ATOS Trio in Concert
Germany's acclaimed ATOS Trio brings impeccable musicianship and an exploratory edge to its renditions of piano trios old and new. The strings are featured in the premiere of a new Library of Congress commission by composer Michael Hersch. Ernest Bloch's three nocturnes offer a striking contrast to the first piano trio of his erstwhile student, Leon Kirchner. Beethoven's monumental op. 97 piano trio, dedicated...
On the Finland Watch: An American Diplomat in Finland
Author James Ford Cooper discussed his work as a U.S. diplomat in Finland during the Cold War and his experiences concerning critical past and present East-West relations. Presented in partnership with the Finlandia Foundation.
Library of Congress - Wilson, Joe - Dale Jett and the Carter Singers
Library Accessibility: Facilities, Programs and Services
The Library hosted a panel discussion, "Library Accessibility: Facilities, Programs and Services," as part of its celebration of Disability Employment Awareness Month. Presentations were given by John, P.S. Salmen, America Institute of Architects; Nancy Davenport, DC Public Libraries; and Rosemary Kelly, LC Reference Roundtable. They discussed three important aspects of accommodation and universal design in libraries today.
Reading Like A Historian
This interactive session explored the Stanford History Education Group's "Reading Like a Historian" curriculum and the research behind this free online resource. Participants examined a sample lesson plan and consider how to implement these materials in their classrooms.
Stewart, Leslie J. - Fleischhauer, Carl - Wilson, William A. (William Albert)
Reel Folk: Interview with Bernard MacMahon & Allison McGourty
As a part of its "Reel Folk" event examining cultural explorations on film, Stephen Winick and Mary Sue Twohy interviewed Bernard MacMahon and Allison McGourty of the PBS "American Epic" documentary series. The series chronicles the period from the 1920s through the 1940s when collectors for both commercial record companies and public institutions like the Library sought and recorded traditional American roots music, including...
Macmahon, Bernard - Twohy, Mary Sue - McGourty, Allison - Winick, Stephen
This clip was originally recorded on 16mm in 1941. The remaining sections of Dunham works on this film were captured between 1943 and 1944 and include Tropics (6 minutes), with Miss Dunham as the Woman with the Cigar; Son (2 minutes); Rara Tonga (4 minutes); Rhumba Jive (2 minutes), title also given as Rumba with a Little Jive Mixed In); Choros #1 (2 minutes);...
Literature in Conversation: Blas Falconer & Lorraine Lopez
Letras Latinas Director Francisco Aragon moderates a panel featuring poet Blas Falconer and writer Lorraine Lopez, co-editors of the recent anthology "The Other Latino: Writing Against a Singular Identity," who will discuss the contemporary state of Latino literature.
"Habitat" -- an exploration of how technology influences the ways we create, perform and experience music -- was a multi-artist project realized at the National Gallery of Art in 2013. The creators of the project spoke about the planning and execution of the work, with a special performance of three movements from "Habitat" at the close of the program. Speakers included Steve Antosca (composer...
Antosca, Steve - Karre, Ross - Brent, William
Roz Chast: 2017 National Book Festival
2017 National Book Festival poster artist Roz Chast discusses "Can't We Talk about Something More Pleasant?" at the 2017 Library of Congress National Book Festival in Washington, D.C.
Sam Kean: 2017 National Book Festival
Sam Kean discusses "Caesar's Last Breath: Decoding the Secrets of the Air Around Us" at the 2017 Library of Congress National Book Festival in Washington, D.C.
Conversation with Dunedin Consort
The Library's Anne McLean speaks with members of Scotland's Dunedin Consort, who were making their first Washington appearance with a program of works by J.S. Bach. Harpsichordist and organist John Butt, a preeminent Bach scholar and director of the ensemble, leads the discussion with mezzo-soprano Meg Bragle and recorder player László Rózsa.
Dunedin Consort - McLean, Anne - Rózsa, László - Butt, John - Bragle, Meg