Collection Items

  • Film, Video
    Ron Howard & J.D. Vance on "Hillbilly Elegy" The Library of Congress and Netflix host a conversation with film director Ron Howard and J.D. Vance, author of "Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis," moderated by Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden to discuss the creative process of bringing the book to the screen with the release of the new film, "Hillbilly Elegy."
    • Contributor: Howard, Ron - Vance, J.D. - Hayden, Carla
    • Date: 2020-11-23
  • Film, Video
    Takács Quartet: Conversation with the Artists The Library's Anne McLean discusses the music of Beethoven with the Takács Quartet. A special focus is given to the manuscript sketches for Beethoven's op. 131 quartet held at the Library.
    • Contributor: Rhodes, Harumi - Fejé, András - McLean, Anne - Dusinberre, Edward - O'Neill, Richard - Takács Quartet
    • Date: 2020-11-20
  • Film, Video
    Beethoven's Sketches for the Op. 131 String Quartet The Library's Stephanie Akau speaks about the manuscript sketches for Beethoven's op. 131 string quartet held at the Library of Congress.
    • Contributor: Akau, Stephanie
    • Date: 2020-11-20
  • Film, Video
    Edward Dusinberre: Beethoven for a Later Age Edward Dusinberre of the Takács Quartet speaks about his book "Beethoven for a Later Age: The Journey of a String Quartet."
    • Contributor: Dusinberre, Edward
    • Date: 2020-11-20
  • Film, Video
    Takács Quartet The eminent Takács Quartet holds an undisputed place at the very peak of the profession. As part of our virtual season, the artists perform from their home ground in Boulder, Colorado. Introduced by Schubert and Bartók, Beethoven's op. 132 quartet engages us with the mystery and magisterial writing of the composer's late works. Program: [1:23] Franz Schubert: Quartettsatz in C minor, D.703 [10:37] Béla...
    • Contributor: Fejér, Andrá - O'Neill, Richard - Dusinberre, Edward - Rhodes, Harumi - Takács Quartet
    • Date: 2020-11-20
  • Film, Video
    Celebrating Beethoven at 250 at the Library of Congress The Library's Raymond White discusses some of the Beethoven treasures held in the Music Division of the Library of Congress.
    • Contributor: White, Raymond A.
    • Date: 2020-11-20
  • Film, Video
    Conversation with Jennifer Koh Violinist Jennifer Koh participates in an intimate and reflective conversation with the Library's Claudia Morales and Anne McLean. Koh is an artist committed to creating projects presenting many compositional voices. She discusses the concept of building community through shared musical experiences and describes her inspiration for the creation of her acclaimed new project "Alone Together," a series of micro-commissions developed to support composers during...
    • Contributor: Morales, Claudia - McLean, Anne - Koh, Jennifer
    • Date: 2020-11-19
  • Film, Video
    Conversation with Jennifer Koh and George Lewis Violinist Jennifer Koh discusses the piece "The Mangle of Practice" with its composer George Lewis. The piece was commissioned by the McKim Fund in the Library of Congress and premiered by Ensemble Dal Niente at the Library of Congress in 2014. "The Mangle of Practice" is featured in Koh's virtual program.
    • Contributor: Koh, Jennifer - Lewis, George
    • Date: 2020-11-19
  • Film, Video
    Conversation with Jennifer Koh & Julia Wolfe Violinist Jennifer Koh engages in a warm and inspiring discussion with composer Julia Wolfe centered on her work Mink Stole. The piece was commissioned by the McKim Fund in the Library of Congress in 1997. "Mink Stole" is featured in Koh's virtual program as part of her digital residency with Concerts from the Library of Congress.
    • Contributor: Koh, Jennifer - Wolfe, Julia
    • Date: 2020-11-19
  • Film, Video
    Perspectives on the Post-COVID World Order Kluge Center Director John Haskell interviewed Hal Brands, Francis J. Gavin and historian Margaret MacMillan in a forward-looking conversation about the next few years. Topics will include the future of U.S. leadership in the world, prospects for competition between the US and China and predictions and advice regarding the Biden administration's first moves. Brands and Gavin are editors of the 2020 book "COVID-19 and...
