Orchestra
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2008
  • [Performance of Bach's Chaconne on "Brookings" violin]

    [Performance of Bach's Chaconne on "Brookings" violin]

    videorecording | Violinist Nicholas Kitchen recorded Bach's Chaconne on 5 violins in the Library of Congress's collections to compare the sounds in March, 2007. Recording was made at the Library of Congress by the Information Technologies Services division. (General). The violin that is being performed was made by Nicolo Amati in Cremona in 1654, and is known as the "Brookings." (General). Videorecording (Form). Videorecording ...

    • Contributor: Kitchen, Nicholas - Bach, Johann Sebastian
    • Original Format: Film, Video
  • Review

    Review

    videorecording | 1 videorecording ; 5 min., 41 sec. | 16:9 Videorecording (Form).

    • Contributor: Brewer, Christine - Rutenberg, Craig - Dougherty, Celius
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2012
  • Shenandoah

    Shenandoah

    videorecording | From Favorites from the Song of America Tour with Thomas Hampson, baritone, and Wolfram Rieger, piano. Recorded in the Coolidge Auditorium, Washington, DC, October 28, 2010. (Source). Videorecording (Form).

    • Contributor: White, Stephen - Hampson, Thomas - Rieger, Wolfram
    • Original Format: Film, Video
  • Reverb

    Reverb

    Reverb performs a capella songs at the Library of Congress, February 7, 2007. videorecording | videorecording ; 62 min | Homegrown Concert Series. (Source). February 7, 2007. (Date). Videorecording (Form).

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Reverb (Vocal Group)
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2007
  • Interview with Guillermo Klein

    Interview with Guillermo Klein

    videorecording | 1 videorecording ; 49 min. | Whittall Pavilion, Library of Congress (Venue). February 29, 2008 (Date). Videorecording (Form).

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Klein, Guillermo - Appelbaum, Larry
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2008
  • Concert: Gautier Capuçon & Gabriela Montero

    Concert: Gautier Capuçon & Gabriela Montero

    videorecording | videorecording ; 97 min | An exciting musical partnership born under the aegis of the legendary Martha Argerich: her Venezuelan protégé and the brilliant young French cellist, two of the most exciting young performers of today. (Content). Recorded November 9, 2010 (Date). Gautier Capuçon is a renowned French cellist. (Biographical). Gabriela Montero is a Venezuelan-American pianist. (Biographical). Videorecording (Form).

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Capuçon, Gautier - Montero, Gabriela
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2010
  • Martinique Fieldwork, 1936

    Martinique Fieldwork, 1936

    motion picture | Duration: 0:40:16 | Filmed in 1936 in Martinique by Katherine Dunham, this clip shows a pregnant woman dancing a traditional Martinican dance. The film is a compilation of travel and dance footage in Martinique and Jamaica. The footage of Martinique features scenes of the capital of Fort de France as well as the towns of Saint Pierre and Vauclin. The dance ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
  • Danny Kaye, Korea/baseball/Dena

    Danny Kaye, Korea/baseball/Dena

    videorecording | 16mm color film | This film shows Kaye visiting G.I.s in Korea, a baseball game between Boston and Pittburgh teams, and Kaye's daughter Dena with a playmate. (Print viewed). (General). From: Home Movies (General). 4:3 Videorecording (Form).

    • Original Format: Film, Video
  • Katherine Dunham on the use of the foot in Dunham Technique

    Katherine Dunham on the use of the foot in Dunham Technique

    In this series of clips recorded in September 2002, Katherine Dunham speaks about her influence on American dance; dance anthropology; her anthropological films; Shango; L'Ag'Ya; the Mazouk from L'Ag'Ya; the need for a Dunham Technique; breathing in Dunham Technique; the circle of energy; the concept of the "pole through the body" in Dunham Technique; the hand in Dunham Technique; the position of the arm ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
  • ASCAP Collection Concert

    ASCAP Collection Concert

    videorecording | videorecording ; 112 min | The stories of, and back stories behind, several beloved songs were laid out for a most entertained audience May 11th 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 ...

