The noun ‘Diva’ has gained popularity in usage to describe some current pop female singers; but this title was used in the past for gifted opera sopranos as a sign of respect.
Read about the braille music scores and books that we’ve added to BARD (Braille and Audio Reading Download) during the past two months!
Scott Joplin is probably the best known and most influential African American composer. He is famous for his piano rags. This blogpost is part of the series American Composers from A-Z, featuring a composer whose last name starts with the letter “j”.
Blind musicians have been an integral part of music making for centuries.
This post is an overview of the braille music books added to BARD (Braille and Audio Reading Download) over the past month.
This blog post highlights some of the pieces in the NLS Music collection inspired by the works of E.T.A. Hoffmann, who was born on this day in 1776.
A brief glimpse at the life of Al Hibbler and some materials relating to him in the NLS Music Collection.
This blog is a brief look at some of Benjamin Britten’s compositions and relevant materials from the NLS Music Section.
A brief look at composer Frederic Ayres and some compositions available from the NLS Music Section.
Today is the blessing of the animals. St. Francis of Assisi died on October 3, 1226. He is still revered as a religious figure, having been canonized by Pope Gregory IX on July 16th, 1228 and recognized for his patronage of animals and the environment. There is now an established custom for pet owners to […]