Film, VideoTchaikovsky & Taneyev: Mentor and Protege Set within the artistic milieu of the last decades of Imperial Russia, this presentation traces the lives and careers of two of that country's most influential composers: Petr Il'ich Tchaikovsky (1840-1893), and...
- Contributor: Lavine, Kevin
- Date: 2011-05-13
Film, VideoIrving Fine Fantasia for String Trio III. Lento assai tranquillo with Richard Wernick Pulitzer-winning composer Richard Wernick conducts a Master Class on the music of American composer Irving Fine to students from the Peabody Preparatory Performance Academy for Strings. This episode focuses on the third...
- Contributor: Wernick, Richard
- Date: 2012-11-10
Film, VideoA Leading Role: A Conversation on Women in the Music World A pre-concert panel discussion featuring Jane Chu, Margaret Lioi and Astrid Schween.
- Date: 2015-10-30
Film, VideoDipper Mouth Blues Thomas Brothers discusses Louis Armstrong, composer of King Oliver's "Dipper Mouth Blues."
- Contributor: Thomas Brothers
- Date: 2012-03-29
Film, VideoSpeak the People / the Spark / el Poema: Celebrating Juan Felipe Herrera A host of acclaimed scholars, musicians and community organizers joined Juan Felipe Herrera to close his second term as U.S. Poet Laureate. The panel discussion with Juan Felipe Herrera and Martha Gonzalez,...
- Date: 2017-04-26
Film, VideoBirmingham 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.
- Date: 2014-04-08
Film, VideoSheila Kay Adams Oral History North Carolina ballad singer, banjo player and storyteller Sheila Kay Adams talks about her life and career.
- Contributor: Adams, Sheila Kay
- Date: 2017-04-19
Film, VideoThe Library as Witness to Music History: The Case of the Sinai Musical Manuscripts Dr. Kujumdzieva believes that the Library of Congress' microfilmed collection of musical manuscripts from St. Catherine's Monastery, Mt. Sinai, one of the oldest Christian monasteries in the world, are representative of music...
- Contributor: Kujumdzieva, Svetlana
- Date: 2010-05-06
Film, VideoConcert: yarn The quartet yarn|wire makes its Coolidge Auditorium debut in a program including Berio's "Linea," "Travel Notes" by Murail (commissioned by the Serge Koussevitzky Music Foundation in the Library of Congress), Mochizuki's "Le...
- Contributor: Yarn Wire
- Date: 2015-10-10
Film, VideoRebel Music: Race, Empire & the New Muslim Youth Culture Hisham D. Aidi discusses his widely acclaimed new book that examines how hip-hop, jazz and reggae play crucial roles in the global Muslim youth culture.
- Contributor: Aidi, Hisham D.
- Date: 2014-09-25
Film, VideoRosalynn Carter Book Talk Former First lady Rosalynn Carter came to the Library on May 10 to discuss her new book, "Within Our Reach: Ending the Mental Health Crisis" (Rodale Press). Her Books & Beyond program,...
- Date: 2010-05-05
Film, VideoChoir of Clare College, Cambridge One of the England's most revered choral ensembles, the Choir of Clare College, Cambridge, makes its Library of Congress debut with a commemoration of Irving Fine's legacy as one of the preeminent...
- Contributor: Speakers, Various
- Date: 2014-12-06
CollectionSurati: Classical and Folk Indian Dance from New Jersey Surati performs Indian classial and folk dance from New Jersey, another in the Homegrown Concert Series sponsored by the American Folklife Center.
- Contributor: Surati Dance Group - Roy, Rimli - Surati (Dance Group) - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress) - John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (U.S.). Millennium Stage
- Date: 2008-11-19
Film, VideoDangerous Music: Suckers, Firestarters, & Cultural Anarchists, Oh My! Norman Middleton and Jessica Krash discuss "dangerous classical music" and marketing, examine the relation between high art and popular art and the mental and emotional intensity of classical music, and journey to...
