BONUS CONCERT! Quartetto di Cremona will perform at the Library on Friday, May 11th, 2018

Quartetto di Cremona at the Library of Congress Friday, May 11, 2018, 8:00 pm Coolidge Auditorium, Thomas Jefferson Building, 10 First Street, SE. Free tickets will become available on Friday, April 27, 2018 at 10:00AM through Eventbrite. For more information, please visit the Concerts from the Library of Congress website. Italy’s esteemed Quartetto di Cremona makes […]

Expanded Leonard Bernstein Online Collection

In celebration of composer/conductor Leonard Bernstein’s centennial, the Library of Congress is happy to announce that we have greatly expanded our Bernstein Online Collection, now giving access to 3,741 items and over 42,000 pages of archival material. Through the online collection researchers can find: Music – See sketches for Candide, Chichester Psalms, Kaddish, Mass, On […]

OrchKids at the Library of Congress

The following is a guest post by Anne McLean of the Music Division. OrchKids at the Library of Congress Saturday, April 7, 2018    2:00 pm Thomas Jefferson Building, 1st and Independence, S.E. Talented young musicians from the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra’s impressive OrchKids program perform a special free, family-friendly concert at the Library of Congress Coolidge Auditorium […]

Sheet Music Spotlight: “A National Feeling Song” for Buchanan

The following is a guest post from retired Music Cataloger Sharon McKinley. The Library of Congress recently made the James Buchanan and Harriet Lane Johnston Papers available online. It’s a fascinating treasure-trove of documents, including a wonderful series of letters between Buchanan and his niece and ward Harriet Lane (later Johnston), who served as the […]

Special Collections: New Finding Aids Available!

The Music Division of the Library of Congress is home to over 500 named special collections – that is, the personal papers of significant figures and companies ranging from composers, to musicians, to costume designers, to choreographers, to publishers and beyond. You can see an alphabetical listing of our special collections online that includes links […]

Great and Good Friends: An Exhibition That Showcases the Library’s Thai Instruments

The following is a guest post from Lara Szypszak, Concert Assistant for the Music Division. An upcoming exhibition in Bangkok at the Queen Sirikit Museum of Textiles (running March 21 through June 30) highlights 200 years of U.S.-Thai friendship, and is thus aptly titled Great and Good Friends. A few of our instruments, including hand […]

Nicholas Longworth and The Friends of Music in the Library of Congress

The following is a guest post from Lara Szypszak of the Music Division. On Friday, January 12, 2018 at 8pm, Italian ensemble Europa Galante will perform in the Coolidge Auditorium. Presented in collaboration with the Embassy of Italy and the Italian Cultural Institute in Washington, DC, this concert honors Nicholas Longworth, former Speaker of the […]