The following is a guest post from Senior Concert Producer, Anne McLean. A packed and exciting fall lineup kicks off the 2021–22 Concerts from the Library of Congress season, presenting master musicians and a wide-ranging, diverse roster of virtual events in classical music, jazz and dance. On offer are concerts, lectures, conversations with artists and […]
This post shares news of and links to the Music Division’s recent publications of a finding aid and research guides relevant to the composer Arnold Schoenberg and the Second Viennese School.
The following is a guest post from Archives Processing Technician Dr. Rachel McNellis. In his essay, “The Influence of Peasant Music on Modern Music,” published in 1931, Hungarian composer Béla Bartók (1881–1945) describes the beauty of folk music and its significance to classical composers: “The right type of peasant music is most varied and perfect […]
The team processing the Jessye Norman papers take a first hand look at her “quick dessert cake” recipe.
Hyun was poised to become the first Asian American director on Broadway until fate and prejudice stepped in.
The Music Division’s latest web archive collection, the Professional Organizations for Performing Arts Web Archive, is ready for you to explore in our digital collections! This collection contains websites and select social media to document professional networks in the performing arts over time. The collection items are those of professional, labor, and advocacy organizations at regional, national, and international levels.
How a CBS radio broadcaster, Oliver Daniel, used his national platform to promote both notable and neophyte musicians.
A whirlwind tour of five newly described and available dance collections: Cesi Kellinger Collection of Dance Materials, Dance Notation Collection, Jane Dudley Papers, Larry Warren Collection on Anna Sokolow and Lester Horton, and the Lester Horton Dance Theater Collection.
Archives Processing Technician Melissa Capozio Jones looks at bandleader Glenn Miller while processing a new collection on the 1956 major motion picture he inspired, “The Glenn Miller Story.”
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 […]