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Williams, Paul - Souther, J.D. - Bergman, Alan - Holyfield, Wayland - Alexander, Jessi - David, Hal - Hammond, Albert - Withers, Bill
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2010
  • Stevie Wonder Performs "Sketches of a Life"

    Stevie Wonder Performs "Sketches of a Life"

    videorecording | videorecording ; 55 min | 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. (Content). Recorded February 23, 2009 (Date). Born in Saginaw, Michigan ...

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Wonder, Stevie
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2009
  • [ Excerpt from "Musical Comedy Tonight II," February 11, 1981]

    [ Excerpt from "Musical Comedy Tonight II," February 11, 1981]

    videorecording | Danny Kaye and Sylvia Fine tell stories of the original 1941 production of "Lady in the Dark." (General). Danny Kaye sings "Tchaikovsky and other Russians" from "Lady in the Dark" accaompanied by Sylvia Fine at the piano. (General). 4:3 Videorecording (Form).

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

    The sound of Broadway music - A conversation with Jonathan T...

    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
  • Hear, O Israel: Yiddish-American Radio 1925-1955

    Hear, O Israel: Yiddish-American Radio 1925-1955

    videorecording | 1 videorecording; 57 min | Benjamin Botkin Lecture Series. (Source). October 14, 2009. (Date). Videorecording (Form).

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Sapoznik, Henry
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2009
  • Force and Violins What the FBI had on Folksingers

    Force and Violins What the FBI had on Folksingers

    videorecording | videorecording; 50 min | Benjamin Botkin Lecture Series. (Source). March 19, 2008. (Date). Videorecording (Form).

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Dunaway, David King
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2008
  • Ag’ya, Martinique Fieldwork, 1936

    Ag'ya, Martinique Fieldwork, 1936

    motion picture | Duration: 0:52:21 | Filmed in Martinique by Katherine Dunham in1936 on 16mm, this clip features the combat dance ag'ya. The film is a compilation of travel and dance footage in Martinique and Jamaica. The footage of Martinique features scenes of the capital of Fort de France as well as the towns of Saint Pierre and Vauclin. The dance footage includes extensive ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
  • Swing along [illustrated]

    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
  • The  sound of Broadway music - Great Broadway orchestrators discussed by people who knew them and worked with them

    The sound of Broadway music - Great Broadway orchestrators d...

    videorecording | videorecording : 107 min. | Recorded in the Coolidge Auditourium, Library of Congress, Washington DC. (Venue). Recorded on May 6, 2009 at 1:30 PM. (Date). Videorecording (Form).

    • Contributor: Library of Congress
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2009
  • Performing early American song

    Performing early American song

    motion picture | videorecording ; 15 min. | Motion Picture (Form).

    • Contributor: Baird, Julianne - Wintle, James
    • Original Format: Film, Video
  • Amuma Says No: Traditional and Contemporary Basque Music from Idaho

    Amuma Says No: Traditional and Contemporary Basque Music from...

    Amuma Says No performs traditional and contemporary Basque music and songs from Idaho at the Library of Congress, July 14, 2010. videorecording | videorecording ; 59 min | Homegrown Concert Series. (Source). July 14, 2010. Videorecording (Form).

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Amuma Says No
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2010
  • The  boatmen's dance

    The boatmen's dance

    videorecording | Copyright 1950 by The Aaron Copland Fund for Music. Copyright renewed. Boosey & Hawkes, Inc., Sole licensee. (Copyright Notice). Videorecording (Form).

    • Contributor: Copland, Aaron - Hampson, Thomas - Rieger, Wolfram
    • Original Format: Film, Video
  • Dale Jett and the Carter Singers perform a Carter Family Tribute

    Dale Jett and the Carter Singers perform a Carter Family Tribute

    Dale Jett and the Carter Singers perform a Carter Family Tribute at the Library of Congress, September 20, 2005. videorecording | videorecording ; 63 min | Homegrown Concert Series. (Source). September 20, 2005. (Date). Videorecording (Form).

