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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 …