- Date: 2009-11-06
Film, VideoEric Wight: 2011 National Book Festival Graphic novelist Eric Wight appears at the 2011 National Book Festival.
- Contributor: Wight, Eric
- Date: 2011-09-25
Film, VideoElizabeth Sprague Coolidge Uncut: Conversation with Coolidge Exhibit Curators & Filmmaker Marjorie Short Marjorie Short joins exhibit curators Robin Rausch and Caitlin Miller to discuss the challenges of telling a life story in the briefest way possible, from an eight-minute film to a 50-item exhibit....
- Date: 2015-10-31
CollectionJames "Super Chikan" Johnson and Richard Christman James "Super Chikan" Johnson and Richard Christman perform blues guitar from Mississippi, another in the Homegrown Concert Series sponsored by the American Folklife Center.
- Contributor: Johnson , James "super Chikan" - Super Chikan - Morrisey, Larry - Daddy Rich - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress) - John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (U.S.). Millennium Stage
- Date: 2006-05-23
Film, VideoJames McBride: 2008 National Book Festival Author and musician James McBride speaks at the National Book Festival.
- Contributor: McBride, James
- Date: 2008-09-27
Film, VideoGeorge Lewis on his Library of Congress Commission, "The Mangle of Practice" George Lewis discusses his Library of Congress commission, "The Mangle of Practice," which received its world premiere (with Ensemble Dal Niente) at the Library of Congress in commemoration of founding patron Elizabeth...
- Contributor: Lewis, George
- Date: 2014-10-30
Film, VideoLedward Kaapana Oral History Master Hawaiian slack key guitarist, ukelele player and vocalist Ledward Kaapana discusses his life and musical career.
- Contributor: Kaapana, Ledward
- Date: 2017-07-05
Film, VideoAn-sky Yiddish Heritage Ensemble: Klezmer & Other Yiddish Music from New York The An-sky Yiddish Heritage Ensemble -- renowned Yiddish folk singers Michael Alpert and Ethel Raim, tsimblist (hammered dulcimer player) Pete Rushefsky and violinist Jake Shulman-Ment -- celebrates the hundredth Anniversary of the...
- Date: 2013-06-26
CollectionDavid Warren Steel: Makers of the Sacred Harp David Warren Steel discusses his new book, "The Makers of the Sacred Harp," newly published by the University of Illinois Press.
- Contributor: Steel, David Warren - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
- Date: 2010-10-21
Film, VideoWe Write the Songs: Celebrating the ASCAP Collection The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) Foundation staged "We Write the Songs" at the Coolidge Auditorium, a night of songwriters performing their own tunes and telling the stories behind...
- Contributor: Various
- Date: 2011-05-10
CollectionBar J Wranglers: Cowboy Music from Wyoming The Bar J Wranglers perform cowboy music from Wyoming, another in the Homegrown Concert Series sponsored by the American Folklife Center.
- Contributor: Wranglers, Bar J - Bar J Wranglers (Musical Group) - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress) - John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (U.S.). Millennium Stage
- Date: 2008-10-02
Film, VideoAmerican Folklife Center/Folk Alliance Lomax Challenge: Mary Bragg Mary Bragg sings "Trouble So Hard" as part of the Lomax Challenge.To mark the 100th birthday of influential folklorist and musician Alan Lomax (1915-2002), who collected songs from musicians like Muddy Waters,...
- Contributor: Bragg, Mary
- Date: 2015-02-21
Film, VideoSam McGee's Railroad Blues & Other Versions of the Republic Greil Marcus excavates a few roots of the American Songbook, examining a handful of indelible and idiosyncratic country, religious or blues songs from the 1920s and their modern revisions.
- Contributor: Marcus, Greil
- Date: 2010-10-21
Film, VideoPavel Haas Quartet Concert The Pavel Haas Quartet performs Bohuslav Martinů's String Quartet no. 3, H. 183, and two works by Dvořák: String Quartet in D minor, op. 34, and String Quartet in F major, op....
