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American Composers and Musicians from A to Z: X-Z (Part 1–Zwilich, Ellen Taaffe and Mana-Zucca)

Celebrate Women’s History Month by learning about Ellen Taaffe Zwilich, the first woman to receive the Pulitzer Prize for music, and Mana-Zucca, composer, pianist, singer, and one of the most photographed women of the early 20th century.

Now Playing! NLS 90th Anniversary Virtual Concert with Matthew Whitaker

The National Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled (NLS), Library of Congress, has kicked off its 90th anniversary celebration with a free virtual concert by jazz pianist Matthew Whitaker. Come and join us for our celebration!

Rock On! “Stairway to Heaven” Turns 50

This blog post takes a look at “Stairway to Heaven” by Led Zeppelin on the eve of its 50th birthday. Materials from the NLS Music Collection on rock music and guitars are featured.

New BARD Additions: February 2021

New BARD additions this months include fascinating audio books on music from Mexico, Puerto Rico and Russia, instruction books that teach you how to play Jimi Hendix’ “Purple Haze” and Queen’s “Another One Bites the Dust.” Also available for digital download are a music theory book on structural hearing in braille, and many braille music scores – check it out!

NLS 90th Anniversary Virtual Concert with Matthew Whitaker

The National Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled (NLS), Library of Congress, will kick off its 90th anniversary celebration with a free virtual concert by jazz pianist Matthew Whitaker on Wednesday, March 3, at 8:00 p.m. (EST)—and you’re invited!

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

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

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.

Virtual Concert: Jazz Pianist Matthew Whitaker

The National Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled (NLS), Library of Congress, will kick off its 90th anniversary celebration with a free virtual concert by jazz pianist Matthew Whitaker on Wednesday, March 3, at 8:00 p.m. (EST), and you’re invited!

New BARD Additions: January 2021

Today’s blog post rounds up all the new digital acquisitions and digitized items added to BARD in January 2021 by he NLS Music Section.