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Archive: 2011 (51 Posts)

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Intern Insights from Dana Barron

Posted by: Cait Miller

The following is a guest post from 2011 Junior Fellow Dana Barron. The familiar titles were there: Mozart’s The Magic Flute, Puccini’s Tosca, Wagner’s Parsifal.  Others were slightly less well known: Lighthouse by Peter Maxwell Davies and Castor et Pollux by Jean-Philippe Rameau.  And some were downright obscure: La morte di Oloferne, the sole surviving …

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Sheet Music of the Week: For the Beer Lovers

Posted by: Cait Miller

The following is a guest post from Archivist Contractor Janet McKinney. Whether it is Middle Name Pride Day, Pancake Day, or Talk Like a Pirate Day, it seems like there is a day to celebrate just about anything. International Beer Day? Sure! Although we may dismiss these “holidays” as frivolous, it is an opportunity to …

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Pic(s) of the Week: The Library of Congress on C-SPAN Tonight!

Posted by: Cait Miller

Check out a new program that investigates the architecture of and treasures inside the Library of Congress that premieres tonight on C-SPAN at 8:00 p.m. ET (it re-broadcasts at 11:00 p.m.). You can even view a clip of the documentary as well as an extra interview with Librarian of Congress Dr. James Billington here! If …

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Pic of the Week: Happy 100 Years, Ginger Rogers!

Posted by: Cait Miller

The following is a guest post from Reader Services Technician Melanie Guitreaux.     Today would mark the 100th birthday of Ginger Rogers, a performer who emanated energy and romance and, together with her alluring partner Fred Astaire, struck the film world by storm. The world famous dancing duo dazzled audiences with their spectacular performances …

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And One for Mahler

Posted by: Cait Miller

It’s July 7 – Gustav Mahler’s 151st birthday! Instead of highlighting manuscripts or correspondence by Mahler, I’d like instead to point out another composer/conductor’s commentary on Mahler, as provided in one of Leonard Bernstein’s Young People’s Concert scripts, Who is Gustav Mahler? The script, along with all other scripts for the Young People’s Concert broadcasts, …

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Sheet Music of the Week: The West Virginia Grand March

Posted by: Cait Miller

The following is a guest post from Head of Acquisitions & Processing Denise Gallo. On April 17, 1861, Virginia adopted the Ordinance of Secession, a document which rescinded its original ratification of the Constitution in 1788. This made Virginia “a free and independent State,” dissolving any ties with the Union and giving Virginians “the full …