AMS - Library of Congress Lecture Series
The American Musicological Society and the Music Division of the Library of Congress are pleased to present a series of lectures highlighting musicological research conducted in the Division’s collections.
18 May 2017, 7 p.m., Madison Bldg., Montpelier Room: Christina Bashford, William Brooks, Gayle Sherwood Magee, Laurie Matheson, and Justin Vickers, "Johnnies, Tommies, and Sammies: Music and the WWI Alliance"
Fall 2017 (date tba): Randall Goldberg, "The Kishineff Massacre and Domestic Musical Practice in America"
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Dominic McHugh, "In the Workshop of Lerner and Loewe: Archival Sources for the Genesis of My Fair Lady" Spring 2016:
R. Larry Todd, “Revisiting Mendelssohn’s Octet, or the Maturing of Precocity” Fall 2015:
Ryan Raul Bañagale, "The Ongoing Composition of Rhapsody in Blue" Spring 2015:
Paul Laird, "'A Hint of West Side Story': The Genesis of Bernstein's Chichester Psalms as Seen in the Library of Congress Bernstein Collection" Fall 2014:
Carol Hess, "Copland as Good Neighbor: Cultural Diplomacy in Latin America During World War II" Spring 2014:
Nancy Newman, "'A program not greatly to their credit': Finding New Perspectives on the Germania Musical Society through the American Memory Sheet Music Collection" Fall 2013:
Kendra Preston Leonard, "Meaning and Myth in Louise Talma’s First Period Works" Spring 2013:
Todd Decker, "Making Show Boat: Jerome Kern, Oscar Hammerstein II, and the Power of Performers" Fall 2012:
Barbara Heyman, "Samuel Barber: Serendipitous Discoveries" Spring 2012:
Thomas Brothers, "Louis Armstrong: The Making of a Great Melodist" Fall 2011:
William Meredith, "What the Autograph Can Tell Us:
Beethoven’s Sonata in E Major, opus 109" Winter 2011:
Carol J. Oja, "Bernstein Meets Broadway:
Race, the Blues, and On the Town (1944)" Fall 2010:
"American Musical Modernism and Japan" W. Anthony Sheppard, Spring 2010:
Steve Swayne, "William Schuman’s Puzzling Seventh Symphony" Fall 2009:
Walter Frisch, "Arnold Schoenberg's Creative Journey, 1897-1912" Spring 2009:
Jeffrey Magee, "Now It Can Be Told: The Unknown Irving Berlin" Fall 2008:
Annegret Fauser, "After Pearl Harbor: Music, War, and the Library of Congress" Spring 2008:
Judith Tick, "Ruth Crawford Seeger, Modernist Composer in the Folk Revival:
Biography as Music History”
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