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Tony Award Winner Don Sebesky’s Papers at the Library

Posted by: Nicholas A. Brown-Cáceres

The Music Division is excited to announce the arrival of the Don Sebesky Papers at the Library of Congress. Sebesky has led a distinguished career as a composer, arranger, conductor, and performer. His work has made a lasting impression on the worlds of Broadway, orchestras, film, and television. Learn more about Sebesky below. ABOUT DON …

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Two Worlds Collide: Erich Leinsdorf Meets Janis Joplin

Posted by: Nicholas A. Brown-Cáceres

The following post has been written by Kevin McBrien, one of 36 college students participating in the Library of Congress 2015 Junior Fellows Summer Intern Program. The post was originally published on the Library of Congress blog. McBrien graduated in May from California State University at Long Beach with a bachelor’s degree in music history …

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This Weekend @ Concerts from the Library of Congress

Posted by: Nicholas A. Brown-Cáceres

This Weekend @ Concerts from the Library of Congress Friday, May 22, 2015 – 8:00 pm (Coolidge Auditorium) LIGHT AND MATTER Jennifer Koh, violin | Anssi Karttunen, cello | Ieva Jokubaviciute, piano A special collection of artists combines forces to present a new piano trio by the masterful Finnish composer Kaija Saariaho, commissioned in part …

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Irving Fine Centennial Preview

Posted by: Nicholas A. Brown-Cáceres

Library of Congress Commemorates Irving Fine World Premiere Performances, Lecture, Symposium and Film December 2-6, the Library of Congress, home to the Irving Fine Collection, commemorates the 100th anniversary of the birth of this important American composer, whom Aaron Copland described as “the greatest of us all.” The weeklong celebration includes panel discussions, a lecture, …

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Irving Fine in Russia

Posted by: Nicholas A. Brown-Cáceres

The following is a guest blog by conductor, composer and educator Joel Spiegelman, written in commemoration of the Library’s Irving Fine Centennial Festival. During November of 1988 I got a call from Saulius Sondeckis, the conductor of the Lithuanian Chamber Orchestra, asking me if I would be available to conduct his orchestra in a series …

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NLS Presents Justin Kauflin

Posted by: Nicholas A. Brown-Cáceres

The following is a guest blog by Katie Rodda of the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped. On October 22, the Library of Congress National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS) will present a concert by jazz pianist and NLS patron Justin Kauflin in the Coolidge Auditorium at 7:15 …

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International Standard Music Number Conference & Concert

Posted by: Nicholas A. Brown-Cáceres

The following is a guest post by Mary Wedgewood, Administrator, U.S. ISMN Agency and Senior Metadata Specialist, Music Division, Library of Congress. The ISMN (International Standard Music Number), which is first cousin to the ISBN and ISSN, is alive and well, and – here in the U.S. ! The Music Division of the Library of …