Film, Video Press Conference Announcing Library Commission of Stevie Wonder Composition

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Title
Press Conference Announcing Library Commission of Stevie Wonder Composition
Summary
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 experiences and influenced by his longtime love for classical music. The Librarian explained the importance of the Gershwin Prize for Popular Song and the selection of Wonder as "the epitome of what the prize presents."
Event Date
February 23, 2009
Notes
-  This recording is not available.
Related Resources
Gershwin Prize for Popular Song: http://www.loc.gov/about/awardshonors/gershwin/
Stevie Wonder Performs "Sketches of a Life" (webcast): cyberlc/feature_wdesc.php?rec=4513
Stevie Wonder Discusses "Sketches of a Life" (webcast): http://www.loc.gov/today/cyberlc/feature_wdesc.php?rec=4532
Running Time
22 minutes,
Language
English
Online Format
online text

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Press Conference Announcing Library Commission of Stevie Wonder Composition. 2009. Online Text. https://www.loc.gov/item/webcast-4512/.

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