Collection Items

  • Film, Video
    Conversation with Leif Ove Andsnes Pianist Leif Ove Andsnes speaks with David Plylar of the Music Division about Andsnes' virtual program for Concerts from the Library of Congress. The discussion is focused on Andsnes' program that includes music by Beethoven, Grieg and Dvo????k, as well as the pianist???s broader repertoire.
    • Contributor: Andsnes, Leif Ove
    • Date: 2021-10-25
  • Film, Video
    Leif Ove Andsnes Concert The extraordinary Norwegian pianist Leif Ove Andsnes brings his illuminating artistic vision to our series for an intimate recital. Taking a break from his most recent Mozart collaboration with the Mahler Chamber Orchestra, Andsnes brings together the music of Beethoven - the "Pathétique" sonata - and a selection of miniatures by Grieg and Dvořák. Pianists around the world are no strangers to Grieg's Lyric...
    • Contributor: Andsnes, Leif Ove
    • Date: 2021-10-25
  • Film, Video
    Georgia: This Is the Dream Listen to members of Congress read from their favorite books for young people in "Read Around the States." Each video includes an interview with the author, in association with an affiliate of the Library of Congress Center for the Book. Rep. Lucy McBath of Georgia reads from "This Is the Dream" by Diane Shore and Jessica Alexander. Joe Davich, Head of the Georgia Center...
    • Contributor: Shore, Diane - Alexander, Jessica - Davich, Joe - McBath, Rep. Lucy
    • Date: 2021-10-22
  • Film, Video
    Illinois: Exquisite - The Poetry and Life of Gwendolyn Brooks Listen to members of Congress read from their favorite books for young people in "Read Around the States." Each video includes an interview with the author, in association with an affiliate of the Library of Congress Center for the Book. Rep. Robin Kelly of Illinois reads from " Exquisite: The Poetry and Life of Gwendolyn Brooks " by Suzanne Slade and Illustrated by Cozbi...
    • Contributor: Kelly, Rep. Robin - Slade, Suzanne - Matheis, Bonnie - Cabrera, Cozbi A.
    • Date: 2021-10-22
  • Film, Video
    Conversation with Augustin Hadelich Kazem Abdullah of the Library's Music Division leads a conversation with the violin soloist, Augustin Hadelich. They discuss the program on the concert, violin technique, and his work producing music videos.
    • Contributor: Hadelich, Augustin - Abdullah, Kazem
    • Date: 2021-10-21
  • Film, Video
    Augustin Hadelich Concert Violinist Augustin Hadelich performs two of Nicolò Paganini's celebrated Caprices as a special bonus video. Program: [0:14] Nicolò Paganini: Caprice no. 5 in A minor, op. 1/5 [3:21] Caprice no. 9 in E major, op. 1/9
    • Contributor: Hadelich, Augustin
    • Date: 2021-10-21
  • Film, Video
    Augustin Hadelich and Orion Weiss Concert Violinist Augustin Hadelich plays with an undeniable maturity beyond his years and an artistry reminiscent of classical music's Golden Age. Named Musical America's Instrumentalist of the Year in 2018, Hadelich has consistently established himself as a performer of poise and virtuosity. In this video Hadelich and pianist Orion Weiss present a m??lange of short Spanish works along with Debussy's last composition (the sonata for...
    • Contributor: Weiss, Orion - Hadelich, Augustin
    • Date: 2021-10-21
  • Film, Video
    Maratón de Poesía The Maratón de Poesía/Poetry Marathon is a trailblazing event in the United States that brings together recognized Hispanic poets, from the United States and abroad, to share their work with the local poetry community. The aratón kicks-off virtually at the Library of Congress with a poetry reading by all participating poets and a conversation to follow.
    • Date: 2021-10-18
  • Film, Video
    Conversation with Daymé Arocena In a spirited conversation, Havana-born vocalist and composer Daymé Arocena speaks to Music Division's Michele Glymph and Claudia Morales about her virtual program presented at the Library. Filled with humor and laughter, Arocena shares the behind-the-scenes story about recording the concert from Canada while her band was in Havana.
    • Contributor: Morales, Claudia - Glymph, Michele - Arocena, Daymé
    • Date: 2021-10-15
  • Film, Video
    Daymé Arocena: Educational Video #2: Afro-Cuban Rhythms Havana-born jazz vocalist and composer Daymé Arocena discusses and demonstrates Afro-Cuban rhythms including Cuban Clave and Rumba Clave. For more information and related resources, please visit https://loc.gov/concerts/dayme-arocena.html.
    • Contributor: Arocena, Daymé
    • Date: 2021-10-15
  • Film, Video
    Daymé Arocena: Educational Video #1: Vocal Improvisation Havana-born jazz vocalist and composer Daymé Arocena discusses and demonstrates vocal improvisation for beginners. For more information and related resources, please visit https://loc.gov/concerts/dayme-arocena.html.
    • Contributor: Arocena, Daymé
    • Date: 2021-10-15
  • Film, Video
    Daymé Arocena: Educational Video #4: Music Composition Havana-born jazz vocalist and composer Daymé Arocena discusses music composition and songwriting. For more information and related resources, please visit https://loc.gov/concerts/dayme-arocena.html.
    • Contributor: Arocena, Daymé
    • Date: 2021-10-15
  • Film, Video
    Daymé Arocena: Educational Video #5: Five Tips for Emerging Artists Havana-born jazz vocalist and composer Daymé Arocena discusses music composition and songwriting. For more information and related resources, please visit https://loc.gov/concerts/dayme-arocena.html.
