On Tuesday, November 9th at 4pm EST, the Music Division will present a live webinar called “West Side Story: The Creation of a Classic.” In anticipation of Steven Spielberg’s upcoming remake of West Side Story, join Music Specialists Mark Horowitz and Cait Miller to learn about the creation of the seminal musical as documented in manuscripts, sketches, notes, correspondence, designs, and more material from the Library’s extraordinary Leonard Bernstein Collection, as well as other collections. Register for the Zoom webinar online and we’ll look forward to seeing you on November 9th!
Peek at 10 Hairy Legs Dance Company Archive, the Music Division’s first entirely born-digital collection, with this post from Archivist Dr. Stephanie Akau.
Anita M. Weber reintroduces the Samuel P. Warren Collection and takes a look back at a benefit concert held on this day in 1871.
Dr. Rachel McNellis commemorates the 150th birthday of composer and conductor Alexander Zemlinsky with a whirlwind tour through his life and work.
The Music Division has published three new digital collections, including the Martorell Collection, music manuscripts from the A.P. Schmidt Collection, and Sheet Music of the Musical Theater.
Processing Technician Pam Murrell takes a closer look lighting designer Frank A. Florentine’s work with dancer Rudolf Nureyev in this second of a two-part series.