• Film, Video
    A Fiddler's Tale Annette Kaufman, pianist and art collector, discussed "A Fiddler's Tale: How Hollywood and Vivaldi Discovered Me," a book she co-wrote with her husband, violinist and art collector Louis Kaufman.
    • Contributor: Kaufman, Annette
    • Date: 2003-07-31
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    Chakavak Ensemble Performs Persian Classical Music The Chakavak Ensemble showcased examples of Persian classical music at the Library of Congress's Coolidge Auditorium. Under the direction of Dr. Nader Majd, the eight member ensemble performed on traditional Iranian instruments such as the tar, kamancheh, santur, zarb,setar, as well as the violin and cello. The concert was in celebration of Nowruz (New Day) the first day of the Iranian solar year (March ...
    • Date: 2005-03-29
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    Beethoven: The Universal Composer 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 alike," Morris writes. "What draws them is ...
    • Contributor: Morris, Edmund
    • Date: 2005-10-25
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    Capturing Sound: How Technology Has Changed Music Mark Katz, a professor at the Peabody Conservatory of Music at The Johns Hopkins University, discussed his book, "Capturing Sound: How Technology Has Changed Music." The event was sponsored by the Library's John W. Kluge Center, the Music Division and the Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division. According to Katz, who teaches in the Department of Musicology at the Peabody, there is more ...
    • Contributor: Katz, Mark
    • Date: 2005-11-09
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    Writing About Music in a Time of Change Tim Page, Pulitzer Prize winner and chief classical music critic for The Washington Post, delivered the 2006 Louis C. Elson Memorial Lecture on "Writing About Music in a Time of Change" in a program sponsored by the Library's Music Division and John W. Kluge Center. The Louis C. Elson Memorial Fund was established at the Library of Congress by Elson's widow, Bertha, to provide ...
    • Contributor: Page, Tim
    • Date: 2006-11-30
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    Celebrating Rumi: An Evening of Mevlana Celaleddin Rumi's Poetry and Sufi Music with Whirling Dervishes The Library's African and Middle Eastern Division and the Music Division co-sponsored a poetry and music program with the Turkish Embassy titled "Celebrating Rumi: An Evening of Mevlana Celaleddin Rumi's Poetry and Sufi Music with Whirling Dervishes." This was the first of several programs which launched the UNESCO's International Year of Rumi in the United States. Rumi who lived in the 13th century wrote ...
    • Date: 2007-03-14
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    Camerata Ireland Camerata Ireland, with found and pianist Barry Douglas, performed works by Carter, Mozart and Beethoven as part of the Rediscover Northern Ireland Program cosponsored by the Library's Music Division and American Folklife Center along with the Department of Culture, Arts and Leisure/Arts Council of Northern Ireland.
    • Date: 2007-03-23
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    Men, Let's Sing: Choral Music For Men's Voices Preceding the Cantus concert was a panel discussion titled "Men, Let's Sing: Choral Music for Men's Voices" in a program sponsored by the Music Division. Panelists for the preconcert presentation were Frank Albinder, director of the Washington Men's Camerata; Ann Meier Baker, president of Chorus America; and Gunilla Marcus-Luboff and the Library's Robert Saladini, co-developers of the Library of Congress Series of Choral Music, ...
    • Contributor: Various
    • Date: 2007-03-30
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    Gershwin Prize Gala Dinner Paul Simon receives the first annual Gershwin Prize for Popular Song during a gala dinner sponsored by the Library's Music Division.
    • Contributor: Various
    • Date: 2007-05-22
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    Treasures in the Pre-1800 General Collections of Music Susan Clermont makes a presentation on the Music Division's collections prio to 1800 as part of the Library's docent training.
    • Contributor: Clermont, Susan
    • Date: 2006-12-07
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    Interview with Composer and Pianist Fred Hersch Part of the series "American Creativity: The Composer-Performer," this interview with the composer and pianist Fred Hersch, one of a series of portraits of major jazz figures appearing at the Library of Congress, was presented by the Library's Music Division as a pre-concert presentation. The interviewer is Ben Roe.
