August 9, 2013 (REVISED August 13, 2013) Library of Congress Announces a Season of Extraordinary Artists

2013-2014 Season Includes Oliver Knussen, Rosanne Cash, Randy Newman

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The 2013-2014 Concerts from the Library of Congress lineup will exhibit a wide range of programming this season, offering free concerts of world-class chamber music, jazz, bluegrass, country, American music theater, pop, rock and electronica. The concerts are complemented by guest speakers, curators, panels, film screenings and displays of rarely seen manuscripts, letters and memorabilia from the Library’s holdings. Concerts kick off Saturday, Oct. 5, at 8 p.m. with a performance by Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Randy Newman.

The Library’s 88th concert season celebrates American history and culture through performances by some of the nation’s most eloquent musicians, including Rosanne Cash, who comes to the Library for a three-day residency that includes a live debut of her new album “The River and the Thread,” and a conversation with Natasha Trethewey, U.S. Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry. Other highlights, continuing the Library’s “Songs of America” project begun last season, include appearances by bluegrass duo Dailey & Vincent, the Steep Canyon Rangers, Gregory Porter, and a special talk by rock legend Graham Nash about his new autobiography, available for purchase at the Library a day before it is released worldwide.

The Library commemorates the 200th birthdays of Giuseppe Verdi and Richard Wagner with a special series of performances and films that feature re-imaginings of their work. Preeminent scholar Alan Walker joins pianist Valerie Tryon in a talk and performance about Wagner and Verdi transcriptions and paraphrases, including some on display from the Library’s collections. Acclaimed author Alex Ross will explore Wagner’s connections to America and African-American Wagnerism. Two films will be screened as part of this special series, including the U.S. premiere of “Richard Wagner: Venetian Diary of the Rediscovered Symphony,” which draws on music held at the Library of Congress.

Contemporary music is highlighted this season with major new commissions and performances by leading ensembles. Renowned composer and conductor Oliver Knussen is in residence for a week of performances by the Birmingham Contemporary Music Group and “The President’s Own” United States Marine Band.

Numerous special projects illuminate a variety of topics, including the first in a projected series of Music and Technology talks presented in collaboration with Stanford University. Other special projects include a vocal recital featuring Italian-American composer Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco’s settings of poetry by Walt Whitman; a roundtable discussion about the music that came to shape American culture during the 1960s, commemorating the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington; a “correspondence” course by author Nigel Simeone, author of “The Leonard Bernstein Letters”; a special July program for educators by Thomas Hampson titled “Poets and Patriotism: The 200th Birthday of the Star-Spangled Banner”; and a birthday bash panel discussion on the 75th anniversary of the founding of the Blue Note Records label.

The Concerts from the Library of Congress series is made possible through the generous support of endowments given to the Library by private donors. The series is presented free of charge to the public but requires tickets for admission. Tickets for Coolidge Auditorium events are distributed by TicketMaster at (202) 397-7328, (410) 547-7328 and (703) 573-7328. Various ticketing service charges apply. Tickets for events presented at the Atlas Performing Arts Center are available through the Atlas box office at (202) 399-7993 or External

Starting on Sept. 4, 2013, patrons can order tickets for any concert from October through December. Starting Jan. 8, 2014, concert-goers can order tickets for performances scheduled between February and May. A special ticketing policy applies to select programs.

Concerts from the Library of Congress 2013-2014
Unless otherwise noted, all concerts will be held at 8 p.m. in the Coolidge Auditorium located on the ground floor of the Thomas Jefferson Building, 10 First Street, S.E., Washington, D.C. Pre-concert presentations will be at 6:30 p.m. in the Whittall Pavilion unless otherwise noted, and these presentations do not require tickets. All programs are subject to change without notice.

Monday, Sept. 16, 2013, 7 p.m., Montpelier Room, sixth floor, James Madison Building
Graham Nash’s “Wild Tales: A Rock and Roll Life”

Legendary musician Graham Nash, founding member of the iconic bands Crosby, Stills & Nash and The Hollies, speaks about his new autobiography “Wild Tales: A Rock and Roll Life.” There will be an exclusive opportunity to purchase the book a day before its official release.
No tickets or reservations are required; seating is first-come, first-served.

Tuesday, September 24, 2013, Noon
American Musicological Society Lecture

Musicologist Kendra Leonard presents “Meaning and Myth in Louise Talma's First Period Works.”

Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013
Randy Newman

Following his performance Randy Newman talks with the Music Division’s Mark Horowitz about the art of the songwriter.

Wednesday, October 9, 2013, 7 p.m.
Cameristi della Scala, with violinist Francesco Manar and cellist Massimo Polidori
Verdi Re-imagined

Mancinelli: Fantasia sul “Don Carlo” di Giuseppe Verdi, Fantasia su “Aida”; Sivori: Fantasia sull’opera “Il Trovatore,” op. 20; Bazzini: Fantasia su “La Traviata,” op. 50
Presented in cooperation with the Embassy of Italy and the Italian Cultural Institute of Washington, D.C. with the support of the Corporate Ambassadors Eni and Intesa-SanPaolo

Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013
Audra McDonald
“Go Back Home”

Spotlighting the riches of the Library’s American musical theater collections, the two-time GRAMMY® Award-winner performs an evening of favorite showtunes, including songs by Irving Berlin, Stephen Sondheim, Michael LaChiusa and others.
Preconcert Presentation: Music Divison curator Raymond White talks about the Library’s rich musical theater holdings.

Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013, 7 p.m.
Valentina Lisitsa, piano

Rachmaninoff: Six selections from “Preludes,” opp. 23 and 32, “Moments musicaux,” op. 16, nos. 2 and 5; Prokofiev: Piano Sonata no. 7 in B-flat major, op. 83; Chopin: Selected “Nocturnes”; Liszt: “Totentanz,” S. 525
Following her performance, Valentina Lisitsa talks with the Music Division’s David Henning Plylar.

Saturday, Oct. 19, 11 a.m., Room G-32, Thomas Jefferson Building
#Declassified: Behind-the-Scenes with Artifacts and Ideas
Conductors Beyond the Podium

Nicholas Alexander Brown gives an exclusive peek into the lives of leading 20th-century conductors through hidden artifacts and treasures from the Library’s collection, including Bernstein, Klemperer, Koussevitzky and Stokowski.
Special ticketing policy – see for more information.

Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013, Noon
Aloma Bardi, lecturer, Salvatore Champagne, tenor, and Howard Lubin, piano

A special lecture-recital featuring compositions from Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco’s American years, with a focus on his 10-song cycle “Leaves of Grass” (1936). Drawing on the Library’s Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco Collection, the program also includes settings of poems by Edna St. Vincent Millay, whose papers are in the Library of Congress.
Presented in cooperation with the Italian Cultural Institute and ICAMus (International Center for American Music)
Cosponsored by the Library’s Hebraic Section, African and Middle Eastern Division

Thursday, October 24, 2013
Cuarteto Casals with Manuel Barrueco, guitar

Haydn: Quartet in C major, op. 33, no. 3, Hob. III: 39 (“The Bird”); Shostakovich: String Quartet no. 7, op. 108; Turina: “La oración del torero,” op. 34; Sierra: “Fantasía sobre la Musica Notturna delle Strade de Madrid de Luigi Boccherini”; Boccherini: Quintet in D major, G. 448, (“Fandango”)
Preconcert presentation: The artists discuss their craft.
Presented in collaboration with SPAIN Arts & Culture

Friday, October 25, 2013
Henry Threadgill’s ZOOID

Composer-performer Henry Threadgill presents an evening of avant-garde jazz.

Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013, 2 p.m.
Music and Technology
Mark Applebaum and Ge Wang

Mark Applebaum and Ge Wang of Stanford University talk about key issues at the intersection of art and its technologies.
No tickets or reservations are required; seating is first-come, first-served.
Presented in cooperation with Stanford University’s Arts and Humanities Program

Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013, Noon, Whittall Pavilion
Author Nigel Simeone discusses “Ten-Thousand Intimate Friends: Leonard Bernstein’s Life in Letters.”
No tickets or reservations are required; seating is first-come, first-served.

Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013, 7 p.m.
Founder’s Day—Party Like It’s 1587

Honoring Music Division benefactor Elizabeth Sprague Coolidge
Blue Heron, Piffaro, The Renaissance Band and Brass Choirs of The United States Navy Band
The United States Navy Band: Arrangements of works by Gabrieli and Gesualdo; Piffaro: works by: Agricola, Clemens non Papa, Compére, Isaac, Obrecht, Pevernage, Susato and Willaert; Blue Heron: works by Bourgeois, De Monte, Dufay, Goudimel, Le Jeune, L’Estocart, Ockeghem, Pevernage, Sweelinck and Van Wilder; Piffaro and Blue Heron: works by Des Prez, Fevin and Ockeghem
Special ticketing policy – General Admission, no tickets required.

Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013, 2 p.m.
The Danish String Quartet

Haydn: String Quartet in B-flat major, op. 76, no. 4, Hob. III: 78 (“Sunrise”); Ligeti: String Quartet no. 1, “Métamorphoses nocturnes”; Abrahamsen: String Quartet no. 1, “10 Preludes for String Quartet”; Beethoven: String Quartet in F minor, op. 95 (“Serioso”)
Preconcert presentation: The artists discuss their craft.

Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013, Noon, Whittall Pavilion
Electra Slonimsky Yourke talks with Music Division curator Kevin LaVine about a new collection of letters by her father, renowned musicologist, conductor and lexicographer Nicolas Slonimsky.
No tickets or reservations are required; seating is first-come, first-served.
Presented in cooperation with the Center for the Book

Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013, 7 p.m., Mary Pickford Theater
Film: “Richard Wagner: Venetian Diary of the Rediscovered Symphony” (2012)

This film explores Wagner’s rediscovery of his only completed symphony (in C major, WWV 29), composed before he turned 20. Presenting the film is director Gianni Di Capua.
No tickets or reservations are required; seating is first-come, first-served.

Friday, Nov. 8, 2013, 9 p.m., Atlas Performing Arts Center, 1333 H St., N.E.
Albert Camus Lit L'Étranger/REMIX
An interdisciplinary visual and aural experience based on “The Stranger” by Albert Camus, in honor of the Nobel Prize-winning author and philosopher's centennial year.
Tickets available through the Atlas box office at (202) 399-7993 or
Presented in cooperation with the Alliance Française, Washington, DC

Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013, 2 p.m.
Wagner & Verdi at the Piano

Lecture: Alan Walker of McMaster University presents “In Defense of Transcription.”
Recital: Verdi/Liszt: “Rigoletto de Verdi: paraphrase de concert,” S. 434, “Miserere du Trovatore,” S. 433; Wagner/Liszt: “Ballade aus dem fliegenden Holländer,” S. 441, “Spinnerlied aus dem Fliegenden Holländer,” S. 440; Mozart/Liszt: “Confutatis und Lacrymosa aus dem Requiem von Mozart,” S. 550; Allegri & Mozart/Liszt: “À la Chapelle Sixtine (Miserere d’Allegri et Ave verum corpus de Mozart),” S. 461; Wagner/Liszt: “Isoldens Liebestod—Schlußszene aus Richard Wagners Tristan und Isolde,” S. 447
Part of Wagner 200, presented in association with The Wagner Society of Washington, D.C.

Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013, Noon, Whittall Pavilion
In commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, Library curators lead an open roundtable discussion about the music that came to shape American culture during the 1960s.
No tickets or reservations are required; seating is first-come, first-served.
Presented in association with “A Day Like No Other: Commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington” exhibition / Office of Opportunity, Inclusion and Compliance / Blacks in Government / Daniel A.P. Murray African-American Culture Association / Hispanic Cultural Society / LC GLOBE.

Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013, 11 a.m., Room G-32, Thomas Jefferson Building
#Declassified: Behind-the-Scenes with Artifacts and Ideas
Finishing Schubert with Sinister Chopin

David H. Plylar showcases Leopold Godowsky’s Passacaglia and the left-handed Studies after Frédéric Chopin.
Special ticketing policy – see for more information.

Saturday, Nov. 23, 2013, 2 p.m.
Wagner in America
Alex Ross, lecturer, Margaret Lattimore, mezzo-soprano and Daniel Hobbs, pianist

Lecture: Author Alex Ross discusses “‘Black Wagner’: African-American Wagnerism and the Question of Race Revisited.”
Recital: Wagner: “Wesendonck Lieder,” WWV 91; Mozart: “Ch’io mi scordi di te?,” recitative and rondo for soprano, K. 505; Brahms: “Vergebliches Ständchen,” from “Romanzen und Lieder,” op. 84, no. 4, “Botschaft,” from “Fünf Lieder,” op. 47, no. 1, “Ständchen,” from “Fünf Lieder,” op. 106, no. 1, “Von ewiger Liebe,” from “Vier Gesänge,” op. 43, no. 1
Preconcert Presentation: A screening of “The Making of Der Ring Des Nibelungen” (2005) is at 11 a.m. in the Mary Pickford Theater. No tickets required.
Part of Wagner 200, presented in association with The Wagner Society of Washington, D.C.