- Contributor: Pavel Haas Quartet
- Date: 2015-10-23
Film, VideoASCAP Collection Concert The stories of, and back stories behind, several beloved songs were laid out for a most entertained audience May 11 as the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) Foundation brought...
- Date: 2010-05-11
Film, VideoMitzi Meyerson Harpsichordist Mitzi Meyerson performed works J.S. Bach, Couperin, Purcell and Rameauin in the Library's Coolidge Auditorium. Meyerson performs on Landowska's Pleyel, part of the Library's Wanda Landowska Collection, making this a fitting...
- Contributor: Meyerson, Mitzi
- Date: 2014-02-22
CollectionCantos de mi canton (Songs from My Home): Chicano Music from California In a concert in celebration of Hispanic American Heritage Month, Agustin Lira and Alma & Quetza perform.
- Contributor: Lira, Agustín - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress) - John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (U.S.). Millennium Stage
- Date: 2011-09-14
Film, VideoJoe Hayes: 2011 National Book Festival Storyteller Joe Hayes appears at the 2011 National Book Festival.
- Contributor: Hayes, Joe
- Date: 2011-09-25
Film, VideoArtist Encounter: Kristian Bezuidenhout, Fortepiano Following a fortepiano performance at the Library, keyboardist Kristian Bezuidenhout speaks with David Plylar about several treasures in the collection, including Mozart's Violin Sonata in G major, K.379, Haydn's Capriccio in G...
- Date: 2016-10-27
Film, VideoConversation with Pierre Jalbert & Jörg Widmann, Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center A conversation with composers Pierre Jalbert and Jörg Widmann, plus two performers with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center.
- Date: 2014-04-10
Film, VideoMen, 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...
- Contributor: Various
- Date: 2007-03-30
Film, VideoBilly Bragg: Roots, Radicals & Rockers The roots of skiffle as a musical genre and its influence on popular music is discussed in this book talk presented by singer and guitarist Billy Bragg. In his book, "Roots, Radicals...
- Contributor: Bragg, Billy
- Date: 2017-07-21
Film, VideoEither/Or Concert Either/Or, a New York-based contemporary music ensemble, performs Anthony Braxton's "Composition no. 222" (a McKim Fund in the Library of Congress commission), Richard Carrick's "La Scène Miniature," Beat Furrer's "Spur," Anna Thorvaldsdottir's...
- Contributor: Either/Or
- Date: 2017-02-18
Film, VideoRodgers & Hammerstein: My Favorite Things In the second episode of a series of videos that explore the Rodgers and Hammerstein collections at the Library of Congress, Michael Feinstein traces the origin of the lyrics for "My Favorite...
- Contributor: Feinstein, Michael
- Date: 2014-02-03
Film, VideoOral History with Harmonia Band
Oral history with Harmonia band Members of "Harmonia" discuss the band's origins and the traditional folk music of Eastern Europe.
- Contributor: Austen, Theadocia Millich - Harmonia (Musical Group) - American Folklife Center
- Date: 2013-07-11
Film, VideoHistory & Reconstruction of Native American Flutes in the Dayton C. Miller Collection Native American instrument-maker and performer Barry D. Higgins (White Crow) explores the history and reconstruction of the diverse types of Native American flutes held in the Library's Dayton C. Miller Flute Collection....
- Contributor: Higgins (White Crow), Barry D.
- Date: 2012-11-28
CollectionAndrea Hoag & Loretta Kelley: Swedish & Norwegian Fiddling A tour of Norwegian and Swedish fiddle styles with Andrea Hoag (violin) and Loretta Kelley (violin & Hardingfele/Hardanger fiddle). Andrea Hoag and Loretta Kelley are among the United States' foremost performers of...
- Contributor: Hoag, Andrea - Kelley, Loretta - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress) - Library of Congress. Music Division - John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (U.S.). Millennium Stage
- Date: 2015-02-18