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.
Fall 2019, Library of Congress, Madison Bldg., Montpelier Room:
John Koegel (California State University, Fullerton), “Recovering the History of the U.S. Immigrant Musical Theater at the Library of Congress”
Spring 2020, Library of Congress, Madison Bldg., Montpelier Room:
Marta Robertson (Gettysburg College), “The Uncommon 'Gift to be Simple’: Japanese American Influence in Appalachian Spring”
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additional information coming soon
Click here for information on previous lectures, including links to the webcasts:
- Spring 2019: Katherine K. Preston (College of William and Mary), "America’s Forgotten Love Affair with Opera"
- Fall 2018: Hye-jung Park (Ohio State University), "From World War to Cold War: Music in America's Radio Propaganda in Korea"
- Spring 2018: Daniel M. Callahan (Boston College), "Bernstein Conducting Himself"
- Fall 2017: Randall Goldberg (Youngstown State University), "The Kishineff Massacre and Domestic Musical Practice in America"
- Spring 2017: Christina Bashford, William Brooks, Gayle Sherwood Magee, Laurie Matheson, and Justin Vickers, "Johnnies, Tommies, and Sammies: Music and the WWI Alliance"
- Fall 2016: 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: W. Anthony Sheppard, "American Musical Modernism and Japan"
- 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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