    • Contributor: Gavin, Francis J. - Macmillan, Margaret - Haskell, John - Brands, Hal
    • Date: 2020-11-19
  • Film, Video
    Jennifer Koh & Thomas Sauer Fearless and virtuosic violinist Jennifer Koh and pianist Thomas Sauer come together in a powerful recital. The virtual performance opens with Beethoven's G-major op. 30/3 violin sonata and features two classic works commissioned by the McKim Fund in the Library of Congress: Julia Wolfe's Mink Stole and George Lewis' The Mangle of Practice. The recital also includes nine micro-commissions for solo violin by composers...
    • Contributor: Sauer, Thomas - Koh, Jennifer
    • Date: 2020-11-19
  • Film, Video
    GIS Day 2020: Mapping the Pandemic Cases, Traces & Mutations For almost everyone in the world, the last few months have been unlike any experienced in their lifetimes. The current public health crisis, spawned by the outbreak of COVID-19, has shown that viral pathogens pose an ever-present danger to global human health and economic stability. For cartographers and epidemiologists tracking the spread of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, trying to understand its evolution, zoonotic spillover and...
    • Contributor: Hasier, Paulette - Dong, Ensheng - Geraghty, Este - Hessler, John - Schoelen, Mike
    • Date: 2020-11-18
  • Film, Video
    PIQSIQ: Inuit Style Throat Singing With a style perpetually galvanized by darkness and haunting northern beauty, sisters, Tiffany Kuliktana Ayalik and Kayley Inuksuk Mackay, come together to create Inuit style throat singing duo, PIQSIQ. Performing ancient traditional songs and eerie new compositions, they endeavor to leave their listeners enthralled with the infinity of possible answers to the question "what is the meaning of life." With roots in Nunavut, the...
    • Contributor: Inuksuk Mackay, Kayley - Ayalik, Tiffany Kuliktana
    • Date: 2020-11-18
  • Film, Video
    Timely Topic: Anne Applebaum & Carlos Lozada Two Pulitzer Prize-winning journalists, Anne Applebaum ("Twilight of Democracy") and Carlos Lozada ("What Were We Thinking"), discuss the current American frame of mind, the tenuous state of democracy and the 2020 presidential election.
    • Contributor: Applebaum, Anne - Haskell, John - Lozada, Carlos
    • Date: 2020-11-17
  • Film, Video
    Volunteering to Make History A compelling group of interviewers, from students to professionals, share their experiences, best practices and what participation in the Library of Congress Veterans History Project has meant to them.
    • Contributor: Fowler, Carol - Lloyd, Karen - Bickel, Jonathan - Caolo, Susan - Meek, Jeff
    • Date: 2020-11-14
  • Film, Video
    Performance: Precious Pearl Written by Cindy Morgan and Navy veteran Kimberly Mitchell, "Precious Pearl" tells the story of Mitchell, who was found as a baby on the roadside, clinging to the body of her deceased mother during the Vietnam War. A South Vietnamese Marine carried her to the Sacred Heart Orphanage in Da Nang, where she was adopted by a U.S. Airman and brought back to Wisconsin...
    • Contributor: Morgan, Cindy - Mitchell, Kimberly
    • Date: 2020-11-13
  • Film, Video
    Conversation with Igor Santos Composer Igor Santos discusses his new work, "confined. speak." with the Library's Claudia Morales and David Plylar. The work was commissioned by the McKim Fund in the Library of Congress and written for members of Ensemble Dal Niente, violinist Minhuan Xu and pianist Winston Choi.
    • Contributor: Morales, Claudia - Plylar, David - Santos, Igor
    • Date: 2020-11-13
  • Film, Video
    Dal Niente: Conversation with the Artists Members of Ensemble Dal Niente speak with Claudia Morales and David Plylar of the Library of Congress about their virtual performance for the Library. Composers whose music is discussed include Igor Santos, Nur Slim, Hilda Paredes, Tomas Gueglio, Luis Amaya and Tánia León.
