In recognition of Women’s History Month, the Music Division shares its recently published online research guides about women composers and women in music.
The following is a guest post from Archives Processing Technician Mónica Hurd. Do you feel like you have too much on your plate? Are you struggling to keep track of all your assignments? Do you need help organizing your life? Well, fear not fellow scatterbrain, for Roger L. Stevens is here! While his regular uniform […]
The Music Division welcomes jazz drummer, composer, bandleader, producer, and educator Terri Lyne Carrington as the 2021 Library of Congress Jazz Scholar. In a field where female instrumentalists’ presence is scarce, Carrington is a powerhouse three-time GRAMMY award-winning recording artist, drummer, Doris Duke Award recipient, NEA Jazz Master, and Founder and Artistic Director of the […]
Senior Music Specialist Mark Eden Horowitz shares the history of this Academy Award winning tune from the 1945 motion picture, “State Fair.”
Learn more about “Fantasia” conductor Leopold Stokowski and his collection of newly processed materials now available at the Library.
The performing arts world has always included many lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ+) members. This blog post introduces a new resource from the Music Division that emphasizes these artists and their accomplishments.
A quick look at songbooks by Pauline Russell Browne, Eva Jessye, and Peggy Seeger in celebration of International Women’s Day.
At the end of my January blog post about 19th-century French composer Louise Angélique Bertin, I promised that a feature was forthcoming about her contemporary Marie Felicie Clémence de Reiset, the Vicomtesse de Grandval (1828/30-1907). I can’t wait to share some Music Division treasures of hers with you in honor of Women’s History Month!
As Black History Month comes to a close, the Music Division is pleased to announce three recently published research guides that highlight Black history in our collections: “Harry Thacker Burleigh: A Guide to Resources,” “Early African-American Music: A Bibliography,” and “Black Composers in Music Division Collections.”
Take a look at four new jazz scores added to the Charles Mingus Collection: “Alive and Living in Dukeland,” “Three or Four Shades of Blues,” “Cumbia and Jazz Fusion,” and “Todo Modo.”