Watch a special performance from Wuza Wuza, Dance music from Ghana. All Wuza-Wuza pieces reflect life through the unity of rhythm and movement. The wide-ranging repertoire is culled from indigenous, imaginative, and contemporary sources. Through these dances, the group aims to unite, educate and entertain while representing Ghana and Africa around the world.
Botkin Lecture: Songs and Tunes from the French Creole Corridor
French cultural historian Camille Moreddu presents an overview of the American Folklife Center's collections of songs and music recorded in various Midwestern French-American communities during the first half of the 20th century. She reviews the repertoire found in these and related collections--from Great Lakes voyageurs' songs and French-Canadian fiddle tunes to the ballads, winter ritual songs, and local songs of the Creole settlements of...
Winick, Stephen - Moreddu, Camille
Conversation with Ritz Chamber Players
Watch a conversation with the musical group, The Ritz Chamber Players. Kelly Hall Tompkins and James Lee talk about the world premiere of James Lee's work for violin and piano entitled, "Lament. Sing. Arise." Ann Hobson-Pilot talks about her life and career as a harpist and member of the Boston Symphony.
Lee III, James - Hall Tompkins, Kelly - Hobson Pilot, Ann - Abdullah, Kazem
Conversation with Johnny Gandelsman
Johnny Gandelsman talks with Anne McLean of the Library's Music Division following his solo violin recital May 13, 2022, presented by the Library in cooperation with Washington Performing Arts. Their conversation centers on his This is America project: 24 works for solo violin, commissioned from a richly diverse group of composers, that offer a broad vista for new music in our country. Gandelsman discusses...
Cuban and Puerto Rican Roots in Latin Jazz
Roberto Fonseca joins a panel of experts, including educator, percussionist and bandleader Fran Vielma; Puerto Rican trombonist and bandleader William Cepeda; trombonist, author, and ethnomusicologist Chris Washburne; and Claudia Morales from the Library's Music Division, in a discussion of the influences and roots of Latin jazz.
Morales, Claudia - Cepeda, William - Washburne, Chris - Fonseca, Roberto - Vielma, Fran
Conversation with Pablo Ziegler
Buenos Aires-born, Grammy-winning pianist, composer, and arranger Pablo Ziegler speaks with the Music Division about his concert presented in the Coolidge Auditorium at the Library of Congress. In addition, he shares memories of his time working with nuevo tango maestro Astor Piazzolla and his journey as a musician.
Conversation with Alkis Zopoglou of Rodopi Ensemble
Watch a conversation with Alkis Zopoglou of Rodopi Ensemble. Rodopi Ensemble has been presenting the sounds, rhythms and melodies of Thrace for almost three decades. The group started its musical journey in the 1990s, and took the name Rodopi Ensemble to indicate its border-crossing musical style. The mountains of Rodopi, the largest mountains in Thrace, act as a musical unifying link that connects people...
Zopoglou, Alkis - Stefano, Michelle
New Findings in the Wanda Landowska and Denise Restout Papers
Wanda Landowska waited until the bombs were in close range before she fled her home outside of Paris on June 10, 1940, leaving behind her rare musical instruments and most of her vast music library, all of which were confiscated by the Nazi Sonderstab Musik. A Pleyel harpsichord was recovered in Bavaria by the U.S. Army after the war and is today preserved in...
Sheehan, Thomas - Werb, Bret - Wolf, Thomas - Hartten, Chris - Wolf, Barbara - Shapreau, Carla - Ward-Bamford, Carol Lynn
Conversation with Mivos Quartet
Anne McLean from the Music Division leads a conversation with the members of the Mivos Quartet about their program at the Library of Congress. She also speaks with composer Jeffrey Mumford about his commission from the Library entitled ...amid still and floating depths.
Mumford, Jeffrey - Bennardo, Maya - Tafoya, Victor Lowrie - McLean, Anne - Borden, Tyler J. - De Prato, Olivia
Mary Lou Williams: Jazz, Race, Gender, and Iconography
Reporter, "Down Beat" columnist, author of "The Golden Age of Jazz" (1979), and photographer William P. Gottlieb (1917-2006) pioneered jazz iconography and shaped the American public's view of jazz. With access to Black jazz musicians in their work environments of nightclubs and concert halls and, in some cases, the private realms of these musicians' homes, Gottlieb documented New York's jazz scene during a ten-year...
Conversation with Kongero: Swedish Folk'appella
Join us for a conversation with Kongero, a Swedish vocal group consisting of four women who sing folksongs: Lotta Andersson, Emma Björling, Sofia Hultqvist Kott, and Anna Wikénius. Kongero was formed in 2005 when the original members met at a Nordic folk music conference. There they started singing together and found that their voices and harmonies blended, complementing each other perfectly. Since 2005, they...
Björling, Emma - Hultqvist Kott, Sofia - Winick, Stephen
Rodriguez, Karlos - Donehew Perez, Karla - Fayette, Abi - Laraia, Paul - Abdullah, Kazem
Conversation with Mark Padmore and Mitsuko Uchida
Mark Padmore and Mitsuko Uchida talk about Franz Schubert's "Winterreise" song cycle, D. 911. The conversation focuses on the central theme of loneliness in the cycle's protagonist, a wanderer on a bleak wintry journey confronting his isolation and grief over a lost love. They look at the cycle in the context of major works written in 1828, in the final months of the composer's...
McLean, Anne - Padmore, Mark - Uchida, Mitsuko
Conversation with Tido Visser, Netherlands Chamber Choir
Join us for a conversation with the Netherlands Chamber Choir. The choir is known not only for impeccable performances of traditional repertoire, but for pathbreaking projects that expand the boundaries of the choral literature. This conversation focusses on the choir's multidisciplinary presentation of Orlando di Lasso's 1594 "Lagrime di San Pietro" (Tears of St. Peter), part of the 2021-2022 Concerts from the Library of...