Rosa Parks: In Music

Today marks the opening of a new exhibition at the Library of Congress dedicated to civil rights activist Rosa Parks. “Rosa Parks: In Her Own Words” draws from material in the Library’s Rosa Parks Collection to tell the life story of this remarkable woman, including her early life and activism, the Montgomery bus boycott, the […]

Gilbert Miller and His World

The following is a guest post by Senior Theater Specialist Walter Zvonchenko. Gilbert Miller (1884-1969) was one of the most active and successful theatrical producers of the 20th century.  He had offices in New York and London, had many connections with theatrical offices across Europe, and was responsible for presenting some of the finest in […]

Leopold’s Turn: Leopold Mozart Turns 300

The following is a guest post from Music Reference Specialist Robert Lipartito. November 14 marks the 300th anniversary of the birth of Johann Georg Leopold Mozart, composer, violinist, teacher, theorist, and one of music’s most famous stage parents.  He is best known, of course, as father, teacher, manager, archivist, and personal secretary of Wolfgang Amadeus […]

Imagining the U.S. Immigrant Musical Theater

The following is a guest post from Dr. John Koegel, Professor of Musicology at California State University, Fullerton. Dr. Koegel will be presenting the Fall 2019 American Musicological Society/Library of Congress Lecture, “Recovering the History of the U.S. Immigrant Musical Theater at the Library of Congress” tonight (November 12, 2019) at 7pm in the Montpelier […]

This Week: José André Montaño in Coolidge Auditorium

The following post was written by Music Reader Services Librarian Katie Rodda and published on October 24, 2019 on NLS Music Notes, a Library of Congress blog for and about those who want, need or provide the special format music of braille, audio, and large print offered by the NLS Music Section.    This week, on Thursday, November […]