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Black and white illustration of the two lead characters from Sondheim's musical "Sweeney Todd." Lettering of title is blood red.

From the National Recording Registry: “Sweeney Todd” (1979)

Posted by: Cary O’Dell

You can’t keep a good demon down!  Stephen Sondheim’s legendary musical “Sweeney Todd” has just returned to Broadway boards.  The new production–featuring Josh Groban and Annaleigh Ashford–is getting some bloody rave reviews.  In light of the musical’s return, we look back at the original cast show album which featured the late, great Angela Lansbury and …

Just Added to the Festival of Film & Sound

Posted by: Stacie Seifrit-Griffin

Library of Congress Festival of Film & Sound announces the addition of Oscar-Winning Sound Designer Ben Burtt The Library of Congress is pleased to announce that four-time Oscar-winning motion picture sound designer and sound mixer Ben Burtt will be a special guest for the inaugural Library of Congress Festival of Film & Sound, a new …

Poet Dylan Thomas in his youth, dressed in loose overshirt and jaunty scarf around his neck.

From the National Recording Registry: “A Child’s Christmas in Wales” (1952)

Posted by: Cary O’Dell

Since its inception, the National Recording Registry has been about far more than just music.  (Though, of course, music–of all kinds–plays an important part in the Registry.)  A case in point is this 1952 recording of the great Welsh poet Dylan Thomas who was recorded reading his seminal prose poem “A Child’s Christmas in Wales.”  …

A view looking past a digital display screen towards the doors of an indoor theater, with

Zappa by Zappa

Posted by: Cary O’Dell

In 2005, the album “We’re Only in It for the Money” by Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention” was added to the Library of Congress’ National Recording Registry.  Recently, we asked Dweezil Zappa–an accomplished musician in his own right–to look back at the album from a perspective that only he can give us–a son’s.  …