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Triumph over Tragedy: The Love Story of Victoria and Joaquín Rodrigo

Posted by: Lindsay Conway

Celebrate Valentine's Day with the remarkable love story of composer Joaquin Rodrigo and his wife and collaborator, Victoria Kamhi de Rodrigo.

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Beyond Aranjuez: Solo Guitar Works by Joaquín Rodrigo

Posted by: Lindsay Conway

Blind Spanish composer Joaquin Rodrigo is best known today for his Concierto de Aranjuez for guitar and orchestra, but he wrote many other works for guitar. Learn about four of these pieces that the NLS Music Section has digitized in honor of the maestro's birthday!

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From Baroque to Bluegrass, a Globe-Trotting Instrument

Posted by: Lindsay Conway

Learn about the history of the mandolin and the mandolin lessons and scores that the NLS Music Section has to offer!

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New BARD Additions: May 2020

Posted by: Lindsay Conway

This month we have a veritable bonanza of new talking books and braille music that we've added to BARD for your enjoyment! This includes two new podcasts from Smithsonian Folkways, a Nat King Cole songbook, Leonard Bernstein's Chichester Psalms, and braille music for flute and piano.

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New BARD Additions: March 2020

Posted by: Lindsay Conway

Enjoy learning music from the comfort of home with the new talking books and braille music scores now available on BARD (Braille and Audio Reading Download) from the NLS Music Section.

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New BARD Additions: December 2019

Posted by: Lindsay Conway

The NLS Music Section presents a feast of new music added to BARD, perfect for beginning 2020 on a high note!

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American Composers and Musicians from A to Z: G (Part 2–Grasse, Edwin)

Posted by: Lindsay Conway

Welcome to a new installment of the NLS Music Section’s journey through the alphabet to learn about musicians and composers who were blind or visually impaired. In part 2 of the letter G, we'll meet Edwin Grasse and introduce our new violin scores catalog.