Learn to sing classical art songs and arias with audio lessons available from the NLS Music Section!
Gondolas have been the subject of many artworks including Songs Without Words by Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy. Gondolas are part of the Venice cityscape and have an interesting history.
One of life’s greatest joys is to make music with other people. Learn how to sing vocal harmonies and choral music with audio lessons from the NLS Music Section!
Want to sing? Learn about the audio lessons and courses for beginning singers that the NLS Music Section offers!
NLS Music Section announces recent BARD additions from October-November, 2018.
Continued from last week. Part 2 My second day at the school, which was a Saturday, was spent observing private lessons and group classes. Saturday at the school is mostly reserved for the youth programs. I was eager to attend as many lessons as possible and what I saw was fascinating and memorable. I attended […]
Béla Bartók was a seminal 20th-century composer and musicologist. Born in Hungary on March 25, 1881, he lived through World War I and experienced the beginnings of World War II, before immigrating with his second wife to the United States in 1940. He died in New York on September 26, 1945. What makes Bartók‘s works […]
The NLS Music Section mourns the loss of Aretha Franklin, a giant in popular and gospel music. Starting with her gospel singing in her father’s church, Ms. Franklin established an unforgettable presence with a powerful delivery and message about spirituality and the ups and downs of love. She was from Detroit, and while Motown was […]
José Feliciano is a guitarist, singer and songwriter best known for his interpretation of the songs “Feliz Navidad,” “Light My Fire” and “Hi-Heel Sneakers.” Feliciano was born blind on September 10, 1945 in Lares, Puerto Rico. At age five, his family moved to New York. José Feliciano always liked music and started playing the harmonica […]
“Tennessee, Tennessee, there ain’t no place I’d rather be”–This is the song that we have been singing for the past several weeks here in the Music Section of the National Library Service (along with Jerry Garcia and Robert Hunter in their song “Tennessee Jed”). The NLS national conference in Nashville has now come and gone, […]