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Dale Jett and the Carter Singers - Wilson, Joe - Jett, Dale - Jett, James D. - Lay, David - Lay, Linda - Sheets, Deborah Jean - Sheets, Randy - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 2005
  • Ninipo [illustrated]

    Ninipo [illustrated]

    motion picture | 1 video ; 3 min. | Audio track from Victor 18581-A as found on the Library of Congress Jukebox. (General). Photos taken from Library of Congress online collections (General). Photos used: Poag, Hawaii, volcano (http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/cph.3a18727) -- Portrait of Kaneena, a chief of the Sandwich Islands in the North Pacific Ocean (http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/cph.3c02245) -- [Scene on a pineapple plantation, with harvested pineapples, Hawaii] ...

    • Contributor: Toots Paka Hawaiian Troupe
    • Original Format: Film, Video
  • Uri Caine Trio

    Uri Caine Trio

    videorecording | videorecording ; 101 min | The Uri Caine Trio performs at the Atlas Performing Center in Washington, D.C. (Content). Recorded May 22, 2010 (Date). Admired for original compositions and reinventions, jazz pianist and composer Uri Caine brings an eclectic array of disciplines and influences to his music. His classical and jazz training and his poetic sense combine in ambitious hybrids that are ...

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Caine, Uri
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2010
  • Martinique Fieldwork, 1936

    Martinique Fieldwork, 1936

    motion picture | Duration: 0:23:09 | Filmed in Martinique by Katherine Dunham in 1936, this clip shows women performing a traditional dance. The film is a compilation of travel and dance footage in Martinique and Jamaica. The footage of Martinique features scenes of the capital of Fort de France as well as the towns of Saint Pierre and Vauclin. The dance footage includes extensive ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
  • Barrelhouse

    Barrelhouse

    This clip was originally recorded on 16mm in 1941. The remaining sections of Dunham works on this film were captured between 1943 and 1944 and include Tropics (6 minutes), with Miss Dunham as the Woman with the Cigar; Son (2 minutes); Rara Tonga (4 minutes); Rhumba Jive (2 minutes), title also given as Rumba with a Little Jive Mixed In); Choros #1 (2 minutes); ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
  • Northern Neck Chantey Singers

    Northern Neck Chantey Singers

    videorecording | videorecording ; 17 min | Forms part of Legends and Legacies: Remembering Archie Green (Source). 4:3 Videorecording (Form).

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Northern Neck Chanty Singers
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2009
  • [ Excerpt from "The Danny Kaye Show," November 20, 1963]

    [ Excerpt from "The Danny Kaye Show," November 20, 1963]

    videorecording | The closing monologue by Danny Kaye to the audience. (General). 4:3 Videorecording (Form).

    • Original Format: Film, Video
  • Holocaust Cantata: Songs from the Camps

    Holocaust Cantata: Songs from the Camps

    videorecording | videorecording ; 71 min | The Master Chorale of Washington, in partnership with the Library of Congress Veterans History Project, presented the "Holocaust Cantata: Songs from the Camps," a work based on the songs and letters written by Nazi concentration camp prisoners. The cantata, composed and conducted by Donald McCullough, stands as a tribute to the victims and survivors of the Holocaust. ...

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - McCullough, Donald
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2005
  • [Joshua Rifkin in an interview with Denise Gallo]

    [Joshua Rifkin in an interview with Denise Gallo]

    videorecording | 1 digital video file (54 min., 42 sec.) : sd., col. | Title supplied by cataloger. Interviewer: Denise Gallo; pianist/conductor: Joshua Rifkin. Recorded in the Recording Laboratory, Motion Picture Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division, Library of Congress, Sept. 5, 2006. (Venue). Courtesy of Joshua Rifkin. (Copyright Notice). In an interview with Denise Gallo, Library of Congress, pianist/conductor Joshua Rifkin discusses his musical ...

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Rifkin, Joshua - Gallo, Denise P.
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2006
  • La  Risonanza

    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
  • Beethoven: The Universal Composer

    Beethoven: The Universal Composer

    videorecording | videorecording ; 45 min | 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 ...