December 5 through 7, 2013
Rosanne Cash Residency
“The Long Way Home: Songs of Travel and Longing”

Thursday, Dec. 5: Rosanne Cash Band featuring John Leventhal.
Friday, Dec. 6: Rosanne Cash hosts a round robin with John Leventhal and guest artists.
Saturday, Dec. 7, 7 p.m., Whittall Pavilion: Rosanne Cash talks with Natasha Trethewey, U.S. Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry.

Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013
Antonio Stradivari Anniversary Concert
Parker Quartet with Kikuei Ikeda, viola

Mendelssohn: String Quartet no. 3 in D major, op. 44, no. 1; Adès: “Arcadiana”; Dvořák: String Quintet in E-flat major, op. 97
Preconcert presentation: Curator Carol Lynn Ward-Bamford, luthier John Montgomery and a member of the Parker Quartet talk about Stradivari and his instruments.

Tuesday, Feb, 4, 2014
Freiburger Barockorchester

The Complete Brandenburg Concerti of J.S. Bach
Preconcert presentation: Members of the Freiburg Baroque Orchestra discuss their craft.

Friday, Feb. 14, 2014, 7 p.m.
JACK Quartet with Ursula Oppens, piano

Please note, this concert will have two intermissions.
Feldman: “Spring of Chosroes” (Library of Congress McKim Fund Commission), “Structures”; Ferneyhough: “Exordium”; Carter: Quintet for piano and string quartet (Library of Congress Elizabeth Sprague Coolidge Foundation Commission); Anderson: String Quartet No. 1, “Light Music” (U.S. premiere); Adès: Piano Quintet

Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014
Quatuor Ebène

Haydn: Quartet in F minor, op. 20, no. 5, Hob. III: 35; Schumann: String Quartet in A major, op. 41, no. 3; Mendelssohn: String Quartet no. 6 in F minor, op. 80
Preconcert presentation: R. Larry Todd of Duke University discusses the work of Mendelssohn and Schumann.

Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014, 2 p.m.
Mitzi Meyerson, harpsichord

J.S. Bach: Concerto in D major, after Vivaldi (RV230) BWV 972; Purcell: Suite in D major, Z. 667, Ground in D minor, Z. D222 (“Crown the Altar”); Rameau: Suite from “Premier livre de pièces de clavecin”; J.S. Bach: Prelude, Fugue and Allegro in E-flat major, BWV 998; Croft: Ground in C minor from Suite III, Brit. Mus. Eg. MS2959, attr. Purcell; Purcell: Ground in C minor, Z. T681, “A New Ground” in E minor, Z. T682 (“Here the Deities Approve”), Ground in Gamut in G major, Z. 645; F. Couperin: Septième Prelude (“L’Art de toucher le Clavecin”), Suite from “Pièces de clavecin, livre II, Sixième ordre”

Friday, March 7, 2014
Elias String Quartet

Haydn: Quartet in F major, op. 77, no. 2, Hob. III: 82; Kurtág: “Officium breve in memoriam Andreae Szervánszky,” op. 28; Beethoven: String Quartet in E minor, op. 59, no. 2, (“Razumovsky”)

Saturday, March 8, 2014
Gregory Porter

Baritone Gregory Porter performs jazz, blues and Southern soul.
Preconcert Presentation: Gregory Porter talks with Music Division jazz curator Larry Appelbaum.

Saturday, March 15, 2014, 2 p.m.
Scharoun Ensemble Berlin

Henze: “Quattro Fantasie” for Octet; Schubert: Octet in F major, op. 166, D. 803
Preconcert presentation at 1 p.m.: Nicholas Alexander Brown of the Music Division presents “Henze: The Contemporary German Romantic.”

Friday, March 21, 2014
Joan Kwuon, violin, Joel Smirnoff, viola, Sharon Robinson, cello and Sergei Babayan, piano

W. A. Mozart: Piano Quartet in G minor, K. 478; Kay: “Portraits” for violin and piano; Brahms: Piano Quartet no. 1 in G minor, op. 25
Preconcert presentation: The artists discuss their craft.

