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  • 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
  • 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
  • Preconcert Talk: Stephan Sänger

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

    • Contributor: S&Auml - Nger, Stephan
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2012-04-20
  • My days have been so wondrous free

    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: Hopkinson, Francis - Parnell, Thomas - Hampson, Thomas - Rieger, Wolfram
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1775
  • 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
  • Ronen Givony & Tyondai Braxton

    Wordless Music founder and artistic director Ronen Givony and composer Tyondai Braxton discuss their work.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2011-03-10
  • 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
  • Don't blame me

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

    • Contributor: Graves, Denyce - Wintle, James - Fields, Dorothy - McHugh, Jimmy
    • Original Format: Film, Video
  • 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
  • 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
  • Rebel Music: Race, Empire & the New Muslim Youth Culture

    Hisham D. Aidi discusses his widely acclaimed new book that examines how hip-hop, jazz and reggae play crucial roles in the global Muslim youth culture.

    • Contributor: Aidi, Hisham D.
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2014-09-25
  • Tchaikovsky & Taneyev: Mentor and Protégé

    videorecording | videorecording ; 45 min | 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 ...

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Lavine, Kevin
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2011
  • Mahan Esfahani, Harpsichord Concert

    Leading international harpsichordist Mahan Esfahani played works by Kuhnau, J.S. Bach, W.F. Bach and C.P.E. Bach in commemoration of C.P.E. Bach's 300th birthday.

    • Contributor: Esfahani, Mahan
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2014-04-04
  • [ Excerpt from "Look-In at the Metropolitan Opera," April 10, 1975]

    videorecording | In this segment, Danny Kaye interacts with the children in the audience getting them to sing and clap, he shows the behind-the-scenes views of the opera house, and introduces the entire MET production team. (General). 4:3 Videorecording (Form).

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

    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
  • 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
  • African-American Spirituals of the Civil War

    A panel discussion on African-American spirituals of the Civil War.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2013-03-30
  • Stew

    In a special appearance, Stew discusses his career as a playwright, songwriter, poet and lyricist. Adrien-Alice Hansel talks with him about the song lyric as poem and as a dramatic text, and takes a look at some interesting recent projects -- his song cycle "Brooklyn Omnibus" and a new show written for the 2014 Oregon Shakespeare Festival, "Family Album."

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2014-10-23
  • This is what the union done [illustrated]

    motion picture | 1 video ; 5 min. | Audio track from AFS 12010 (General). Photographs from the LOC online collection (General). Franklin Delano Roosevelt, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing left (http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/cph.3b36629) -- John L. Lewis at United Mine Workers Convention (http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/hec.29288) -- United Mine-Workers of America (http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pga.01953) -- Coal miner, his wife and two of their children (note child's legs). Bertha Hill, West Virginia (http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/fsa.8a39375) ...

    • Contributor: Jones, George - Korson, George
    • Original Format: Film, Video
  • Violin Master Class with Christian Tetzlaff

    Virtuoso violinist Christian Tetzlaff conducted a violin master class at the Library for area students and teachers.

    • Contributor: Tetzlaff, Christian
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2008-11-07
  • 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
  • The man I love

    motion picture | videorecording ; 11 min. | Motion Picture (Form).

    • Contributor: Graves, Denyce - Wintle, James - Gershwin, George - Gershwin, Ira
    • Original Format: Film, Video
  • George Crumb & David Starobin

    A conversation with composer George Crumb on his American Songbooks cycle with a longtime friend, Bridge Records producer David Starobin.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2011-04-28
  • Pianist, vocalist and composer Henry Butler discusses teaching and performing rhythm & blues and jazz

    videorecording | videorecording ; 69 min. | Recorded on November 1, 2007 (Date). 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 ...

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Butler - Henry Butler - Henry - Pianist Butler - Pianist - Appelbaum, Larry
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2007