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Morris, Edmund
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2005
  • A  Talk with Sebastian Currier

    A Talk with Sebastian Currier

    videorecording | videorecording ; 34 min | Composer Sebastian Currier talks about his new work ("Xenakis Remix," performed later that evening) and his career. (Content). Recorded May 6, 2011 (Date). Speaker Biography: Sebastian Currier is the 2007 recipient of the prestigious Grawemeyer Award. Heralded as "music with a distinctive voice" by the New York Times and as "lyrical, colorful, firmly rooted in tradition, but ...

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Currier, Sebastian
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2011
  • American Musicalogical Society and Library of Congress joint lecture series

    American Musicalogical Society and Library of Congress joint ...

    videorecording | 1 videorecording ; 68 min. | Coolidge Auditorium, Library of Congress (Venue). March 26, 2008 (Date). Series of lectures (General). Videorecording (Form).

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Vita, Susan - Atlinson, Charles - Oja, Carol - Tick, Judith - Seeger, Michael
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2008
  • The  Teddy bears' picnic [illustrated]

    The Teddy bears' picnic [illustrated]

    motion picture | 1 video ; 3 min. | Audio track taken from Victor 16001-A as found on the Library of Congress Jukebox. (General). Illustrations: Label of recording (http://www.loc.gov/jukebox/recordings/detail/id/1509) -- Decorations for T. Roosevelt at Brussels (http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/cph.3a27565) -- [Teddy bears, made in New York, on table, in factory(?)] (http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/cph.3c08039) -- Stuffing a Teddy Bear (http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/ggbain.01533) -- Cutting out Teddy Bear skins (http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/ggbain.01534) -- Christmas ...

    • Contributor: Victor Records - Bratton, John W. (John Walter) - Pryor, Arthur
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1908
  • Sing Along with Pete Seeger

    Sing Along with Pete Seeger

    videorecording | videorecording ; 29 min | Forms part of the Seeger Family Tribute Collection (Source). Recorded at the Library of Congress (Venue). 4:3 Videorecording (Form).

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Seeger, Pete
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2007

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  • Assignment Children, Part 1

    Assignment Children, Part 1

    videorecording | 16mm color film | From original 1955: "Comedian Danny Kaye describes the work of the United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund. Shows children of India, Japan, Korea, Burma, and Thailand receiving food, vaccinations, and medical treatment from UNICEF"--Summary from title card. (General). Part 1 of the 1973 revised and extended version. (General). 4:3 Videorecording (Form).

    • Original Format: Film, Video
  • [ Danny Kaye speaks at a news conference for The White House Conference on Youth and Children, April, 1960, part 2]

    [ Danny Kaye speaks at a news conference for The White House ...

    videorecording | 4:3 Videorecording (Form).

    • Original Format: Film, Video
  • " When the Saints Go Marching In"

    " When the Saints Go Marching In"

    videorecording | videorecording ; 9 min | Forms part of Legends and Legacies: A Concert and Symposium Celebrating Joe Wilson and the NCTA Collection (Source). 4:3 Videorecording (Form).

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Sweet Heaven Kings
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2009
  • [Bob Milne in concert at the Library of Congress]

    [Bob Milne in concert at the Library of Congress]

    videorecording | 1 digital file (58 min., 52 sec.) : sd., col. | Title supplied by cataloger. Recorded in the Coolidge Auditorium, Library of Congress, October 10, 2004. (Venue). Courtesy of Bob Milne. (Copyright Notice). Plantation echos -- The Dixie queen rag -- I love to tell the story -- When you and I were young, Maggie -- Saloon medley (Contents). Courtesy of Bob ...

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Milne, Bob, Pianist - Coolidge Auditorium (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2004
  • [ Joshua Rifkin in an interview with David Sager]

    [ Joshua Rifkin in an interview with David Sager]

    In an interview with David Sager and Loras Schissel, Library of Congress, pianist/conductor Joshua Rifkin discusses and demonstrates ragtime piano music performance practice. Interview. videorecording | 1 digital video file (1 hr., 24 min., 35 sec.) : sd., col. | Title supplied by cataloger. Interviewers: David Sager, Loras Schissel; pianist: Joshua Rifkin. Recorded in the Recording Laboratory, Motion Picture Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division, ...

