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    Dance Treasures of the Music Division videorecording | videorecording ; 12 min | Elizabeth Aldrich makes a docent training presentation on the dance treasures of the Library's Music Division. (Content). Recorded December 7, 2006 (Date). Speaker Biography: Elizabeth Aldrich is the curator of dance in the Library's Music Division. (Biographical). Videorecording (Form).
    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Aldrich, Elizabeth
    • Date: 2006
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    Merita Halili and the Raif Hyseni Orchestra Albanian Music from New York videorecording | videorecording | Library of Congress (Venue). June 19, 2008 (Date). Videorecording (Form).
    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Halili, Merita - Raif Hyseni Orchestra
    • Date: 2008
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    Reflections on the Mendelssohn Bicentenary videorecording | videorecording ; 71 min | Hailed in the New York Times as "the dean of Mendelssohn scholars in the United States," R. Larry Todd shares his insights on the Mendelssohn reception in the 19th and 20th centuries and how different composers responded to his music. (Content). Recorded February 19, 2009 (Date). Speaker Biography: Hailed in the New York Times as "the dean...
    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Todd, R. Larry
    • Date: 2009
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    New Deal Resources: Preserving the Legacy, 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: 2008-03-13
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    The Cellos of Stradivari videorecording | videorecording ; 59 min | Cellists Richard Belcher, Enso String Quartet, and Steven Honigberg, along with sculptor/instrument collector Alfredo Halegua, luthier John Montgomery and Carol Lynn Ward-Bamford of the Library's Music Division presented a lecture on Stradivari's cellos preceding the Enso String Quartet Concert. (Content). Recorded December 18, 2006 (Date). Speaker Biography: Richard Belcher has performed as soloist with orchestras touring Australia...
    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Belcher, Richard - Honigberg, Steven - Halegua, Alfredo - Montgomery, John - Ward-Bamford, Carol Lynn
    • Date: 2006
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    Surati —Classical and Folk Indian Dance from New Jersey Surati performs classical and folk East Indian music and dance at the Library of Congress, November 19, 2008. videorecording | videorecording ; 88 min | Homegrown Concert Series. (Source). November 19, 2008. (Date). Videorecording (Form).
    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Surati (Dance Group) - Roy, Rimli - Austen, Theadocia Millich - Todorova-Pirgova, Iveta
    • Date: 2008
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    Is Israeli Classical Music Jewish? videorecording | videorecording ; 45 min | The music of Israel is a unique combination of Jewish and non-Jewish traditions that have come together over the course of a century to create a distinctive musical culture. Immigrants from Europe, Asia, the Middle East and elsewhere brought with them their musical traditions, melding and molding them into a new Israeli sound that helped define the...
    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Seter, Ronit
    • Date: 2009
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    Mahan Esfahani: Harpsichord Concert videorecording | videorecording ; 92 min | Mahan Esfahani plays Wanda Landowska's Pleyel harpsichord, featuring pieces from her 1927 concert at the Library of Congress. (Content). Recorded May 29, 2010 (Date). Speaker Biography: Mahan Esfahani is fast gaining international recognition as a soloist and collaborative artist on the harpsichord, fortepiano and organ in both early and contemporary repertoire. He was the first harpsichordist to...
    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Esfahani, Mahan
    • Date: 2010
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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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    Northern Neck Chantey Singers videorecording | videorecording ; 17 min | Forms part of Legends and Legacies: Remembering Archie Green (Source). 4:3 Videorecording (Form).
    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Northern Neck Chanty Singers
    • Date: 2009
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    The Ragheb Moftah Collection Demonstration and Celebration videorecording | videorecording ; 72 min | Staff and guests gather to mark the launch of a new presentation on the Library's website on Coptic Christian chant. A demonstration of the site is given by the project curator, Carolyn Ramzy. With its roots in Ancient Egyptian music, Coptic Christian chant is one of the oldest liturgical genres still performed today. Drawing on the Ragheb...
    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Youssef, His Grace Bishop - Michael, His Grace Bishop - Moftah, Laurence - Lund, Karen - Ramzy, Carolyn
    • Date: 2009
  • Film, Video
    Stolen Souls from Africa
    Song of the Coffle Gang
    videorecording | videorecording ; 3 min | Recorded at the Library of Congress (Venue). Forms part of the Seeger Family Tribute Collection (Source). A version of this song titled, "The Song of the Coffle Gang," was published in abolishionist song collections: The Liberty Minstrel, compiled by George Washington Clark in New York, 1844, and in The Anti Slavery Harp, compiled by William Wells Brown...
