On October 30, the Music Division musically celebrates the birthday of Elizabeth Sprague Coolidge as Founder’s Day. Musicians who befriended Mrs. Coolidge sent her birthday greetings as musical scores, including Darius Milhaud, Paul Hindemith, Leo Sowerby, Sir Eugene Goossens, and more!
Composer Henry Mancini’s command of wide-ranging musical styles was matched only by his expansive list of creative partners. Discover more about Mancini’s musical friendships and his creative process in the Library's Henry Mancini Papers.
We cordially invite you to join us in an exhilarating virtual adventure, one that opens a new portal to our extraordinary concerts and conversations, new works commissioned by the Library, and major celebrations, including a very special (Re)Hearing Beethoven festival. This year, we’re adding a captivating and entirely new dimension to the concert experience. Each program …
Victor/Victoria, known for its toe tapping tunes and Julie Andrews in drag, has found its way to the Music Division among the papers of the famed composer, Henry Mancini. Learn about the wonderful music composed for the film and musical.