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.
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.
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.
Marsalis, Wynton - Abdullah, Kazem
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.
Zwilich, Ellen Taaffe - Murray, Tai - Abdullah, Kazem
Conversation with Peter Jarůšek & Boris Giltburg
Join us for a conversation with Peter Jarůšek, cellist of the Pavel Haas Quartet, and pianist Boris Giltburg. The conversation focuses on a masterwork of the chamber repertoire, the Quintet for piano and strings in F minor, op. 34, the manuscript of which is held at the Library of Congress. They also discuss Bedřich Smetana's harrowing, visionary String Quartet no. 2 in D minor,...
Giltburg, Boris - McLean, Anne - Jarůšek, Peter
Conversation with Ksenija Sidorova
Join us for a conversation with Ksenija Sidorova about her breathtaking concert, the cultural significance of music in her native Latvia, and her role as a global ambassador for the classical accordion. Works by J.S. Bach and Mozart open a brilliant recital highlighting Alfred Schnittke's Revis Fairy Tale, in excerpts from his Gogol Suite, transcribed by Yuri Shishkin. Three tangos by Astor Piazzolla mark...
McLean, Anne - Sidorova, Ksenija
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.
Chiu, Tom - McLean, Anne - Lake, Oliver
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.
Chiu, Tom - Plylar, David - Fan, Felix
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.
Leblanc, Dean - Abdullah, Kazem - Hughes, Nathan - Romatz, Mark - McLean, Anne - Bruskin, Julia - Ralske, Erik - Douvas, Elaine
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...
Fullard, David A. - Smigel, Libby
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.
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.
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.
Bryant, Caylen - Moore, Taylor - Springs, Kandace
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...
Robertson, Marta - Vita, Susan
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...
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...
Daucé, Sébastien - McLean, Anne
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.
Conversation with Michael Tilson Thomas
The Library's Kazem Abdullah leads a conversation with New World Symphony artistic director Michael Tilson Thomas. They discuss the symphony's concert program, the work of the fellows of the New World Symphony and the future of classical music post-pandemic.
Tilson Thomas, Michael - Abdullah, Kazem