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Rifkin, Joshua - Sager, David - Schissel, Loras J.
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2006
  • The  sound of Broadway music - An introduction and a discussion with Sid Ramin

    The sound of Broadway music - An introduction and a discussi...

    videorecording | videorecording : 103 min. | Recorded in the Coolidge Auditourium, Library of Congress, Washington DC. (Venue). Recorded on May 6, 2009 at 10 AM. (Date). Videorecording (Form).

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Ramin, Sid - Vita, Sue
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2009
  • Dunham Technique:  Second position plié with parallel stretch in fourth position

    Dunham Technique: Second position plié with parallel stretch...

    In 2002, with funds from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, the Library of Congress undertook the documentation of Katherine Dunham's dance technique. Included in this website are clips on breathing; contractions; fall and recovery; pull-through contraction or full body roll; second position plié with footwork; second position plié with parallel stretch in fourth position; second position plié with contraction and release variations; advanced second ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
  • The  Paganini Project

    The Paganini Project

    motion picture | 1 videorecording ; 75 min. | Whithall Pavillion, Library of Congress, Washington, DC (Venue). December 15, 2012 (Date). 16:9 Motion Picture (Form).

    • Contributor: Sheppard Skærved, Peter
    • Original Format: Film, Video
  • Messiaen's Quartet for the End of Time

    Messiaen's Quartet for the End of Time

    videorecording | videorecording ; 54 min | French composer Olivier Messiaen wrote his seminal chamber work Quatuor pour la fin du temps (Quartet for the End of Time) while he was a prisoner of the German army during World War II. The first performance, given for an audience of about four hundred of his fellow prisoners of war and their prison guards in Stalag ...

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Wintle, James
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2011
  • " Justice" by Roger Reynolds

    " Justice" by Roger Reynolds

    videorecording | videorecording ; 50 min | 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 ...

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Reynolds, Roger
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2001
  • The  Lord's prayer Musical setting by Albert Hay Malotte

    The Lord's prayer Musical setting by Albert Hay Malotte

    motion picture | videorecording ; 6 min. | Motion Picture (Form).

    • Contributor: Graves, Denyce - Wintle, James - Malotte, Albert Hay
    • Original Format: Film, Video
  • The  last fierce charge [illustrated]

    The last fierce charge [illustrated]

    motion picture | 1 video ; 4 min. | Audio track taken from AFS 4214 B1 (General). Drawings from Library of Congress online resources. (General). Photos used: The Union & rebel officers taking the last drink after signing the papers of parole & exchange of prisoners, goodbye (http://www.loc.gov/pictures/item/2004661307/) -- [Soldier with blanket wrapped around shoulders] (http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/ppmsca.20254)-- Building pontoon bridges at Fredericksburg Dec. 11th (http://www.loc.gov/pictures/item/2004660225/) ...

    • Contributor: Ford, Warde
    • Original Format: Film, Video
  • Lionel Loueke Trio

    Lionel Loueke Trio

    videorecording | videorecording ; 92 min | West African harmonies and jazz rhythms are seamlessly blended by guitarist/singer/composer Lionel Loueke with Massimo Biolcati on bass and Ferenc Nemeth on drums. (Content). Recorded December 3, 2010 (Date). Speaker Biography: Originally from the small West African nation of Benin, guitarist Lionel Loueke has enjoyed a meteoric rise over the past several years. In 2008 and 2009, ...

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Loueke, Lionel
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2010
  • Benton Flippen and the Smokey Valley Boys

    Benton Flippen and the Smokey Valley Boys

    videorecording | 1 videorecording: 59 min | Homegrown Concert Series. (Source). August 17, 2005. (Date). Videorecording (Form).

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Flippen, Benton - Smokey Valley Boys - Clifton, Verlen - Brown, Paul - Bode, Frank
    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 2005
  • [ Danny Kaye conducting the Boston Symphony Orchestra in concert, April 3, 1957]

    [ Danny Kaye conducting the Boston Symphony Orchestra in conc...

    videorecording | 4:3 Videorecording (Form).

