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    Blind Boys of Alabama I "Amazing Grace" The Blind Boys of Alabama perform "Amazing Grace" at the Library of Congress, June 5, 2002. Forms part of the The Blind Boys of Alabama Concert Collection. videorecording | videorecording ; 4 min | Homegrown Concert Series. (Source). June 5, 2002. (Date). Forms part of the The Blind Boys of Alabama Concert Collection. (Source Note). Videorecording (Form).
    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Blind Boys of Alabama - Fountain, Clarence - Carter, Jimmy Lee
    • Date: 2002
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    Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver perform at the Library of Congress, September 13, 2006. videorecording | videorecording ; 70 min | Homegrown Concert Series. (Source). September 13, 2006. (Date). Videorecording (Form).
    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Quicksilver (Musical Group) - Lawson, Doyle
    • Date: 2006
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    A Talk with Sebastian Currier videorecording | videorecording ; 34 min | Composer Sebastian Currier talks about his new work ("Xenakis Remix," performed later that evening) and his career. (Content). Recorded May 6, 2011 (Date). Speaker Biography: Sebastian Currier is the 2007 recipient of the prestigious Grawemeyer Award. Heralded as "music with a distinctive voice" by the New York Times and as "lyrical, colorful, firmly rooted in tradition, but ...
    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Currier, Sebastian
    • Date: 2011
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    A Place for the Arts: The MacDowell Colony, 1907-2007 videorecording | videorecording ; 44 min | Founded in 1907, The MacDowell Colony in Peterborough, N.H., was the first artists' residency program in America and is the model for hundreds of others. The vision of founders Edward McDowell and his wife Marian, both pianists, was to provide artists of exceptional talent with uninterrupted time, a private workplace and a dynamic community of peers to ...
    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Rausch, Robin
    • Date: 2007
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    Japanese Influences in 20th Century American Music videorecording | videorecording ; 60 min | The history of the cross-cultural interaction between American composers and Japan is documented in unpublished and published scores, manuscripts, and correspondence held, often uniquely, in the Music Division of the Library of Congress. In this lecture, W. Anthony Sheppard examines examples of this relationship in the works of Henry Eichheim (1870-1942), Claude Lapham (1890-1957), Henry Cowell (1897-1965), ...
    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Sheppard, W. Anthony
    • Date: 2010
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    Give My Poor Heart Ease: Voices of the Mississippi Blues videorecording | videorecording; 55 min | Benjamin Botkin Lecture Series. (Source). February 17, 2010. (Date). Videorecording (Form).
    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Ferris, William R.
    • Date: 2010
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    Amuma Says No: Traditional and Contemporary Basque Music from Idaho Amuma Says No performs traditional and contemporary Basque music and songs from Idaho at the Library of Congress, July 14, 2010. videorecording | videorecording ; 59 min | Homegrown Concert Series. (Source). July 14, 2010. Videorecording (Form).
    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Amuma Says No
    • Date: 2010
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    Justice
    Concerts from the Library of Congress presents Justice composed by Roger Reynolds
    Videorecording. Filmed Operas.. electronic | composed by Roger Reynolds. (Statement Of Responsibility). Title from screen (viewed on March 20, 2009). Commissioned by the Julian E. Berla and Freda Hauptman Berla Fund in the Library of Congress for the celebration of the Library's Bicentennial. Carmen Pelton, soprano; Steven Schick, percussion; Donnah Welby, actress. (Performers). Recorded at the Thomas Jefferson Building's Great Hall on November 30, ...
    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Pelton, Carmen - Schick, Steven - Welby, Donnah - Fonte, Henry
    • Date: 2001
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    Jazz Conversation: Argentine Pianist and Composer Guillermo Klein videorecording | videorecording ; 49 min | Argentine pianist and composer Guillermo Klein talks with Library of Congress music specialist Larry Appelbaum. (Content). Recorded February 29, 2008 (Date). Speaker Biography: In the early 1990s, pianist, composer and bandleader Guillermo Klein moved from his native Argentina to Boston to study at the Berklee School of Music. He spent the remainder of that decade in New ...
