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  • Film, Video
    Conversation with Tom Chiu & Oliver Lake, Flux Quartet Join us for a conversation with Flux Quartet founder Tom Chiu and composer/saxophonist Oliver Lake about their first virtual performance at the Library of Congress. The discussion centers on their program that premiered on June 10, 2021, which features music by Oliver Lake, Roscoe Mitchell, Leroy Jenkins and Ornette Coleman.
    • Contributor: Chiu, Tom - McLean, Anne - Lake, Oliver
    • Date: 2021-06-11
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    Flux Quartet Concert II The Flux Quartet presents a concert featuring a few remarkable, sometimes provocative works from several corners of music to invigorate and intrigue. Pianist Cory Smythe joins violinist Tom Chiu in a Library commission by Muhal Richard Abrams, co-founder of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians (AACM), and the quartet plays works by Nancarrow, Oliveros, Ogonek and Scelsi. Program: [0:00] Introduction [0:56] Conlon...
    • Contributor: Mandel, Max - Chiu, Tom - Harris, Conrad - Smythe, Cory - Fan, Felix
    • Date: 2021-06-11
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    Conversation with Felix Fan & Tom Chiu, Flux Quartet Join us for a conversation with Flux Quartet members Tom Chiu and Felix Fan about their second virtual performance at the Library. The discussion centers on their program that premiered on June 11, 2021, which features music by Conlon Nancarrow, Elizabeth Ogonek, Pauline Oliveros, Muhal Richard Abrams and Giacinto Scelsi.
    • Contributor: Chiu, Tom - Plylar, David - Fan, Felix
    • Date: 2021-06-10
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    Flux Quartet Concert I The Flux Quartet presents experimental jazz compositions from four African American masters. Joining the quartet is saxophonist and composer Oliver Lake, a longtime Flux collaborator, and pianist Cory Smythe, who performs Lake's Movements, Turns and Switches, commissioned by the McKim Fund in the Library of Congress, with Flux founder Tom Chiu. Program: [0:00] Introduction [1:21] Oliver Lake: "Hey Now Hey" [4:57] Roscoe Mitchell: "9/9/99,...
    • Contributor: Mandel, Max - Chiu, Tom - Harris, Conrad - Smythe, Cory - Fan, Felix - Lake, Oliver
    • Date: 2021-06-10
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    Conversation with the MET Orchestra Musicians MET Orchestra musicians discuss the founding of their organization during the pandemic, their work as members of an opera orchestra and their chamber music program of works by Samuel Barber and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.
    • Contributor: Leblanc, Dean - Abdullah, Kazem - Hughes, Nathan - Romatz, Mark - McLean, Anne - Bruskin, Julia - Ralske, Erik - Douvas, Elaine
    • Date: 2021-06-04
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    MET Orchestra Musicians Concert II Thrilling audiences with more than 200 performances each season, the MET Orchestra is one of the world's great performing ensembles, both on stage and in the opera pit. Since its founding in 1883, the MET Orchestra has given performances encompassing not only the entire opera repertoire, but also symphonic and chamber programs at Carnegie Hall, international tours, and countless musician activities outside of the...
    • Contributor: Met Orchestra Musicians
    • Date: 2021-06-04
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    David Fullard: The Art of Photographing Dance David A. Fullard discusses the photographic methods he uses to capture bodies in motion. Fullard has developed a personal approach to working closely with the artists in a controlled space that supports their own artistic process and needs while also allowing the application of carefully chosen photographic techniques. Ultimately, Fullard's aim is to transform the dance to a still image that has the power...
    • Contributor: Fullard, David A. - Smigel, Libby
    • Date: 2021-06-03
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    Conversation with Marouan Benabdallah Pianist Marouan Benabdallah speaks about his concert at the Library of Congress. The discussion is focused on Benabdallah's "Arabesque" project and his program that includes pieces by Succari, Dada, Moultaka, Fairouz, Benabdeljalil and Saint-Saëns.
    • Contributor: Benabdallah, Marouan - Abdullah, Kazem
    • Date: 2021-05-27
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    Marouan Benabdallah, Piano Pianist Marouan Benabdallah will perform some of the remarkable finds from his explorations, with music by composers from Syria, Algeria, Lebanon, United Arab Emirates, Egypt and Morocco on the program. These pieces are paired with his own solo piano arrangement of Saint-Saëns' Africa, juxtaposing the exoticized European "Arabesque" with recent music by composers who offer their own take. Program: [0:13] Introduction by Susan Vita,...
    • Contributor: Benabdallah, Marouan
    • Date: 2021-05-27
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    The Music of Holocaust Memory in the Early Cold War Mackenzie Pierce analyzes one of the earliest operas that commemorate the Holocaust, "The Anointed" (1951) by Tadeusz Zygfryd Kassern. Drawing on unexamined materials from the Koussevitzky papers and Koussevitzky Foundation's collection at the Library of Congress, Pierce examines how Holocaust survivors deployed music to navigate the often incompatible personal, political, and commemorative demands of the early postwar period.
    • Contributor: Pierce, Mackenzie
    • Date: 2021-05-26
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    Kandace Springs Trio Nashville vocalist, pianist and songwriter Kandace Springs and her all-women trio present a virtual performance of her most recent album, "The Women Who Raised Me." Her program pays tribute to legendary female singers, including Nina Simone, Billie Holiday, Carmen McRae and Ella Fitzgerald, who inspired her to begin her journey towards becoming one of the premier jazz/soul vocalists of our time. PROGRAM [0:41] "Novocaine...
    • Contributor: Bryant, Caylen - Moore, Taylor - Springs, Kandace
    • Date: 2021-05-22
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    Conversation with Kandace Springs Kandace Springs welcomed us in her home studio in Nashville for a dynamic conversation about her album, "The Women Who Raised Me," her career, her friendship with late superstar Prince and her love for cars.
