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    Stevie Wonder Discusses Library Commission "Sketches of a Life"

    Stevie Wonder talks to Norman Middleton of the Library's Music Division about his new Library of Congress commission, "Sketches of a Life," and his thoughts about composition and music.

    • Contributor: Wonder, Stevie
    • Date: 2009-02-24
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    Press Conference Announcing Library Commission of Stevie Wonder Composition

    videorecording | videorecording ; 22 min | Singer/songwriter Stevie Wonder, the awardee of the second Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song, and Librarian of Congress James H. Billington held a press conference to discuss the world premiere of his instrumental composition, which was commissioned by the Library. Wonder described the evolution of "Sketches of a Life," which was inspired by his life ...

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Wonder, Stevie
    • Date: 2009
  • Film, Video

    Stevie Wonder Performs "Sketches of a Life"

    videorecording | videorecording ; 55 min | Singer/songwriter Stevie Wonder, the awardee of the second Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song, premieres "Sketches of a Life," a sprawling, hybrid pop-classical concerto, written between 1976 and 1994. The work was unveiled through a commission for the Library of Congress in the Coolidge Auditorium. (Content). Recorded February 23, 2009 (Date). Born in Saginaw, Michigan ...

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Wonder, Stevie
    • Date: 2009
  • Film, Video

    Stevie Wonder Discusses Library Commission "Sketches of a Life"

    videorecording | videorecording ; 32 min | Stevie Wonder talks to Norman Middleton of the Library's Music Division about his new Library of Congress commission, "Sketches of a Life," and his thoughts about composition and music. (Content). Recorded February 24, 2009 (Date). Speaker Biography: Born in Saginaw, Michigan in 1950, Stevie Wonder became blind shortly after birth. He learned to play the harmonica, piano ...

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Wonder, Stevie
    • Date: 2009
  • Film, Video

    Stevie Wonder Performs "Sketches of a Life"

    Singer/songwriter Stevie Wonder, the awardee of the second Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song, premieres "Sketches of a Life," a sprawling, hybrid pop-classical concerto, written between 1976 and 1994. The work was unveiled through a commission for the Library of Congress in the Coolidge Auditorium.

    • Contributor: Wonder, Stevie
    • Date: 2009-02-23