In the following guest post, Music Division Archives Processing Technician Dr. Rachel McNellis investigates a musical connection within the recently digitized Giant Bible of Mainz from the Rare Book and Special Collections Division. On April 4, 1952, Lessing J. Rosenwald donated an exquisite treasure to the Library of Congress: the Giant Bible of Mainz. The […]
Music Reference Specialist Heather Darnell has a conversation with Jordan Rudess, keyboardist for progressive rock band Dream Theater, about a letter he wrote to Leonard Bernstein as an eight year-old boy. The letter is now held in the Leonard Bernstein Collection at the Library of Congress.
It feels great to be able to announce the full return of Concerts from the Library of Congress to the Coolidge Auditorium! We have a wonderful series planned for you this year, to be revealed in two parts. You can read the press release for the fall segment here. While we will continue to have […]
The Music Division’s summer Pruett Fellow, Destiny Meadows, showcases a few of composer and arranger Sammy Nestico’s musical partnerships.
This is the final installment in a 4-part series about archived performing arts web content in the Library’s Coronavirus Web Archive. This final post focuses on web archives that correspond to archival documents in the Music Division’s Performing Arts COVID-19 Response Collection.
A bite of songs about summertime food from Music Division Archivist Anita M. Weber.
Exploring hate mail to music greats Henry Mancini, Jascha Heifetz, and Leonard Bernstein
Melissa Capozio Jones explores Ross Lee Finney’s questionnaire to composers during World War II.
The Library of Congress Music Division announces the newly updated online resource, Franz Liszt at the Library of Congress, and includes a few examples drawn from the online collection.
Anita M. Weber provides a brief look at the individual materials and research possibilities discoverable in the Joint Army and Navy Committee on Welfare and Recreation, Sub-Committee on Music papers.