Collection Items

  • Book/Printed Material
    The Coolidge legacy Biography. 63 p. : ill. ; 21 cm. | Cyrilla Barr. (Statement Of Responsibility).
    • Contributor: Barr, Cyrilla - Library of Congress
    • Date: 1997
  • Audio Recording
    The 1946 Library of Congress recital
    Nathan Milstein in recital | Nineteen forty-six Library of Congress recital
    compact disc | 1 sound disc (67 min., 36 sec.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in. | Nathan Milstein (Statement Of Responsibility). Compact disc. Title on insert: Nathan Milstein in recital. Nathan Milstein, violin ; Josef Blatt, piano. (Performers). Recorded Oct. 7, 1946 at the Coolidge Auditorium, the Library of Congress. (Venue). Booklet containing biographical notes on the performers and program notes by K....
    • Contributor: Chopin, Frédéric - Wieniawski, Henri - Bridge Records - Coolidge Auditorium (Library of Congress) - Blatt, Josef - Bach, Johann Sebastian - Milstein, Nathan - Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, Felix
    • Date: 1996
  • Audio Recording
    An evening of Paganini compact disc | 1 sound disc : digital ; 4 3/4 in. | Compact disc. Originally for violin and orchestra (works 1, 2, and 4); originally for violin solo (work 3). The Concerto and Caprices nos. 13, 17, and 24 arr. by Francescatti; nos. 15, 21, and 9 arr. by Mario Pilati. Title from insert. On container: In recital at the Library of Congress....
    • Contributor: Bridge - Coolidge Auditorium (Library of Congress) - Paganini, Nicol - Balsam, Artur - Francescatti, Zino
    • Date: 1954
  • Book/Printed Material
    Beaux Arts Trio
    Library of Congress Music Division concert, 2003-04-08 and 2003-04-09
    concert program | 18 p. ; 22 cm. | Program for a concert given in the Coolidge Auditorium, Library of Congress, April 8-9, 2003. Cover title. Concert given under the auspices of the McKim Fund, Library of Congress. Concert performers: Beaux Arts Trio (Menahem Pressler, piano; Daniel Hope, violin; Antonio Meneses, cello) Works performed: Trio no. 2 for violin, cello, and piano, op. 77...
    • Contributor: Beaux Arts Trio - Library of Congress - McKim Fund
    • Date: 2003

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  • Audio Recording
    Beaux Arts Trio
    Concerts from the Library of Congress ; 2002-2003 | Library of Congress Music Division concert, 2003-04-08 and 2003-04-09.
    sound recording | 4 sound tape reels : analog, 7.5 ips, 2 track, stereo. ; 10 in. | Cataloged from printed program. Title from cover. On cover: The McKim Fund in the Library of Congress. Beaux Arts Trio (Menahem Pressler, piano; Daniel Hope, violin; Antonio Meneses, cello). (Performer). Concert given under the auspices of the McKim Fund, Library of Congress. Produced by the Music...
    • Contributor: Beaux Arts Trio - Library of Congress - Library of Congress. Recording Laboratory - Library of Congress. Music Division - Library of Congress. McKim Fund
    • Date: 2003
  • Film, Video
    Dave Brubeck Quartet
    Jazz at the Nation's Library | Library of Congress Music Division concert, 2003-10-01
    videorecording | 2 digital video files : 123 min., 17 sec. ; sd., col. | Title from printed program. Brubeck Institute Jazz Sextet ; Dave Brubeck Quartet ; Christian McBride, bass. (Performers). Concert given under the auspices of the Irving Caesar Lifetime Trust in the Library of Congress. Recorded in the Coolidge Auditorium of the Library of Congress, Washington, D.C., Oct. 1, 2003. Contents...
    • Contributor: Recording Laboratory - Dave Brubeck Quartet - Music Division - Library of Congress - Brubeck Institute Sextet - Irving Caesar Lifetime Trust
    • Date: 2003
  • Book/Printed Material
    Dave Brubeck Quartet
    Library of Congress Music Division concert, 2003-10-01
    concert program | 15 p. ; 22 cm. | Program for a concert given in the Coolidge Auditorium, Library of Congress, October 1, 2003. Cover title. Concert given under the auspices of the Irving Caesar Lifetime Trust Fund. Concert performers: Dave Brubeck Quartet (Dave Brubeck, piano; Bobby Militello, alto saxophone and flute; Michael Moore, bass; Randy Jones, drums) and the Brubeck Institute Sextet (Anthony...
    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Dave Brubeck Quartet - Irving Caesar Lifetime Trust Fund
    • Date: 2003

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  • Book/Printed Material
    Juilliard String Quartet
    Library of Congress Music Division concert, 2003-02-12 and 2003-02-14
    concert program | 18 p. ; 22 cm. | Program for a concert given in the Coolidge Auditorium, Library of Congress, February 12 and 14, 2003. Cover title. Concert given under the auspices of the McKim Fund, Library of Congress. Concert performers: Juilliard String Quartet (Joel Smirnoff, violin; Ronald Copes, violin; Samuel Rhodes, viola, Joel Krosnick, cello) with Gilbert Kalish, piano. Works performed: String...
    • Contributor: Library of Congress - McKim Fund - Juilliard String Quartet
    • Date: 2003