    • Contributor: Morales, Claudia - Springs, Kandace
    • Date: 2021-05-21
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    Kandace Springs Trio: Music Styles Kandace Springs Trio demonstrate different music styles including jazz, gospel, rhythm & blues, and pop.
    • Contributor: Bryant, Caylen - Moore, Taylor - Springs, Kandace
    • Date: 2021-05-21
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    Kandace Springs Trio: Jazz Swing Kandace Springs Trio discuss and demonstrate jazz swing for beginners.
    • Contributor: Bryant, Caylen - Moore, Taylor - Springs, Kandace
    • Date: 2021-05-21
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    Kandace Springs Trio: Jazz Vocal Improvisation Kandace Springs Trio demonstrate different music styles including jazz, gospel, rhythm & blues, and pop.
    • Contributor: Bryant, Caylen - Moore, Taylor - Springs, Kandace
    • Date: 2021-05-21
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    Kandace Springs Trio: Surviving the Pandemic Kandace Springs Trio discuss how music helped them cope during the pandemic.
    • Contributor: Bryant, Caylen - Moore, Taylor - Springs, Kandace
    • Date: 2021-05-21
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    Kandace Springs Trio: Storytelling in Music Kandace Springs Trio discusses emotions and storytelling in music.
    • Contributor: Bryant, Caylen - Moore, Taylor - Springs, Kandace
    • Date: 2021-05-21
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    American Musicological Society Lecture Professor Marta Robertson looks at the iconic ballet "Appalachian Spring" (1944) through the lens of Japanese-American influences on the initial production, especially via the dancing of Yuriko [Kikuchi] and set design of Isamu Noguchi. Having been detained in incarceration camps, Yuriko and Noguchi offer political and cultural perspectives on the frontier and Americana that contrast with those of choreographer Martha Graham and composer Aaron...
    • Contributor: Robertson, Marta - Vita, Susan
    • Date: 2021-05-19
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    Silencing the Guns of War: Women's Binder's Volumes Candace Bailey examines bound collections of printed music from the Library of Congress to illustrate the music performed during the Civil War in Union areas near the nation's capital. She hones in on those compiled by Annie Houseal, a music teacher in central Pennsylvania; Minna Blair, the daughter of Lincoln's postmaster general Montgomery Blair; and Laura Cooke, the daughter of financier Jay Cooke. She...
    • Contributor: Bailey, Candace
    • Date: 2021-05-13
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    Ensemble Correspondances: A Conversation with Sébastien Daucé A conversation with Sébastien Daucé, director of the French period orchestra Ensemble Correspondances, who spoke with the Library's Anne McLean about their program "Les Plaisirs du Louvre." Ensemble Correspondances brings to life elegant airs de cours by Antoine Boësset, Pierre Guédron, Etienne Moulinié and others, including the king himself: an accomplished dancer, musician and composer who laid the foundations for the modern art of...
    • Contributor: Daucé, Sébastien - McLean, Anne
    • Date: 2021-05-07
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    Ensemble Correspondances Night, the world of myth and the mysteries of love are the subjects of this concert evoking an evening at the court of Louis XIII at the Palace of the Louvre. Sébastien Daucé leads an ensemble of nine singers and nine instrumentalists- a consort of viols, recorder, lute and chitarrone- from this distinguished French period orchestra, renowned for impeccable and award-winning recordings of 17th-century...
    • Contributor: Ensemble Correspondances
    • Date: 2021-05-07
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    Conversation with Mahan Esfahani Harpsichordist Mahan Esfahani speaks with Anne McLean of the Library of Congress' Music Division about Esfahani's virtual program for Concerts from the Library of Congress. Topics include J.S. Bach, Wanda Landowska, 20th-century and new music for the harpsichord, and the program Esfahani prepared for the Library consisting of works by J.S. Bach, J.C.F. Fischer, Martinů and Andriessen.
    • Contributor: McLean, Anne - Esfahani, Mahan
    • Date: 2021-04-30
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    Mahan Esfahani Iranian-American harpsichordist Mahan Esfahani has pursued two primary passions in his career: the compositions of J.S. Bach and contemporary music for the harpsichord. The centerpiece of this beautifully curated program of gems and giants is a work Esfahani calls "Bach's magnum opus for the keyboard:" the regal, 30-minute "Overture in the French Style." Framing it are Bach's "Six Little Preludes," written as teaching pieces,...
    • Contributor: Esfahani, Mahan
    • Date: 2021-04-30
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    Terri Lyne Carrington: The New Standards NEA Jazz Master and three-time Grammy award-winning drummer, composer, producer and educator Terri Lyne Carrington is the 2021 Library of Congress Jazz Scholar. Accompanied by pianist Kris Davis, bassist Linda May Han Oh, saxophonist Tia Fuller and guest artist Devon Gates, Carrington's all-women-composer program, "The New Standards," features songs written by stellar musicians including Esperanza Spalding, Maria Schneider and Geri Allen.
    • Contributor: Han Oh, Linda May - Carrington, Terri Lyne - Gates, Devon - Fuller, Tia - Davis, Kris
    • Date: 2021-04-24
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    Conversation with Terri Lyne Carrington Three-time Grammy Award-winning drummer, 2021 NEA Jazz Master, composer, producer and educator Terri Lyne Carrington discusses her virtual performance of "The New Standards" and issues relating to gender justice in the jazz world with the Library's Michele Glymph and Claudia Morales.
    • Contributor: Morales, Claudia - Carrington, Terri Lyne - Glymph, Michele
    • Date: 2021-04-23