    • Contributor: Hersch, Fred
    • Date: 2007-10-26
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    Ruth Crawford Seeger, Modernist Composer in the Folk Revival: Biography as Music History In the first of a Music Division lecture series presenting members of the American Musicological Society who have completed research in the division's unique collections, Judith Tick discusses aspects of her work on composer Ruth Crawford Seeger. She introduces Seeger's training as a musician and composer, her work collecting folk songs and her role as wife and mother. In Tick's words, "As life and ...
    • Contributor: Tick, Judith
    • Date: 2008-03-26
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    Seeger Tribute: Welcome, Introduction and Keynote Address The Library of Congress celebrated the musical legacy of the Seeger Family during a two-day program, sponsored by the American Folklife Center, titled "How Can I Keep from Singing? A Seeger Family Tribute." Neil Rosenberg, professor emeritus at Memorial University of Newfoundland, delivered the keynote address titled "Family Values, Seeger Style." In his lecture, Rosenberg discussed the underlying forces, motifs and themes that recurred ...
    • Contributor: Rosenberg, Neil
    • Date: 2007-03-16
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    Seeger Tribute: Charles Seeger and Ruth Crawford Seeger The Library of Congress celebrated the musical legacy of the Seeger Family during a two-day program, sponsored by the American Folklife Center, titled "How Can I Keep from Singing? A Seeger Family Tribute." Panelists were Betty Auman of the Library's Music Division, who discussed "Seeger Materials in the Library of Congress Music Division"; Judith Tick, Northeastern University, who talked about "Ruth Crawford Seeger's Legacy"; ...
    • Contributor: Various
    • Date: 2007-03-16
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    Seeger Tribute: (1) Pete, Mike and Peggy Seeger and (2) Performing the Seegers The Library of Congress celebrated the musical legacy of the Seeger Family during a two-day program, sponsored by the American Folklife Center, titled "How Can I Keep from Singing? A Seeger Family Tribute." For session one, "Another Generation of Seegers: Pete, Mike and Peggy Seeger," panelists were Todd Harvey, American Folklife Center, speaking on "Seeger Collections at the American Folklife Center Archive" Jeff Place, ...
    • Contributor: Various
    • Date: 2007-03-16
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    Seeger Tribute: Pete, Mike and Peggy Seeger with the Short Sisters in concert The Library of Congress is celebrated the musical legacy of the Seeger Family during a two-day program, sponsored by the American Folklife Center, titled "How Can I Keep from Singing? A Seeger Family Tribute." The symposium culminated in a concert with Mike, Peggy and Pete Seeger with the Short Sisters.
    • Contributor: Various
    • Date: 2007-03-16
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    Seeger Tribute: Politics, Theory and the Folk Revival The Library of Congress celebrated the musical legacy of the Seeger Family during a two-day program, sponsored by the American Folklife Center, titled "How Can I Keep from Singing? A Seeger Family Tribute." Panelists were Bill Ivey, Vanderbilt University, who discussed "Theorizing Folk and Country Music"; Robert Cantwell, University of North Carolina, who spoke on "The Politics of Pete"; and Millie Rahn, independent folklorist, ...
    • Contributor: Various
    • Date: 2007-03-16
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    After Pearl Harbor: Music, War and the Library of Congress The Music Division of the Library of Congress and the American Musicological Society, in joint partnership, presented the second in a series of lectures highlighting musicological research conducted in the division's collections. Annegret Fauser discussed "After Pearl Harbor: Music, War and the Library of Congress."
    • Contributor: Fauser, Annegret
    • Date: 2008-09-18
  • Collection
    The New Deal Legacy and Contemporary Scholarship, Part 1 The "New Deal" Franklin Delano Roosevelt had promised the American people began to take shape immediately after his inauguration on March 4, 1933. The multi-faceted social, cultural and fiscal recovery program aimed to reform and reinvigorate national life, and to end the Great Depression. Many New Deal administrators believed that art could be a part of the daily lives of all Americans, not just ...