    • Contributor: Henneman Shaw, Carrie - Melsky, Ben - Plylar, David - Lewanski, Michael - Morales, Claudia - Xu, Minghuan - Choi, Winston
    • Date: 2020-11-13
  • Film, Video
    Dal Niente: Conversations with the Composers Members of Ensemble Dal Niente ask composers featured in their program to talk about their pieces. Composer Tomás Gueglio discusses his piece "Lamarque Songs," a nostalgic and personal piece inspired by his mother and grandmother. Composer Hilda Paredes discusses her harp concerto "Demente Cuerda," which, in her words is a dialogue between the harp and the ensemble. Composer Luis Fernando Amaya talks about his...
    • Contributor: Amaya, Luis Fernando - Lewanski, Michael - Henneman Shaw, Carrie - León, Tánia - Gueglio, Tomás - Paredes, Hilda - Langen, Jesse - Slim, Nur - Hospelhorn, Emma
    • Date: 2020-11-13
  • Film, Video
    Ensemble Dal Niente Dal Niente performs music by leading Latin American composers, including the world premiere of Igor Santos' confined. speak., commissioned by the McKim Fund at the Library of Congress. Nur Slim's Humming Between Branches, in which the singer's voice dances within widely varying instrumental textures, shimmers, dives, and groans with kaleidoscopic virtuosity. Tania León's classic wind quintet De Memorias takes us back to her native...
    • Contributor: Edwards, Caitlin - Ramsey, Tara Lynn - Roidl-Ward, Ben - Schoepflin Jimoh, Katherine - Melsky, Ben - McCall, Colin - Henneman Shaw, Carrie - Horie Phoebus, Juan José - Flens, Kyle - Good, Zachary ... Edwards, Caitlin - Ramsey, Tara Lynn - Roidl-Ward, Ben - Schoepflin Jimoh, Katherine - Melsky, Ben - McCall, Colin - Henneman Shaw, Carrie - Horie Phoebus, Juan José - Flens, Kyle - Good, Zachary - Oliphant, Matthew - Lewanski, Michael - Xu, Minghuan - Kass, Edward - Langen, Jesse - Brod, Ammie - Choi, Winston - Nogal, Andrew - Hospelhorn, Emma
    • Date: 2020-11-13
  • Film, Video
    Organizational Benefits to Collaborating with the Veterans History Project The Veterans History Project works with individuals and organizations across the nation in order to establish collections in this important national archive. This panel of organizational collaborators share their experiences and best practices of how they use the Veterans History Project to engage with their communities and ensure their local veteran and Gold Star family member's contributions are not forgotten, but forever archived and...
    • Contributor: Byrnes, Ashleigh - "mac" Tolar, John M. - McCoy Sr, Chaplain Michael - Farrar, Mike - Deason, Anita - Maniscalco Robinson, Sara - Lloyd, Karen
    • Date: 2020-11-12
  • Film, Video
    Literacy Talk: Denzil Mohammed, Immigrant Learning Center Juan Felipe Herrera interviews Denzil Mohammed.
    • Contributor: Herrera, Juan Felipe - Mohammed, Denzil
    • Date: 2020-11-11
  • Film, Video
    Literacy Talk: Suzanne Singh, Pratham Books Chantal Francois interviews Suzanne Singh.
    • Contributor: Francois, Chantal - Singh, Suzanne
    • Date: 2020-11-11
  • Film, Video
    Literacy Talk: Christabel Pinto, Room to Read Meg Medina interviews Christabel Pinto.
    • Contributor: Medina, Meg - Pinto, Christabel
    • Date: 2020-11-11
  • Film, Video
    Literacy Awards: Welcome & Special Congratulations Welcome and Special Congratulations to the 2020 Library of Congress Literacy Award winners, Best Practice Honorees and conference attendees from Carla Hayden, Librarian of Congress; Shari Werb and David M. Rubenstein.
    • Contributor: Rubenstein, David M. - Werb, Shari - Hayden, Carla
    • Date: 2020-11-11