Did you know that systems of tactile music notation were created in the 19th century to enable people who were blind to read and write music? Today, we will learn about two systems that were developed and used in Spain before braille music code gained widespread adoption in the 20th century.
Did you know that systems of tactile music notation were created in the United States in the 19th century, long before braille music became the standard? Today, we will learn about two of these systems, both of which were developed at the New York Institute for the Blind.
The Italian Songs and Arias compiled by Alessandro Parisotti are perennially popular, and the Alfred edition is now available in braille from the NLS Music Section. But the older Schirmer edition still has much to offer. Learn about these two editions as well as the large-print and audio resources we have to help you practice this standard vocal repertoire.
We continue our celebration of Women's History Month with programs from the Library of Congress featuring music made by women. You can now enjoy these concerts, interviews, and lectures as NLS talking books available from the Music Section!
Just in time for Valentine's Day, the Music Section is pleased to announce the creation of a new catalog of holiday music. In today's post, preview songs around love and devotion, and dive into our collection of music for holidays throughout the year.
The Library of Congress recently inducted the 1997 film Selena into the National Film Registry. In today's post, learn about the women who were Queens of Tejano music before Selena's all-too-brief reign.