Henry Cowell, one of the ultramodernists of the 1920s and 1930s, experimented with new pianistic sounds in his compositions. A new finding aid published by the Music Division showcases these compositions and many other works by Cowell.
The following is a guest post by composer Igor Santos. confined. speak. is a 15-minute work for violin and piano commissioned by the McKim Fund in the Library of Congress. It was written for Ensemble Dal Niente members MingHuan Xu and Winston Choi and was recorded in Chicago on October 27, 2020, for a virtual […]
On October 30, the Music Division musically celebrates the birthday of Elizabeth Sprague Coolidge as Founder’s Day. Musicians who befriended Mrs. Coolidge sent her birthday greetings as musical scores, including Darius Milhaud, Paul Hindemith, Leo Sowerby, Sir Eugene Goossens, and more!
Composer Henry Mancini’s command of wide-ranging musical styles was matched only by his expansive list of creative partners. Discover more about Mancini’s musical friendships and his creative process in the Library’s Henry Mancini Papers.
We cordially invite you to join us in an exhilarating virtual adventure, one that opens a new portal to our extraordinary concerts and conversations, new works commissioned by the Library, and major celebrations, including a very special (Re)Hearing Beethoven festival. This year, we’re adding a captivating and entirely new dimension to the concert experience. Each program […]
Victor/Victoria, known for its toe tapping tunes and Julie Andrews in drag, has found its way to the Music Division among the papers of the famed composer, Henry Mancini. Learn about the wonderful music composed for the film and musical.
The Music Division recently processed the Henry Mancini Papers and published a finding aid to the composer’s collection.
The Music Division announces the publication of the finding aid to the John Raitt Collection, a collection that documents the life and career of Broadway leading man John Raitt (1917-2005).
The Library of Congress is home to the Harriet Hoctor Collection, an archive that documents the life and career of “America’s premiere ballerina” of the 1920s and 1930s.
In celebration of the Virtual National Book Festival, this blog post provides an overview of the Music Division’s many digital collections and other content available online.