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New Video Series: Michael Feinstein on Musicals & Songs at the Library of Congress

Posted by: Nicholas A. Brown-Cáceres

Michael Feinstein on Musicals & Songs at the Library of Congress Series 1 – Rodgers & Hammerstein Episode 1 – Introduction & Oklahoma! View Series 1 Episode 1 on Youtube Michael Feinstein explores the music of Rodgers & Hammerstein in this first of a series of videos. The first episode introduces Rodgers & Hammerstein as …

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Pondering Bach’s Brandenburg Concertos

Posted by: Nicholas A. Brown-Cáceres

On Tuesday, February 4, 2014 at 8:00pm the Freiburger Barockorchester (Freiburg Baroque Orchestra) will perform the complete Brandenburg Concertos by J.S. Bach in the Coolidge Auditorium. For more information about attending the concert, visit the event page. Though advance tickets are no longer available, you may obtain RUSH tickets at the door beginning two hours …

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Wagner Mania Podcast & Preview

Posted by: Nicholas A. Brown-Cáceres

Concerts from the Library of Congress is gearing up for a month full of events that pay homage to the great German opera composer, Richard Wagner (1813-1883), who would have turned 200 years-young in 2013. Since we cannot present a full production of Der Ring des Nibelungen in the Coolidge Auditorium, we thought we would …

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American Song at the National Book Festival (#BattleHymn)

Posted by: Nicholas A. Brown-Cáceres

American song is the theme of several music-related programs taking place at this year’s National Book Festival. As part of the Library-wide Songs of America initiative, the Music Division is presenting dozens of events over two years that look at the integral role of song in American social history. These public programs complement the strengths …

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Kendra Preston Leonard on Louise Talma

Posted by: Nicholas A. Brown-Cáceres

The following is a guest post by musicologist Kendra Preston Leonard of the Journal of Music History Pedagogy. Leonard delivers the Fall 2013 American Musicological Society Lecture at the Library of Congress on September 24, 2013. When American composer Louise Talma died in 1996, the Library of Congress and the executors of her will descended …

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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 …

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“We’ll walk hand in hand someday” – Music and the March on Washington

Posted by: Nicholas A. Brown-Cáceres

Our nation is in the midst of commemorating one of the single most significant days in our history, the March on Washington of August 28, 1963. That momentous occasion has shaped generations of Americans, from activists to community leaders and the President of the United States to the singer-songwriter performing original songs in an eclectic …

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Jacopo, Jacopo, wherefore art thou Jacopo?

Posted by: Nicholas A. Brown-Cáceres

      Many of us who are lucky enough to work here at the Library of Congress get to experience giddiness frequently. We are surrounded by amazing treasures of all types and forms day-in and day-out. Every day leads to a new discovery in the collections. One of the topics that makes us particularly …

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How to Celebrate Mahler’s Birthday Like a Researcher

Posted by: Nicholas A. Brown-Cáceres

This past Sunday, July 7, 2013 marked the 153rd birthday of composer and conductor Gustav Mahler (1860-1911). The weekend was filled with performances of Mahler’s greatest works around the world, including his third symphony at Tanglewood with the Boston Symphony (Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos, conductor) and fourth symphony at the Castleton Festival (Lorin Maazel, conductor) …