    • Contributor: Arocena, Daymé
    • Date: 2021-10-15
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    Daymé Arocena: Educational Video #3: Afro-Cuban Influences in Music Havana-born jazz vocalist and composer Daymé Arocena discusses Afro-Cuban influences in music. For more information and related resources, please visit https://loc.gov/concerts/dayme-arocena.html.
    • Contributor: Arocena, Daymé
    • Date: 2021-10-15
  • Film, Video
    Daymé Arocena Concert Full of energy, talent, and charisma, Havana-born jazz vocalist and composer Daymé Arocena comes to the Library to enchant her audience with her rich and powerful vocals. Characterized as "one of the world's fastest-rising jazz vocalists" by The New Yorker, Arocena brings a program that fuses jazz, Santeria chants, Afro-Cuban rhythms, and contemporary R&B; that reflects her cultural and musical upbringing on the island....
    • Contributor: Arocena, Daymé
    • Date: 2021-10-15
  • Film, Video
    Pillars of Democracy: The Federal Judiciary Watch American Enterprise Institute scholar Adam White, Harvard Professor Randall Kennedy, and Boston College Professor Cathleen Kaveny participate in a panel discussion, moderated by Russell Wheeler of the Brookings Institution, on the causes of changing attitudes towards the federal judiciary, as well as the ways that the third branch of government can win Americans' trust back.
    • Contributor: Haskell, John - White, Adam - Kennedy, Randall - Kaveny, Cathy - Wheeler, Russell
    • Date: 2021-10-14
  • Film, Video
    Tchaikovsky & His Poets A sumptuous recital by an all-star trio paints an intimate composer portrait, in performances of mesmerizing intensity. This masterly presentation of Tchaikovsky songs is interwoven with readings of poems from Alexander Pushkin, Afanasy Fet and Mikhail Lermontov, and letters to the composer's brother Modest and patron Nadezhda von Meck. Alice Coote's breathtaking singing arrests the viewer with "sheer conviction and subtlety of perception" (The...
    • Contributor: Blackshaw, Christian - Tchaikovsky & His Poets - Coote, Alice - Fiennes, Ralph
    • Date: 2021-10-14
  • Film, Video
    A Fiddler's Tale Igor Stravinsky's iconic work L'Histoire du soldat is based on the eternal story of a young man who sells his soul to the devil, achieving fame and fortune, but losing everything when the devil calls in the debt. Wynton Marsalis' A Fiddler's Tale retains the outline of Stravinsky's scenario, but updates the action to the present for a parable involving the devil, corruption and...
    • Date: 2021-10-08
  • Film, Video
    Conversation with Wynton Marsalis Kazem Abdullah leads a conversation with Jazz at Lincoln Center Artistic Director Wynton Marsalis. They discuss his work, "A Fiddler's Tale" and his collaboration and work with Stanley Crouch.
    • Contributor: Marsalis, Wynton - Abdullah, Kazem
    • Date: 2021-10-08
  • Film, Video
    Wine and Diplomacy: A Conversation with Frederick Ryan Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden talks with Frederick Ryan Jr., author of "Wine and the White House: A History," about how U.S. presidents have used wine as a tool of diplomacy.
    • Contributor: Ryan Jr, Frederick J. - Krowl, Michelle - Hayden, Carla
    • Date: 2021-10-01
  • Film, Video
    Homegrown: Cambalache The American Folklife Center presents Cambalache, a group that plays and promotes traditional son jarocho through performance, music workshops, and educational demonstrations.
    • Contributor: Cambalache
    • Date: 2021-09-29
  • Film, Video
    Homegrown: Mamselle Ruiz Join us for a Homegrown Concert featuring Mamselle Ruiz, a Mexican-born singer and guitarist living in French-speaking Montreal. For her Homegrown concert Mamselle Ruiz will concentrate on the traditional side of her repertoire, bringing traditional songs and Son Huasteco standards from several regions of Mexico to the Homegrown at Home series.
    • Contributor: Ruiz, Mamselle
    • Date: 2021-09-29
  • Film, Video
    Homegrown: harbanger harbanger is a turntable septet - an experimental hip-hop music research project exploring turntable polyphony and polyrhythm. The ensemble emerged through the creative collaboration of hip-hop activist Harry Allen and DJ Rob Swift during a 2020 Center for Art, Science & Technology (CAST) Visiting Artist residency at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, debuting in a performance titled the wave function collapses. Comprising DJs Axis...
    • Contributor: Peepsho, Pryvet - Spictakular - The Don Santos - Treeman - Bangers, Bobby - Axis Pro, Djs - Betta, Emoh
    • Date: 2021-09-28
  • Film, Video
    Conversation with Ellen Taaffe Zwilich and Tai Murray Kazem Abdullah of the Library's Music Division leads a conversation with the venerable composer Ellen Taaffe Zwilich and the violin soloist and professor, Tai Murray. They discuss Zwilich's Romance for violin and piano and how the concert came to fruition.
    • Contributor: Zwilich, Ellen Taaffe - Murray, Tai - Abdullah, Kazem
    • Date: 2021-09-27
  • Film, Video
    Claudia Rankine, Phillip B. Williams and Kevin Young: National Book Festival 2021 Claudia Rankine, author of "Just Us: An American Conversation" (Graywolf), and Phillip B. Williams, author of "Mutiny" (Penguin), discuss their new books with Kevin Young, editor of "African American Poetry: 250 Years of Struggle & Song" (Library of America). Young is director of the National Museum of African American History & Culture.
    • Contributor: Williams, Phillip B. - Young, Kevin - Rankine, Claudia
    • Date: 2021-09-26