Continuing the series on Jonathan Larson, Music Division Archivist Janet McKinney examines the composer’s exploration of how to turn life into art.
Senior Music Specialist Mark Eden Horowitz discusses his connection with the early work of Jonathan Larson in the second of four blog posts leading up to the release of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s film adaptation of Larson’s ”tick, tick…BOOM!” this month.
The creators of the new film adaptation of tick, tick…BOOM! researched the Jonathan Larson Papers at the Library of Congress in the early stages of their process. Learn more about Jonathan Larson by seeing notes and sketches related to <tick, tick…BOOM!, and a questionnaire Larson created and filled out about life in 1990.
On Tuesday, November 9th at 4pm EST, the Music Division will present a live webinar called “West Side Story: The Creation of a Classic.” In anticipation of Steven Spielberg’s upcoming remake of West Side Story, join Music Specialists Mark Horowitz and Cait Miller to learn about the creation of the seminal musical as documented in […]
Peek at 10 Hairy Legs Dance Company Archive, the Music Division’s first entirely born-digital collection, with this post from Archivist Dr. Stephanie Akau.
Anita M. Weber reintroduces the Samuel P. Warren Collection and takes a look back at a benefit concert held on this day in 1871.
Dr. Rachel McNellis commemorates the 150th birthday of composer and conductor Alexander Zemlinsky with a whirlwind tour through his life and work.
The Music Division has published three new digital collections, including the Martorell Collection, music manuscripts from the A.P. Schmidt Collection, and Sheet Music of the Musical Theater.
Processing Technician Pam Murrell takes a closer look lighting designer Frank A. Florentine’s work with dancer Rudolf Nureyev in this second of a two-part series.
In the first of a two-part series, Processing Technician Pam Murrell introduces the local-born lighting designer, Frank A. Florentine, and presents the expansive scope of his career.