France, Brazil, and the United States: Learn about Darius Milhaud’s major musical inspirations.
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 blog take a brief look at the life of composer Domenico Scarlatti, and lists materials by and about him in the NLS music collection.
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 […]
Learn about Undine Smith Moore (1904-89), a remarkable American composer and educator who was known as the Dean of Black Women Composers.
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.
In this post, we celebrate Paul McCartney’s 78th birthday and list materials available from NLS about Paul McCartney, The Beatles, and their music.
Quincy Jones (1933-) and Richard Rodgers (1902-1979) are the two composer-arranger-musicians for the subject of today’s blog. Having a career as a musician is challenging, and sometimes careers branch into other areas than performing. While not visible on stage, these areas are absolutely necessary and essential in the field. Quincy Jones (also known as ‘Q’ […]
This post discusses performances by pianist Van Cliburn and some of the music he performed.