Friday, April 4, 2014
C.P.E. Bach at 300: “The Hamburg Bach”

Mahan Esfahani, harpsichord
Kuhnau: Sonata IIa: “The Melancholy of Saul Assuaged by Means of Music” from the “Musicalische Vorstellung einiger biblischer Historien”; J.S. Bach: “Chromatische Fantasie und Fuga” in D minor, BWV 903; W.F. Bach: Fantasia in D minor, Fk. 19; C.P.E. Bach: Sonata in E-flat major, Wq. 52/4, Sonata in A minor, Wq. 49/1 (“Württemberg”); Martinů: “Deux impromptus pour clavecin,” H. 381; Takemitsu: “Rain Dreaming”
Preconcert presentation: Daniel Boomhower of the Music Division discusses the works of C.P.E. Bach.

Saturday, April 5, 2014
C.P.E. Bach at 300: “The Hamburg Bach”
Akademie Für Alte Musik Berlin

J.S. Bach: Orchestral Suite no. 1 in C major, BWV 1066; Handel: Concerto Grosso in F major, op. 6, no. 2, HWV 320; C.P.E. Bach: Sinfonia in B minor, H. 661, Wq. 182/5, Concerto in E-flat major for oboe, strings and continuo, H. 468, Wq.165; J.C. Bach: Symphony in G minor, op. 6, no. 6, CW C.12
Preconcert presentation: Paul Corneilson, managing editor, and Mark Knoll, editor, of “Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach: The Complete Works,” present a discussion titled “Editing and Performing the Music of C.P.E. Bach.”

April 8-12, 2014
Oliver Knussen Residency

Tuesday, April 8, 2014: Birmingham Contemporary Music Group with Oliver Knussen, conductor, Lucy Schaufer, soprano and Andrew Sauvageau, baritone
Stravinsky: Septet; Knussen: “Ophelia Dances,” Book 1, op. 13, “Ophelia’s Last Dance”; Castiglioni: “Tropi”; Crawford Seeger: Three Songs; Schoenberg: Serenade, op. 24
Preconcert presentation: Stephen and Jackie Newbould of the Birmingham Contemporary Music Group discuss their work.

Friday, April 11, 2014: Birmingham Contemporary Music Group with Alexandra Woods, violin, Huw Watkins, piano and Ulrich Heinen, cello
Britten: “Phantasy,” op. 2; Carter: “Epigrams” (Regional Premiere); Neikrug: Piano Trio (World Premiere—Dina Koston and Roger Shapiro Fund for New Music Commission); Knussen: Cantata (“Triptych,” part 3); Bridge: Piano Trio no. 2
Preconcert presentation: Oliver Knussen and Marc Neikrug discuss their musical works.

Saturday, April 12, 2014, 2 p.m.: “The President’s Own” United States Marine Band
Stravinsky: Symphonies of Wind Instruments (1920 version); Lieberson: “Wind Messengers”; Carter: “Wind Rose” (Dedicated to Oliver Knussen); Schuller: “Tre Invenzioni” for chamber ensembles; Sibelius/Stravinsky: “Canzonetta,” op. 62a; Mozart: Serenade in B-flat for winds, K. 361
Special ticketing policy – visit for more information.

Thursday, April 10, 2014
The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center

Jalbert: “Visual Abstract” for flute, clarinet, violin, cello, piano, and percussion; Carter: “Esprit Rude / Esprit Doux II” for flute, clarinet and marimba; Widmann: “Fantasie” for solo clarinet; Rautavaara: Variations for Five: String Quintet no. 2 *world premiere (Commissioned by the Library of Congress Dina Koston and Roger Shapiro Fund for New Music and The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center); Messiaen: “Quatuor pour la fin du temps” (Quartet for the End of Time)
Preconcert presentation: The Music Division’s Anne McLean talks with two of the society’s artists and Director of Artistic Programs Michael Lawrence.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014, Noon
American Musicological Society Lecture

Nancy Newman of the University at Albany – SUNY presents “‘A Program Not Greatly to Their Credit’: Finding New Perspectives on the Germania Musical Society Through the American Memory Sheet Music Collection.”

Thursday, April 24, 2014
Daniel Müller-Schott, cello and Simon Trpčeski, piano

Beethoven: Sonata in C major, op. 102, no. 1; Brahms: Sonata in F major, op. 99; Chopin: Sonata in G minor, op 65
Preconcert presentation: David H. Plylar of the Music Division gives a lecture.

