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American Composers and Musicians from A to Z: W (Part 2 – Whitaker, Matthew)

For this week’s feature on American Composers and Musicians, we will look at the remarkable life and work of jazz pianist Matthew Whitaker. He will perform a free virtual concert, which will begin streaming on the Library’s YouTube page on Wednesday, March 3, at 8:00 p.m.

American Composers and Blind Musicians from A to Z: U-V (Part 2 – Ungár, Imré)

Today’s blog post continues our series of American composers and blind musicians with Hungarian pianist Imré Ungár.

French Composers for Organ: Part Deux

This blog post is a continuation of a series on French composers for organ and their compositions in the NLS Music Collection. This post reviews the life and works of Charles-Marie Widor, Marcel Dupré, and Maurice Duruflé

New BARD Additions: October 2020

The NLS Music Section is proud to announce our newest additions to BARD (Braille and Audio Reading Download) for the month of October!

American Composers and Musicians from A to Z: T (Part 2 — TATUM, Art)

In this week’s NLS Music Notes blog post, learn more about the exceptionally gifted blind pianist, Art Tatum.

The French Connection: French Composers for Organ

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.

American Composers and Musicians from A to Z: S (Part 2 – Stuckey, Joey)

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.

Remembering “Pershing’s Own” on Independence Day: Military Band Music in the NLS Collection

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.

They Say It’s Your Birthday, Paul McCartney!

In this post, we celebrate Paul McCartney’s 78th birthday and list materials available from NLS about Paul McCartney, The Beatles, and their music.