    • Original Format: Film, Video
  • Rain has fallen

    Rain has fallen

    videorecording | From Favorites from the Song of America Tour with Thomas Hampson, baritone, and Wolfram Rieger, piano. Recorded in the Coolidge Auditorium, Washington, DC, October 28, 2010. (Source). Courtesy of G. Schirmer, Inc., www.schirmer.com (Copyright Notice). Videorecording (Form).

    • Contributor: Barber, Samuel - Joyce, James - Hampson, Thomas - Rieger, Wolfram
    • Original Format: Film, Video
  • [ Danny Kaye and Vicki Carr visit troops on the USS Hancock during the Vietnam War, March/April 1966]

    [ Danny Kaye and Vicki Carr visit troops on the USS Hancock d...

    videorecording | 4:3 Videorecording (Form).

    • Original Format: Film, Video
  • Tom Mauchahty-Ware with Thomas Ware, III and Chester Tieyah, Jr. Kiowa and Comanche Music and Dance

    Tom Mauchahty-Ware with Thomas Ware, III and Chester Tieyah, ...

    videorecording | videorecording ; 16 min | Forms part of Legends and Legacies: A Concert and Symposium Celebrating Joe Wilson and the NCTA Collection (Source). 4:3 Videorecording (Form).

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Mauchahty Ware, Tom - Ware, Tom - Tieyah, Chester
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2009
  • Haiti, 1932-1937

    Haiti, 1932-1937

    This clip, from Fred Allsop's private collection, shows boys performing a scissors dance during Mardi Gras in Haiti. Originally recorded on 8mm, the film includes other Mardi Gras celebrations including parades with floats, men and women wearing elaborate costumes and masks, and a stilt dancer. (Content).

    • Contributor: Allsop, Fred
    • Original Format: Film, Video
  • Dunham Technique:  "Mahi"

    Dunham Technique: "Mahi"

    In 2002, with funds from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, the Library of Congress undertook the documentation of Katherine Dunham's dance technique. Included in this website are clips on breathing; contractions; fall and recovery; pull-through contraction or full body roll; second position plié with footwork; second position plié with parallel stretch in fourth position; second position plié with contraction and release variations; advanced second ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
  • Four interviews with Ragheb Moftah by Raymond Stock

    Four interviews with Ragheb Moftah by Raymond Stock

    videorecording | 1 video recording : digital, 4 3/4 in. | Interviews Conducted at Library of Congress, Cairo Office (Venue). Part of the Library of Congress World Heritage Series, 1996-1997. (General). Courtesy of Laurence Moftah (Copyright Notice). Videorecording (Form).

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Moftah, Ragheb - Stock, Raymond T. - Moftah, Laurence
    • Original Format: Film, Video
  • Moscow Sretensky Monastery Choir

    Moscow Sretensky Monastery Choir

    motion picture | 1 videorecording ; 69 min. | Coolidge Auditorium, Library of Congress, Washington, DC (Venue). October 6, 2012 (Date). 4:3 Due to copyright restrictions, only excerpts from this item are available. (Standard Restriction). Motion Picture (Form).

    • Contributor: Zhila, Nikon - Moscow Sretensky Monastery Choir - Belosselskiy, Dmitry
    • Original Format: Film, Video
  • The  Ragheb Moftah Collection Demonstration and Celebration

    The Ragheb Moftah Collection Demonstration and Celebration

    videorecording | videorecording ; 72 min | 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 ...

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Youssef, His Grace Bishop - Michael, His Grace Bishop - Moftah, Laurence - Lund, Karen - Ramzy, Carolyn
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2009
  • Jonathan Larson: The Man Who Died Too Young

    Jonathan Larson: The Man Who Died Too Young

    videorecording | videorecording ; 60 mim | Mark Horowitz discusses the life and work of Jonathan Larson, composer of the hit musical "Rent." (Content). Recorded May 9, 2011 (Date). Speaker Biography: Mark Horowitz is a reference librarian in the Music Division of the Library of Congress. (Biographical). Videorecording (Form).

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Horowitz, Mark
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2011