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  • Film, Video
    [Juilliard String Quartet 40 year anniversary : panel discussion] Panel discussion sponsored by the Library of Congress Music Division to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Juilliard String Quartet. videorecording | 1 digital video file (1 hr., 52 min., 27 sec.) : sd., col. | Title supplied by cataloger. Panelists: Joe McLellan, Christopher Kendall, Jessica Krash, Frances McKay, Juilliard String Quartet (Ronald Copes, Samuel Rhodes, Joel Krosnick, Joel Smirnoff); Jon Newsom, moderator. (Performers)....
    • Contributor: Kendall, Christopher - Juilliard String Quartet - Newsom, Jon - Smirnoff, Joel - Krash, Jessica - Rhodes, Samuel - Coolidge Auditorium (Library of Congress) - Music Division - Library of Congress - Krosnick, Joel - Copes, Ronald - McLellan, Joseph D. - McKay, Frances
  • Book/Printed Material
    The Paquito D'Rivera Ensemble
    Library of Congress Music Division concert, 2002-05-31
    concert program | 14 p. ; 22 cm. | Program for a concert given in the Coolidge Auditorium, Library of Congress, May 31, 2002. Cover title. Concert given under the auspices of the McKim Fund and the Carolyn Royall Just Fund, Library of Congress. All works composed by Paquito D'Rivera; lyrics for Panamerican suite and Song for peace by Annie Colina. The Paquito D'Rivera...
    • Contributor: McKim Fund - Coolidge Auditorium (Library of Congress) - Music Division - Library of Congress - D'rivera, Paquito - Paquito D'rivera Ensemble - The Carolyn Royall Just Fund
    • Date: 2002

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  • Film, Video
    The Paquito D'Rivera Ensemble
    Library of Congress Music Division concert, 2002-05-31
    Webcast of a concert performed in the Coolidge Auditorium, Library of Congress, May 31, 2002. videorecording | 2 digital video files (2 hr., 45 sec.) : sd., col. | Title from cover of printed program. On cover: The McKim Fund, The Carolyn Royall Just Fund, in the Library of Congress. All works composed by Paquito D'Rivera; lyrics for Panamericana suite and Song for peace...
    • Contributor: Recording Laboratory - Feliciano, Brenda - McKim Fund - Stagñaro, Oscar - Walker, Mark - Yavnai, Alon - Carter, Regina - Urcola, Diego - Music Division - Library of Congress ... Recording Laboratory - Feliciano, Brenda - McKim Fund - Stagñaro, Oscar - Walker, Mark - Yavnai, Alon - Carter, Regina - Urcola, Diego - Music Division - Library of Congress - D'rivera, Paquito - Paquito D'rivera Ensemble - The Carolyn Royall Just Fund - Coolidge Auditorium (Library of Congress) - Colina, Annie - Piccinini, Marina
    • Date: 2002
  • Book/Printed Material
    Gospel : a joyful sound
    Library of Congress Music Division concert, 2002-09-27 and 2002-09-28
    concert program | 13 p. ; 22 cm. | Program booklet for two concerts and a panel discussion given in the Coolidge Auditorium, Library of Congress, September 27 and 28, 2002. Cover title. Presented under the auspices of the Anne Adlum Hull and William Remsen Strickland Fund, Library of Congress. Concert performers: Shirley Caesar and ensemble (9/27/02); Dixie Hummingbirds (Ira Tucker, Howard Carroll, Paul...
    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Dixie Hummingbirds - Anne Adlum Hull and William Remsen Strickland Fund - Middleton, Norman A. - Caesar, Shirley
    • Date: 2002

