Albert Schatz collection,
Contains 12,238 libretti; the manuscript portion includes Handkatalog (composer index of the libretti compiled by A. Schatz), Operngeschichte Statistik (a chronology of opera performances from 1541 to 1900 with sub-indexes for titles, librettists, singers, roles, and composers), studies of individual composers, studies of operatic repertoires in individual cities, miscellaneous selections from A. Schatz's correspondence, personal papers, clippings, playbills, and a draft of a chronological ...
The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America
See and Hear American History Through Song "Know the songs of a country and you will know its history for the true feeling of a people speaks through what they sing." – Preface to The Songs of Henry Clay Work (1884) Listen to the changes in the "Star Spangled Banner" as played by different bands in different eras. Look at the ways in which ...