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This Week: Collecting, Women’s Day & Jazz Legends

Posted by: Nicholas A. Brown-Cáceres

This Week at the Library: Tuesday, 3/7, 12:00 pm – Obsession, Collection, Donation: Dayton C. Miller (Lecture) Wednesday, 3/8, 2:00 pm – The Sounds of Feminist Revolution (Lecture) Thursday, 3/9, 7:00 pm – Miles and Trane as Living Ancestors (Lecture) ***** Tuesday, March 7, 2017 – 12:00 pm [Lecture] Obsession, Collection, Donation: Dayton C. Miller, …

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This Week: Hagen Quartet, Hindemith, Monson & Hutchins

Posted by: Nicholas A. Brown-Cáceres

This Week at the Library: Tuesday, 2/28, 12:00 pm – Hindemith’s Musical Responses to WWI (Lecture) Wednesday, 3/1, 12:00 pm – Ingrid Monson (Interview) Friday, 3/3, 6:30 pm – American Luthier: Carleen Hutchins (Lecture) Friday, 3/3, 8:00 pm – Hagen Quartet (Concert) ***** Tuesday, February 28, 2017 – 12:00 pm [Lecture] Hindemith’s Musical Responses to …

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This Week: Jordi Savall, Gershwin & Toon Tunes

Posted by: Nicholas A. Brown-Cáceres

Wednesday, February 1, 2017 – 12:00 pm [Gallery Talk] Here to Stay: The Legacy of George and Ira Gershwin Senior music specialist and exhibit curator Raymond White introduces treasures of the George and Ira Gershwin Collection. He will discuss the types of items on exhibit, including music manuscripts, lyric sheets, letters, photographs, and the new …

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Discovering Composer Amanda Maier

Posted by: Nicholas A. Brown-Cáceres

The following is a guest post by Jennifer Martyn, a violinist and a doctoral candidate at the University of Toronto, Faculty of Music. Her research focuses on the life and career of Amanda Maier. She is particularly interested in Maier’s career as a violinist and how her performances and repertoire can inform us about the …

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Veterans Day Playlist

Posted by: Nicholas A. Brown-Cáceres

This week our nation comes together to honor the brave men and women who have made many sacrifices while serving in uniform. As you commemorate their contributions to protecting our freedoms, we invite you to listen to some patriotic music from our collections. “In the Muse” Veterans Day Playlist Eternal Father, Strong to Save [“The …

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Celebrating the National Park Service Centennial with Music

Posted by: Nicholas A. Brown-Cáceres

Happy 100th Birthday to the National Park Service! The National Park Service was founded 100 years ago on August 25, 1916 by President Woodrow Wilson. Reporting to the U.S. Department of the Interior, the National Park Service protects and makes accessible hundreds of historic sites, monuments, parks, and recreation areas throughout the United States and …

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Discovering Xylophone Rags at the Library

Posted by: Nicholas A. Brown-Cáceres

The following blog is a guest post by Marcia McCants, a summer intern in the Music Division’s Concert Office. McCants is a rising senior at James Madison University where she is majoring in music. New musical styles and genres, as well as instrument timbres, emerged in the 1920s and 1930s. The xylophone gained prominence during …

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European Month of Culture: Spotlight on Svetlana Kujumdzieva

Posted by: Nicholas A. Brown-Cáceres

This May, the Library of Congress is celebrating European Month of Culture in conjunction with the Delegation of the European Union to the United States and the diplomatic delegations of many European member states. Our colleagues at the John W. Kluge Center at the Library of Congress are featuring the work of scholars from EU …