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  • Audio Recording
    Gospel : a joyful sound. Shirley Caesar and ensemble
    Shirley Caesar and ensemble. | Library of Congress Music Division concert, 2002-09-27 and 2002-09-28
    sound recording | 2 sound tape reels : analog, 7.5 ips, 2 track, stereo. ; 10 in. | Cataloged from printed program. Concert performed as part of Gospel : a joyful sound, a program consisting of two concerts and a panel discussion. Shirley Caesar, vocals; unidentified ensemble. (Performers). Concert presented under the auspices of the Anne Adlum Hull and William Remsen Strickland Fund, Library...
    • Contributor: Music Division - Library of Congress - Recording Laboratory - Anne Adlum Hull and William Remsen Strickland Fund - Ceasar, Shirley
    • Date: 2002
  • Audio Recording
    Lecture / demonstration
    Library of Congress Music Division concert, 2003-05-01
    Pre-concert lecture by Lewis Lockwood about the Beethoven String quartet in E-flat, op. 127, which the Juilliard String Quartet performed the following evening in the Coolidge Auditorium of the Library of Congress. sound recording | 2 sound tape reels (1 hr., 52 min., 27 sec.) : analog, 7 1/2 ips, 2 tracks, stereo. ; 10 in. | Title from printed program. Lewis Lockwood, lecturer....
    • Contributor: Recording Laboratory - Lockwood, Lewis - Juilliard String Quartet - Coolidge Auditorium (Library of Congress) - Music Division - Library of Congress
    • Date: 2003
  • Audio Recording
    Juilliard String Quartet
    Concerts from the Library of Congress ; 2002-2003
    sound recording | 2 sound tape reels : analog, 7½ ips, 2 track, stereo. ; 10 in. | Cataloged from printed program. Title from cover. On cover: The Irving Caesar lifetime trust. On cover: In memoriam Ralph Shapey (1921-2002). Works 1 and 3: Juilliard String Quartet (Joel Smirnoff, Ronald Copes, violin ; Samuel Rhodes, viola ; Joel Krosnick, cello) ; Work 2: Joel Smirnoff,...
    • Contributor: Library of Congress. Music Division - Library of Congress. McKim Fund - Library of Congress - Library of Congress. Recording Laboratory - Irving Caesar Lifetime Trust - Juilliard String Quartet
    • Date: 2003
  • Book/Printed Material
    A violin recital by Nathan Milstein Josef Blatt at the piano concert program | 3 p. ; 22 cm. | Program for a concert given in the Coolidge Auditorium, Library of Congress, October 8, 1946. Cover title. Concert given under the auspices of the Gertrude Clarke Whittall Foundation, Library of Congress. Concert given under the auspices of the McKim Fund, Library of Congress. Concert performers: Nathan Milstein, piano; Josef Blatt, violin Works performed: Chaconne /...
    • Contributor: Blatt, Josef - Library of Congress - Milstein, Nathan - Gertrude Clarke Whittall Foundation
    • Date: 1946

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  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Caesar, Shirley photograph | Photograph (Form).
  • Article
    History of the Music Division Article. The first library that Congress established for itself in 1800 was for legislative purposes only and, therefore, contained no music materials whatsoever. With the purchase of Thomas Jefferson's personal library in 1815, however, thirteen books on music theory and literature were added to the congressional library. Once Jefferson's books on music found their way into the collections, music continued to be added, largely...
  • Article
    Elizabeth Sprague Coolidge Article. It happened one day that Elizabeth Sprague Coolidge, as a tourist in Washington, was invited by Dr. Putnam to join a group of the Library's division chiefs for their "roundtable" lunch. As Mrs. Coolidge's contribution to this conversation centered on a recent festival and other musical affairs, she was approached about the possibility of bringing some music to the Library, which was at...
  • Article
    Gertrude Clarke Whittall Article. Gertrude Clarke Whittall, another musical philanthropist and a contemporary of Elizabeth Sprague Coolidge's, expressed her interest in supporting musical activities in the Library in very different, but complementary, ways. Mrs. Whittall preferred to concentrate on the classic tradition. Her generosity began in 1935 when she donated the first of a total of five Stradivari instruments to the Library, each accompanied by a Tourte...
  • Article
    Beyond the Auditorium: Broadcasts and Recordings (LC Concerts) Article. The oldest chamber music broadcast in the United States originated in the Music Division's Coolidge Auditorium, with the first live, national program on April 24, 1933. Broadcasts were established to Canada and Latin America by the early 1940s, and gradually expanded to other international sites. Weekly broadcasts began with the 1948 concert season and eventually were distributed via satellite to many American cities...
  • Article
    Entering the 21st Century (LC Concerts) Article. The Music Division continues to observe the classical music traditions that have long been associated with its world-renowned concert series. In cooperation with the American Folklife Center in the Library of Congress, the Music Division also presents an eclectic mix of artists from the jazz, folk, world music, and other traditions, making its concert series the most widely diverse in its history.
  • Article
    Folklife Concerts (LC Concerts) Article. The Library of Congress has a long history of presenting folk music concerts. The first such event was held on December 20, 1940, when Alan Lomax arranged for a Coolidge Auditorium performance of the Golden Gate Quartet, with Josh White on guitar. In another early event, folksong collector Helen Hartness Flanders, wife of Vermont senator Ralph Flanders, presented a lecture and concert of...
  • Film, Video
    Music of Morton Subotnick motion picture | 1 videorecording ; 74 min. | Friday, November 9, 2012, 8:00 PM (Date). Coolidge Auditorium, Library of Congress, Washington, DC (Venue). The Other Piano ( III. Many, IV. Rocking) -- Trembling -- Lucy: Song and Dance / Subotnick. (Content). 16:9 All material used by permission of the composer. (Copyright Notice). Motion Picture (Form).
    • Contributor: La Barbara, Joan - Supove ́, Kathleen - Lillevan - Subotnick, Morton - Reynolds, Todd
  • Film, Video
    Rose of Sharon motion picture | 1 videorecording ; 64 min. | Friday, October 26, 2012, 8:00 PM (Date). Coolidge Auditorium, Library of Congress, Washington, DC (Venue). Lay Me Low -- He Comes, the Hero Comes -- The President's March -- The Toast -- The Death of General Wolfe -- Jefferson and Liberty (The Gobby O)-- Serenade -- My Days Have Been So Wondrous Free -- Drumdelgie...
    • Contributor: Henriksen, Olav Chris - Frederiksen, Joel - Berry, Brandi - Lepkoff, Jesse