Jazz Conversation: Jim Hall
Jazz guitarist and composer Jim Hall talks about his life in music with Larry Appelbaum, senior music reference specialist in the Library's Music Division.
Jazz Conversation: Lyricist Iola Brubeck
Denise Gallo, Head of Acquisitions and Processing with the Library of Congress Music Division, conducts a conversation with lyricist Iola Brubeck, wife of famed jazz musician Dave Brubeck.
Uri Caine & Larry Appelbaum
Larry Appelbaum interviewed pianist-composer Uri Caine at the Atlas Performing Arts Center, Lang Theatre in Washington, D.C.
Olli Kotekangas & Norman Scribner
Composer Olli Kortekangas and Norman Scribner, artistic director of The Choral Arts Society of Washington discuss the composer's new work, "Seven Songs for Planet Earth," which has been described as "a statement about our relationship to the natural world and our human duty to respect and nurture our planet -- a universal message for all to understand and contemplate."
Allen Toussaint & Larry Appelbaum
Prior to a concert by Allen Toussaint and Henry Butler at the Library of Congress, Toussaint sat for an interview with Larry Appelbaum about his hit records, life in the recording studios, the New Orleans piano tradition, Professor Longhair, the challenges of songwriting and producing and the impact of Hurricane Katrina.
George Crumb & David Starobin
A conversation with composer George Crumb on his American Songbooks cycle with a longtime friend, Bridge Records producer David Starobin.
The Musical Worlds of Victor Herbert: A Conversation with Alyce Mott
Victor Herbert is the grandfather of American musical theater, founder of the organization that protects the rights of composers (ASCAP), and the creator of some of America's best loved classics. He set the stage for the legendary creators of Broadway, making the work of Irving Berlin, Rodgers and Hammerstein, and Stephen Sondheim possible.
Music in the Lincoln White House
Music scholars and Library curators discuss music in the Lincoln White House. Presented in cooperation with the White House Historical Association.
Preconcert Talk: David Nelson & Chaya Czernowin
Composer Chaya Czernowin and Orchestra 2001 percussionist David Nelson discuss an evening concert of works by George Crumb and a Library of Congress Dina Koston and Roger Shapiro Fund for New Music commission by Czernowin, "Slow Summer Stay II: Lakes" (2012).
Preconcert Talk: George & Gregory Walker
Pulitzer Prize-winning composer George Walker discusses his music with his son, violinist Gregory Walker, and Nicholas A. Brown of the Music Division. Gregory Walker performs the the world concert premiere of George's Bleu, for unaccompanied violin (2012). Gregory's performance marks the debut of the Library of Congress' "Oberlin Betts," and exact copy of the Library's "Betts" violin by Antonio Stradivari, Cremona, 1704. This pre-concert ...
Gabriel Kahane & Timothy Andres
Composer/pianists Gabriel Kahane and Timothy Andres discuss their compositions, performing careers and collaboration at the Library of Congress. Both are leading figures in a new generation of musicians who believe in breaking down barriers between musical genres.
Music & Technology: Ge Wang & Mark Applebaum
In collaboration with Stanford University, Mark Applebaum and Ge Wang speak about and demonstrate their work exploring technology in music. They illuminate key issues at the intersection of art and the technologies that contribute to it.
Blue Note at 75
Library music specialist Larry Appelbaum moderates a panel discussion marking the 75th anniversary of the influential jazz label, Blue Note Records. Panelists include veteran saxophonist Lou Donaldson, producer Michael Cuscuna and pianist Jason Moran.
Birmingham Contemporary Music Group Discussion
Stephen and Jackie Newbould of Birmingham Contemporary Music Group join the Library's Nicholas Brown to discuss the work of the ensemble, Oliver Knussen and their unique Sound Investment commissioning scheme.