Joaquin Rodrigo, one of the greatest Spanish composers of the 20th century, happened to be blind. Learn about how the essence of his artistry is to be found in his vocal music and how he became a poet, philosopher, and historian of Spain through his music.
In this week’s NLS Music Notes blog post, learn more about the exceptionally gifted blind pianist, Art Tatum.
This blog post looks at the life of two renowned French composers for organ (Louis Vierne and Olivier Messiaen), and their compositions in the NLS Music Collection.
For this week’s NLS Music Notes blog, our series “Song Stories” looks at two different takes on the month of September.
This blog post takes a look at the life and music of John Cage, along with relevant materials from the NLS Music Collection.
For this week’s NLS Music Notes blog, learn about the inspiring story of Joey Stuckey–a remarkable person who overcame incredible odds to achieve success as a singer, guitarist, producer, and educator.
It is the end of July, and it’s time to let you know about the new audio and braille scores now available on BARD.
This summer the NLS Music Section was fortunate in having the pleasure of hosting not only one Junior Fellow, but two! Junior Fellows provide valuable services to Library of Congress staff by allowing a focus on a particular project for the benefit of the section and in turn providing experience for students in a professional […]
Independence Day has many associations: fireworks, barbecues, parades, and iconic military bands. In this week’s NLS Music Notes blog post, Carter Rawson explores the history behind one of our greatest national treasures, the United States Army Band.
We added more talking books and braille music for your enjoyment! This includes more Smithsonian Folkways recordings, a book on piano tuning, and braille music for piano, voice, violin, organ, and woodwinds.