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.
A new research guide helps users discover and view the print, manuscript, and digital collections specific to the composer Ludwig van Beethoven in the Library’s Music Division.
This final post in a series of three on musical vacations heads to the beach for sun, surf, and shellfish.
The 2020-2021 season of Concerts from the Library of Congress will be all-virtual, in an unprecedented move to safely offer music and lectures to the public. The times require creative approaches from artists and presenters to responsibly offer programs, and we are doing what we can to provide remote access to the music and resources […]
Part two of this three part travel series takes – through music – a road trip through the historic sites Chalmette Battlefield, Keweenaw National Historical Park, and National Historic Landmark in Kent, Ohio.
Part one of this three part travel series takes – through music – a road trip out west to Death Valley, Lassen Peak, Yellowstone, and Lake Louise.
When searching for someone to compose a pianoforte arrangement of their immensely popular comic opera The Mikado, the theatrical duo plucked a young former shoemaker from Lynn, Massachusetts.
The concluding part of this two-part survey of music and disease looks at examples that arose from pandemics in the 19th and 20th centuries, including: works by Stephen Foster and Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel written in the wake of a series of cholera outbreaks, and the sometimes curiously lighthearted musical response to the 1918 influenza pandemic.
Before the dawn of the Third Reich, Jewish scholar Hugo Leichtentritt encountered three fellow musicologists: Oscar Sonneck, Carl Engel, and Harold Spivacke. Each of these men would assume the role of Chief of the Music Division of the Library of Congress and be instrumental to the preservation of the oeuvres of international artists, including Leichtentritt.