    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Klein, Guillermo - Appelbaum, Larry
    • Date: 2008
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    Working (and Not Working) with Bernstein videorecording | videorecording ; 82 min | Composer Jack Gottlieb, author of the recently published memoir "Working with Bernstein," discusses his own role as a fellow composer. (Content). Recorded December 11, 2010 (Date). Speaker Biography: Jack Gottlieb received degrees from Queens College, N.Y., Brandeis University and the University of Illinois. He has just been named by the New York Philharmonic as the Leonard Bernstein ...
    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Gottlieb, Jack
    • Date: 2010
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    The Bar J Wranglers: Cowboy Music from Wyoming The Bar J Wranglers perform cowboy songs and music at the Library of Congress, October 2, 2008. videorecording | videorecording ; 61 min | Homegrown Concert Series. (Date). October 2, 2008. (Date). Videorecording (Form).
    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Bar J Wranglers (Musical Group) - Hatch, Anne F. - Humphreys, Scott - Humphreys, Bryan - Hodgson, Tim - Cook, Donnie - Rogers, Danny - Baxter, Jerry - Bulger, Peggy A.
    • Date: 2008
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    Bernstein Meets Broadway videorecording | videorecording ; 60 min | The composer Leonard Bernstein once wrote that his now-famous "West Side Story" of 1957 included a plea for racial tolerance as materials reveal in the Bernstein Collection in the Music Division of the Library of Congress. This lecture traces Bernstein's composer-activism back to "On the Town" of 1944, which was his first Broadway show and grew out ...
    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Oja, Carol J.
    • Date: 2011
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    William Schuman's Puzzling Seventh Symphony videorecording | videorecording ; 61 min | The Music Division of the Library of Congress and the American Musicological Society, in joint partnership, presented another in a series of lectures highlighting musicological research conducted in the division's collections. Steven Swayne of Dartmouth College discussed William Schuman's Seventh Symphony. Commissioned by the Boston Symphony Orchestra in the fall of 1954, the symphony premiered in the ...
    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Swayne, Steven
    • Date: 2010
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    Paul McCartney Interview: Gershwin Prize videorecording | videorecording ; 32 min | Upon his receipt of the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song, Paul McCartney discusses his life, career and music. (Content). Recorded June 1, 2010 (Date). Speaker Biography: Sir Paul McCartney is an English singer, songwriter, composer, multi-instrumentalist, businessman, record and film producer, poet, painter, and animal rights activist. Formerly of the Beatles and Wings, according ...
    • Contributor: Library of Congress - McCartney, Paul
    • Date: 2010
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    Seeger Family Concert Mike, Peggy, and Pete Seeger with the Short Sisters perform at the Library of Congress March 16, 2007. Forms part of "How Can I Keep From Singing": A Seeger Family Tribute symposium and concert. videorecording | videorecording ; 133 min | Seeger Family Tribute Collection. (Source). March 16, 2007. (Date). Videorecording (Form).
    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Seeger, Pete - Seeger, Mike - Seeger, Peggy - Short Sisters
    • Date: 2007
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    The sound of Broadway music - Great Broadway orchestrators discussed by people who knew them and worked with them videorecording | videorecording : 107 min. | Recorded in the Coolidge Auditourium, Library of Congress, Washington DC. (Venue). Recorded on May 6, 2009 at 1:30 PM. (Date). Videorecording (Form).
    • Contributor: Library of Congress
    • Date: 2009
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    Utrecht String Quartet videorecording | videorecording ; 78 min | Praised for its benchmark recordings of Tchaikovsky, the Utrecht String Quartet from The Netherlands makes its first U.S. appearance in the Library of Congress in a program of Schubert, Meijering and Tchaikovsky. (Content). Recorded February 11, 2011 (Date). Since April 2000, the Utrecht String Quartet has been hailed as one of the most renowned chamber-music ensembles, known ...