    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Seeger, Mike
    • Date: 2007
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    Dineh Tah Navajo Dancers Dineh Tah Navajo Dancers perform traditional dances and songs at the Library of Congress, November 16, 2005. videorecording | videorecording ; 69 min | Homegrown Concert Series. (Source). November 16, 2005. (Date). The members of this ensemble are from Arizona and New Mexico. Most are students at the University of New Mexico. (Biographical). Videorecording (Form).
    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Dineh Tah Navajo Dancers - Bass, Howard
    • Date: 2005
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    Theater Treasures in the Music Division videorecording | videorecording ; 19 min | Walter Zvonchenko makes a presentation on the theater treasures in the Music Division for the Library's docent training program. (Content). Recorded December 7, 2006 (Date). Speaker Biography: Walter Zvonchenko is a theater specialist in the Library's Music Division. (Biographical). Videorecording (Form).
    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Zvonchenko, Walter
    • Date: 2006
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    Treasures in the Pre-1800 General Collections of Music videorecording | videorecording ; 28 min | Susan Clermont makes a presentation on the Music Division's collections prior to 1800 as part of the Library's docent training. (Content). Recorded December 7, 2006 (Date). Speaker Biography: Susan Clermont is the music specialist in the Library's Music Division. (Biographical). Videorecording (Form).
    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Clermont, Susan
    • Date: 2006
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    The Zionaires — Gospel Music from Maryland and Delaware The Zionaires perform Gospel music at the Library of Congress, July 24, 2008. videorecording | videorecording ; 61 min | Homegrown Concert Series. (Source). July 24, 2008. (Date). Videorecording (Form).
    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Zionaires (Musical Group) - Brooks, O. Wendell - Brady, Dennis
    • Date: 2008
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    Dale Jett and the Carter Singers perform a Carter Family Tribute Dale Jett and the Carter Singers perform a Carter Family Tribute at the Library of Congress, September 20, 2005. videorecording | videorecording ; 63 min | Homegrown Concert Series. (Source). September 20, 2005. (Date). Videorecording (Form).
    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Dale Jett and the Carter Singers - Wilson, Joe
    • Date: 2005
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    Odetta! An Interview for the American Folklife Center videorecording | 1 videorecording; 35 min | Interview on November 3, 2003. (Date). Videorecording (Form).
    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Odetta - Bulger, Peggy A.
    • Date: 2003
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    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
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    Grief videorecording | 1 video, 3 minutes, 9 seconds | Recorded in the Coolidge Auditorium at the Library of Congress, October 2009. (General). Courtesy of William Grant Still Music, www.williamgrantstill.com (Copyright Notice). This item used by permission of the copyright holder. (Standard Restriction). Videorecording (Form).
    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Hampson, Thomas - Still, William Grant
    • Date: 2009
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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
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    Manuscript Sources of Verklärte Nacht videorecording | videorecording ; 46 min | Wayne Shirley discusses the manuscript sources for Arnold Schoenberg's Verklärte Nacht in the Library's Whittall Collection. (Content). Recorded February 4, 2011 (Date). Speaker Biography: Wayne D. Shirley worked as a reference librarian and music specialist in the Music Division at the Library of Congress. During that time and since, he has made substantial contributions to American music...
    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Shirley, Wayne
    • Date: 2011
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    Max Morath interview with Betty Auman and Loras Schissel, 2005-10-05
    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Morath, Max - Auman, Elizabeth H. - Schissel, Loras J.
    • Date: 2005-10-05
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    The Bajich Brothers Serbian American Tambura Music from Kansas The Bajich Brothers perform Serbian American Tambura Music from Kansas, Library of Congress, September 17, 2008. videorecording | videorecording ; 73 min | Homegrown Concert Series. (Source). September 17, 2008. (Date). Videorecording (Form).
    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Bajich Brothers (Musical Group)
    • Date: 2008
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    Bob Milne at the Library of Congress an oral history with Jennifer Cutting videorecording | 1 digital video file (1 hr., 7 min., 11 sec.) : sd., col. | Interviewer: Jennifer Cutting; piano: Bob Milne. (Cast). Courtesy of Bob Milne. (Permission). Bob Milne, ragtime pianist, discusses his experiences as a performer of ragtime music and demonstrates ragtime music performance style in an interview with Jennifer Cutting, Library of Congress. (Summary). Recorded in the Coolidge Auditorium, October 14,...
    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Milne, Bob, Pianist - Cutting, Jennifer - Coolidge Auditorium (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 2004