Friday, May 2, 2014
Koussevitzky Legacy Celebration

Tony Arnold, soprano; Steven Beck, piano; David Fulmer, conductor; Alan R. Kay, clarinet; Momenta Quartet – Ursula Oppens, piano; Fred Sherry, cello; Marie Tachouet, flute; Mike Truesdell, percussion
Crumb: “Madrigals,” Book II; Foss: “Capriccio”; Babbitt: “Phonemena”; Dutilleux: “Ainsi La Nuit”; Thomas: “Eagle at Sunrise”; Copland: Selections from “Twelve Poems of Emily Dickinson”; Wuorinen: “New York Notes”
Preconcert presentation: Members of the Koussevitzky Board and Jon Newsom, former chief of the Library of Congress Music Division, discuss Koussevitzky’s legacy.

Saturday, May 10, 2014, 2 p.m., Whittall Pavilion
Blue Note at 75

Larry Appelbaum of the Library’s Music Division hosts an afternoon celebrating the 75th anniversary of the founding of the prestigious Blue Note Records jazz label, including a rare screening of the 1986 South Bank Show documentary on the label, with guest appearances.
No tickets required; seating will be first-come, first-served.

Friday, May 30, 2014
Steep Canyon Rangers, Dailey & Vincent

Special performance by violinist Jesse Smith and pianist Donna Long
Bluegrass meets country in this performance, featuring Donna Long and Jesse Smith exploring the Celtic roots of America’s fiddle music.
Presented by the Music Division and the American Folklife Center

Thursday July 3, 2014, 2 p.m.
Poets and Patriotism: The 200th Birthday of the Star-Spangled Banner
Thomas Hampson

Internationally renowned baritone Thomas Hampson presents a special program for educators commemorating the 200th anniversary of our national anthem, including American music from colonial days to the present, as well as a pre-performance symposium with scholars and Library staff highlighting rare historical documents from the Library's extensive collections.
No tickets or reservations are required; seating is first-come, first-served.

Jazz Film Fridays with Larry Appelbaum
All films will be shown in the Mary Pickford Theater, located on the third floor of the Library of Congress James Madison Building, 101 Independence Ave., S.E. at 7 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 pm. No tickets or reservations are required; seating is first-come, first-served.

Jan. 10: “Arrows Into Infinity” (2012); Jan. 17: “Mickey One” (1965); Jan. 24: “Black February” (2010); and Jan. 31: “Inside Out In The Open” (2001) and “The Breath Courses Through Us” (2013).

High Noon – Curator Lectures
Music Divison curators present informal presentations and performances showcasing the Library’s collections. All lectures are Tuesdays at noon in the Whittall Pavilion, unless otherwise noted. No tickets or reservations are required; seating is first-come, first-served.

Oct. 8, 2013: Nicholas Alexander Brown discusses “‘Taps’ and General Daniel Butterfield: Tracing the History of America's Bugle Call.”
Nov. 5, 2013: Walter Zvonchenko gives a talk on Boris Kochno, Cole Porter and Sergei Diaghilev.
Nov. 19, 2013: Mark Horowitz presents “The Sound of Broadway and Popular Song: How Arrangers and Orchestrators Transform the Songs We Hear.”
Dec. 3, 2013: Cait Miller gives a talk on “The Belle of the Ball: An American Opera Student at the Turn of the 20th Century.”
Dec. 10, 2013: Sharon McKinley discusses “Dear Major Bowes: The Amateur Hour Collection at the Library of Congress.”
Jan. 14, 2014: Karen Moses talks about “Hindemith’s ‘Kleine Kammermusik’: A Study in Musical Democracy.”
Jan. 28, 2014: Mike Turpin discusses his work in recording the Library's concerts.
Feb. 11, 2014: Chris Hartten speaks on “The Lost Art of Landowska.”
Feb. 25, 2014: Janet McKinney presents a talk titled “Saints on Stage: The Depiction of Mormons in American Musical Theater.”
March 11, 2014, Coolidge Auditorium: David Henning Plylar discusses “Remembering Argos: Life and Loss in the Funeral Odes of Franz Liszt.”
March 25, 2014: Laura Yust presents “Hidden Figures in American Modernism.”
April 8, 2014: Larry Appelbaum discusses “Jazz as a Cold War Weapon.”


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