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Elizabeth Sprague Coolidge @ 150

Posted by: Nicholas A. Brown-Cáceres

The following is a guest blog by Anne McLean, Senior Producer for Concerts and Special Projects, Music Division, Library of Congress. On Thursday, October 30, the Music Division celebrates the 150th birthday of Elizabeth Sprague Coolidge, pianist, composer, and impresario. She was an extraordinarily generous and visionary benefactor , an important music philanthropist who was …

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NLS Presents Justin Kauflin

Posted by: Nicholas A. Brown-Cáceres

The following is a guest blog by Katie Rodda of the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped. On October 22, the Library of Congress National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS) will present a concert by jazz pianist and NLS patron Justin Kauflin in the Coolidge Auditorium at 7:15 …

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Cellist Meets Her Brain Waves

Posted by: Nicholas A. Brown-Cáceres

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to play a duet with your brain waves? On October 16 you can find out what that sounds like, in a performance experience that is unique to Concerts from the Library of Congress. Renowned cellist Katinka Kleijn, of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and International Contemporary Ensemble, …

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Irving Fine Centennial Oral Histories

Posted by: Nicholas A. Brown-Cáceres

The Library of Congress, home to the Irving Fine Collection, is proud to commemorate the hundredth birthday of this important figure in American music history, described by Aaron Copland as “the greatest of us all.” A leading voice in the American Neoclassical School, Fine was a member of the Boston Group of composers–Arthur Berger, Leonard …

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Rodgers & Hammerstein: Carousel [Video Podcast]

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Michael Feinstein on Musicals & Songs at the Library of Congress Series 1 – Rodgers & Hammerstein Episode 6 – Carousel In the sixth episode of a series of videos that explore the Rodgers and Hammerstein collections at the Library of Congress, Michael Feinstein examines the origins of the opening number from the hit musical …

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Rodgers & Hammerstein: “Some Enchanted Evening” [Video Podcast]

Posted by: Nicholas A. Brown-Cáceres

Michael Feinstein on Musicals & Songs at the Library of Congress Series 1 – Rodgers & Hammerstein Episode 5 – “Some Enchanted Evening” In the fifth episode of a series of videos that explore the Rodgers and Hammerstein collections at the Library of Congress, Michael Feinstein discusses South Pacific, Mary Martin, and the beloved song …

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2014-2015 Concert Season Announcement: “Beyond Labels”

Posted by: Nicholas A. Brown-Cáceres

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: The 2014-2015 Concerts from the Library of Congress season announcement is now available! Music should bring us together and open our minds to discovery, innovation and reflection—it resists categorization. We find the labels put on music to be boring, restrictive and tiresome… don’t you? In honor of the 150th birthday of our founding …

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Star-Spangled Mash-up #SSB200

Posted by: Nicholas A. Brown-Cáceres

James Wolf of the Library of Congress has created a fantastic video compilation of some of our audio and visual treasures related to “The Star-Spangled Banner.” View the video below and peruse more recordings, sheet music and memorabilia via the Songs of America portal. Join the #SSB200 conversation on twitter by tagging @librarycongress, or visit …

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Rodgers & Hammerstein: Cinderella [Video Podcast]

Posted by: Nicholas A. Brown-Cáceres

Michael Feinstein on Musicals & Songs at the Library of Congress Series 1 – Rodgers & Hammerstein Episode 4 – Cinderella In the fourth episode of a series of videos that explore the Rodgers and Hammerstein collections at the Library of Congress, Michael Feinstein discusses the impact of their show Cinderella on television, as well …