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Archive: February 2022 (5 Posts)

Image of the Corona Advice for Musicians homepage from May 2020 in the Coronavirus Web Archive

Performing Arts in the Coronavirus Web Archive: Part 1

Posted by: Melissa Wertheimer

The Coronavirus Web Archive official landing page and press release came out on #WebArchiveWednesday, February 2, 2022. My first post in this series provides an overview of one of the major thematic areas within the Coronavirus Web Archive: financial relief efforts in the performing arts. Performing arts content is a significant part of the Coronavirus Web Archive numbering over 180 items.

Sheet music cover for "I'm Going to Be a Suffragette" featuring a woman dressed in a tuxedo and top hat.

By the People: Women’s Suffrage in Sheet Music

Posted by: Cait Miller

The Library of Congress By the People project launched its first campaign to feature sheet music in February 2022. "Women's Suffrage in Sheet Music" features approximately 200 titles created before 1923 either for, about, or against the suffrage movement. Once the campaign is transcribed and approved, researchers will be able to keyword search across all text included in the sheet music, including lyrics.

Woman with dark hair, fancy dress and pearls with eyes closed and mouth slightly open, singing

Spring Programming Announced for 2022 Concerts from the Library of Congress

Posted by: Claudia Morales

The following is a guest post from Senior Concert Producer, Anne McLean.  Series to Offer Virtual and In-Person Events, International Artists, World Premieres of Library of Congress Commissions The Library of Congress will present an exciting 22-event lineup of concerts, lectures, conversations with musicians and engaging educational programming in a packed spring season launching March …

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George Crumb: From the Faraway, Goodbye

Posted by: David Plylar

The music world lost a unique and significant voice with the passing of American composer George Crumb on Sunday, February 6, 2022. An innovative and positive force in music whose career spanned some seven decades, Crumb wrote music of great vision, depth and theatricality. The beauty of his music is perhaps matched by his calligraphy, …