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Mon, 15 Apr 2019 10:00:12 +0000
In The Muse: Performing Arts Blog
"Where words fail, music speaks." Hans Christian Andersen [ + ]
Thu, 11 Apr 2019 14:52:24 +0000
A Timeline to Celebrate Our Third George Crumb Commission
The Music Division is lucky to say that we have a 55-year history with the musical giant George Crumb. In honor of the DC premiere of our third commissioned work from George Crumb on April 18, let’s take a stroll down memory lane. [ + ]
Wed, 10 Apr 2019 14:54:31 +0000
OrchKids at the Library with Marin Alsop: A Special Family-Friendly Concert on April 13 at 2pm
The following is a guest post by Anne McLean of the Music Division. Baltimore Symphony Orchestra Music Director Marin Alsop brings the BSO’s talented OrchKids to the Library on Saturday, April 13. Fans of all ages are cordially invited to an afternoon of performances honoring iconic jazz composers Jelly Roll Morton and Scott Joplin and […] [ + ]
Thu, 04 Apr 2019 19:09:29 +0000
Upcoming Lecture: “Americans’ Forgotten Love Affair with Opera”
The following is a guest post from Dr. Katherine K. Preston, Professor Emerita at The College of William & Mary. Dr. Preston will be presenting “Americans’ Forgotten Love Affair with Opera” as part of the AMS/LC Lecture Series on Tuesday, April 16, 2019 at 7pm in the Madison Building’s Montpelier Room. The lecture is free […] [ + ]
Mon, 01 Apr 2019 21:00:11 +0000
Announcing the Maxine Glorsky Collection: Saving the Light
The following is a guest post from K. Mitchell “Mitch” Snow, a scholar-volunteer in the Music Division. Dance Archivist Libby Smigel introduces him. Last August the Music Division was delighted to receive a major gift of career papers from award-winning stage manager Maxine Glorsky. While the Library of Congress is widely regarded as the destination […] [ + ]
Wed, 27 Mar 2019 13:20:33 +0000
Augmented Realities: A Video Game Music Mini-Fest
The Music Division of the Library of Congress will be presenting a series of events exploring video game music, from retro bits to VR hits. We will be looking at the history of game music, and learning about how it works from acclaimed musicians who are actively composing for some of the biggest franchises and […] [ + ]
Mon, 25 Mar 2019 14:59:14 +0000
Polarizing Political Issues: The Anti-Suffrage Rose
The following is a guest post from Senior Music Cataloging Specialist Laura Yust. Laura’s post marks the final blog post in our Women’s History Month series that highlights selections from the Music Division’s digital collection Woman’s Suffrage in Sheet Music. The suffragists of the early 20th century faced organized opposition from the anti-suffragists, both men […] [ + ]
Sat, 23 Mar 2019 14:05:21 +0000
Alvin Ailey and the Black Experience
The following is a guest blog post from Dance Curator Libby Smigel and Howard University intern Jacquelyn Chin: The Music Division was selected to host one of the Library’s three spring internships from Howard University. Dance archivist Libby Smigel is working with Jacquelyn Chin on the Division’s Alvin Ailey Dance Foundation collection.  A senior psychology […] [ + ]
Wed, 20 Mar 2019 16:01:26 +0000
William P. Gottlieb’s Celebration of Women
William P Gottlieb was a music journalist and photographer whose byline appeared in The Washington Post, Downbeat and Record Changer from 1938-1948. He taught himself to use a speed graphic camera and began to shoot musicians to illustrate his articles. The Library purchased his collection in 1995 and scanned all his prints and negatives, now […] [ + ]
Mon, 18 Mar 2019 11:00:20 +0000
Suffrage Music on Parade: Part Two
As promised, every Wednesday this month In the Muse is featuring a blog post that highlights stories and names that lie within the Music Division’s recently-launched digital collection, Women’s Suffrage in Sheet Music. Last week, I located a newspaper article that contextualized Fanny Connable Lancaster and Florence Livingston Lent’s “Suffrage Marching Song” and described its […] [ + ]

Women We’ve Commissioned
Did you know that the Music Division has been an integral part of creating contemporary music since 1925? In honor of Women’s History Month, I’d like to share an impressive list of “firsts” – the first women composers commissioned by each fund in the Library of Congress Music Division! [ + ]
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