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Category: Women in Music

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Béla Bartók’s Early Works and His Student Etelka Freund

Posted by: Morgen Stevens-Garmon

The following is a guest post from Archives Processing Technician Dr. Rachel McNellis. In his essay, “The Influence of Peasant Music on Modern Music,” published in 1931, Hungarian composer Béla Bartók (1881–1945) describes the beauty of folk music and its significance to classical composers: “The right type of peasant music is most varied and perfect …

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(Some of) The Outstanding Women of Arsis Press

Posted by: Morgen Stevens-Garmon

The following is a guest post by Music Division Archivist Dr. Stephanie Akau. Earlier this year Processing Technician Anthony Edwards and I had the privilege of processing the records of the Arsis Press. This music publishing company was founded in 1974 and run solely by intrepid school teacher, social activist, and composer Clara Lyle Boone …

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Concerts from the Library of Congress to Present Kandace Springs Virtual Performance

Posted by: Claudia Morales

The Music Division is excited to welcome Nashville vocalist, pianist, and songwriter Kandace Springs to the Library of Congress. Springs and her all-women trio will present a virtual performance of her most recent album, “The Women Who Raised Me.” Her program pays tribute to legendary female singers, including Nina Simone, Billie Holiday, Carmen McRae, and …