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ASCAP at 100: The Library of Congress Celebrates the Centennial of the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers

Posted by: Pat Padua

Anne McLean, Senior Concert Producer, contributed to this post. In addition to host and American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers President Paul Williams, last night’s annual ASCAP concert featured, as always, an intriguing variety of composers: Jon Batiste, Alan Bergman, Josh Kear, Randy Newman, Carly Simon, Narada Michael Walden with Shelea Frazier, Jimmy Webb, and …

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Concerts From the Library of Congress 2012-2013 Season Preview Podcast, “American Voices”

Posted by: Pat Padua

Join Anne McLean, Loras Schissel and Nicholas Brown of the Music Division as they discuss some of the highlights from the 2012-2013 concert season. They are joined by Chloe Veltman, a junior fellow at the Library of Congress and host of VoiceBox, a weekly public radio and podcast series. Audio used by permission of: COPLAND …

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New Webcasts

Posted by: Pat Padua

Followers of In the Muse will be pleased to know that a number of Music Division events covered in these virtual pages are now available on the Library of Congress’s Webcasts page. A Conversation with Dafnis Prieto and Larry Appelbaum A performance by the Dafnis Prieto Si O Si Quartet. Music and the Brain: Stage …

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Stop! In the Name of Music!

Posted by: Pat Padua

In Stanley Kubrick’s film adaptation of the Anthony Burgess novel A Clockwork Orange, Malcolm Macdowell is memorably conditioned to veer from his life of ultra-violence with generous doses of Ludwig Van. ┬áBut does music really sooth the savage breast? Does blasting Barry Manilow at high volume ┬ádrive away delinquent teenagers? The answer may surprise you. …

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Music and the Brain that Wouldn’t Die!

Posted by: Pat Padua

Now that I have your attention: tonight in the Whittall Pavilion, adjacent to the Coolidge Auditorium in the Library’s Jefferson Building, the Music Division resumes its popular lecture series Music and the Brain . These pre-concert presentations offer lectures, conversations and symposia about the explosion of new research at the intersection of cognitive neuroscience and …