    • Contributor: Various - Brannan, Beverly W. - Birney, Alice L. (Alice Lotvin) - Breiseth, Christopher Neri - Camp, Charles - Clark, Robert William - Cleary, Beth M. - Cole, John Young - Dimunation, Mark G. - Gottesman, Laura ... Various - Brannan, Beverly W. - Birney, Alice L. (Alice Lotvin) - Breiseth, Christopher Neri - Camp, Charles - Clark, Robert William - Cleary, Beth M. - Cole, John Young - Dimunation, Mark G. - Gottesman, Laura - Kalin, Andrea - Katzman, Laura - Kazin, Michael - Kerst, Catherine Hiebert - McDannell, Colleen - Morgan, Mindy J. - Peatross, C. Ford - Rachleff, Peter J. - Remsberg, Rich - Sapoznik, Henry - Tidwell, John Edgar - Wiltsey, Tom - Zvonchenko, Walter - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress) - Library of Congress - National New Deal Preservation Association - United States. National Archives and Records Administration
    • Date: 2008-03-14
  • Collection
    The New Deal Legacy and Contemporary Scholarship, Part 2 The "New Deal" Franklin Delano Roosevelt had promised the American people began to take shape immediately after his inauguration on March 4, 1933. The multi-faceted social, cultural and fiscal recovery program aimed to reform and reinvigorate national life, and to end the Great Depression. Many New Deal administrators believed that art could be a part of the daily lives of all Americans, not just ...
    • Contributor: Various - Brannan, Beverly W. - Birney, Alice L. (Alice Lotvin) - Breiseth, Christopher Neri - Camp, Charles - Clark, Robert William - Cleary, Beth M. - Cole, John Young - Dimunation, Mark G. - Gottesman, Laura ... Various - Brannan, Beverly W. - Birney, Alice L. (Alice Lotvin) - Breiseth, Christopher Neri - Camp, Charles - Clark, Robert William - Cleary, Beth M. - Cole, John Young - Dimunation, Mark G. - Gottesman, Laura - Kalin, Andrea - Katzman, Laura - Kazin, Michael - Kerst, Catherine Hiebert - McDannell, Colleen - Morgan, Mindy J. - Peatross, C. Ford - Rachleff, Peter J. - Remsberg, Rich - Sapoznik, Henry - Tidwell, John Edgar - Wiltsey, Tom - Zvonchenko, Walter - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress) - Library of Congress - National New Deal Preservation Association - United States. National Archives and Records Administration
    • Date: 2008-03-14
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    Homo-Musicus: How Music Began Ellen Dissayanake discusses "Homo Musicus: How Music Began." The universally observed interaction between mothers and infants, commonly and even dismissively called "baby talk," is composed of proto-aesthetic, temporally-organized elements that Dissayanake suggests are the origin of human music. Because infants are born ready to engage in these encounters and to prefer their visual, vocal and gestural components to any other sight or sound, one ...
    • Contributor: Dissayanake, Ellen
    • Date: 2008-10-17
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    The World in Six Songs: How the Musical Brain Created Human Nature Daniel Levitin gives a talk titled "The World in Six Songs: How the Musical Brain Created Human Nature." Director of McGill University's Laboratory for Musical Perception, Cognition and Expertise and best-selling author of "This is Your Brain on Music," Levitin blends cutting-edge scientific findings with his own experiences as a former record producer and still-active musician. The Music and the Brain Lecture Series is ...
    • Contributor: Levitin, Daniel
    • Date: 2008-11-18
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    The Music of Language and the Language of Music In our everyday lives, language and instrumental music are obviously different things. Neuroscientist and musician Ani Patel is the author of a recent, elegantly argued offering from Oxford University Press, "Music, Language and the Brain." Oliver Sacks calls Patel a "pioneer in the use of new concepts and technology to investigate the neural correlates of music." In Patel's presentation, he discusses some of the ...
    • Contributor: Patel, Aniruddh
    • Date: 2008-11-07
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    Stevie Wonder Performs "Sketches of a Life"
    Gershwin Prize for popular song :
    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
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    Violin Master Class with Christian Tetzlaff Virtuoso violinist Christian Tetzlaff conducted a violin master class at the Library for area students and teachers.
    • Contributor: Tetzlaff, Christian
    • Date: 2008-11-07