    • Contributor: Library of Congress
    • Date: 2011
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    Jazz Conversation: Pianist, Composer Dave Brubeck videorecording | videorecording ; 59 min | Larry Appelbaum, Senior Music Reference Specialist with the Library of Congress, conducts a conversation with jazz pianist and composer Dave Brubeck. (Content). Recorded April 10, 2008 (Date). Speaker Biography: Dave Brubeck (b. Concord, CA, 1920) is a jazz composer, pianist and bandleader. He studied composition with Darius Milhaud, worked in both octet and trio formats, and later ...
    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Brubeck, Dave
    • Date: 2008
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    The English Concert videorecording | videorecording ; 108 min | One of the world's finest period instrument orchestras comes to the Library with Alice Coote, a singer praised for her "commanding, sensual, and leonine presence" and "a voice of copper silk" in vocal and instrumental works by Dowland, Handel, Monteverdi, and Vivaldi. (Content). Recorded October 14, 2010 (Date). The English Concert, with artistic director Harry Bicket and ...
    • Contributor: Library of Congress
    • Date: 2010
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    Beethoven: The Universal Composer videorecording | videorecording ; 45 min | Pulitzer Prize-winning author Edmund Morris discussed his new book, "Beethoven: The Universal Composer." The Library's Music Division cosponsored the event with the Center for the Book. Morris, a classically trained pianist, has studied Beethoven and his music for 40 years. "Of all the great composers, Beethoven is the most enduring in his appeal to dilettantes and intellectuals ...
    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Morris, Edmund
    • Date: 2005
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    Concert: Gautier Capuçon & Gabriela Montero videorecording | videorecording ; 97 min | An exciting musical partnership born under the aegis of the legendary Martha Argerich: her Venezuelan protégé and the brilliant young French cellist, two of the most exciting young performers of today. (Content). Recorded November 9, 2010 (Date). Gautier Capuçon is a renowned French cellist. (Biographical). Gabriela Montero is a Venezuelan-American pianist. (Biographical). Videorecording (Form).
    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Capuçon, Gautier - Montero, Gabriela
    • Date: 2010
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    Curtis Contemporary Music Ensemble videorecording | videorecording ; 88 min | Young artists from one of the nation's top conservatories celebrate the centennial of Samuel Barber. The program includes the Violin Sonata; "Dover Beach" for string quartet and baritone; "Hermit Songs" (Library of Congress commission); "Summer Music" for woodwind quintet; and, the Sonata in E-flat minor, Op. 26, for piano. (Content). Recorded March 15, 2010 (Date). Videorecording (Form).
    • Contributor: Library of Congress
    • Date: 2010
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    The sound of Broadway music - A conversation with Jonathan Tunick videorecording | videorecording : 149 min. | Recorded in the Coolidge Auditourium, Library of Congress, Washington DC. (Venue). Recorded on May 6, 2009 at 5 PM. (Date). Videorecording (Form).
    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Tunick, Jonathan
    • Date: 2009
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    The Beehive Band: Mormon String Band music from Utah The Beehive Band: Mormon String Band music from Utah perform at the Library of Congress, April 24, 2008. videorecording | videorecording ; 66 | Homegrown Concert Series. (Source). April 24, 2008. (Date). Videorecording (Form).
    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Beehive Band
    • Date: 2008
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    [Joshua Rifkin in an interview with Denise Gallo] videorecording | 1 digital video file (54 min., 42 sec.) : sd., col. | Title supplied by cataloger. Interviewer: Denise Gallo; pianist/conductor: Joshua Rifkin. Recorded in the Recording Laboratory, Motion Picture Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division, Library of Congress, Sept. 5, 2006. (Venue). Courtesy of Joshua Rifkin. (Copyright Notice). In an interview with Denise Gallo, Library of Congress, pianist/conductor Joshua Rifkin discusses his musical ...
    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Rifkin, Joshua - Gallo, Denise P.
    • Date: 2006