Watch these videos just added to the Library of Congress website.2021 National Film Registry: Mark Hamill
Mark Hamill reflects on the success and cultural phenomenon of “Star Wars: Return of the Jedi” (1983), newly added to the National Film Registry in the Library of Congress.
How the Library Got Its Strads: A Lecture by Phillip A. KassPhillip Kass is an expert writer and appraiser about fine classic stringed instruments and bows. In this lecture he gives the background and the history on how the Library of Congress acquired its Stradivari instruments.
Hear the Calidore String Quartet perform on the Library’s Stradivari instruments in a program of musical gold! Praised for the depth and polish of their interpretations, the Calidore will reveal Haydn’s classical perfection, Brahms’s romantic mastery, and Mendelssohn’s passion and intensity while the harmonies still ring in your ears and reverberate in your heart.
- Into the Strad-isphere: The Calidore String Quartet Meets the Library’s Strads
- Conversation with Calidore String Quartet
- Bria Skonberg Educational Video #1: Composition
- Bria Skonberg Educational Video #2: Jazz Improvisation
- Bria Skonberg Educational Video #3: Tips for Leading a Band
- Bria Skonberg Educational Video #4: Breathing Techniques for Trumpet Players
- Bria Skonberg Educational Video #5: Trumpet Warm Up Techniques for Beginners
British Columbia-born jazz trumpeter, vocalist and composer Bria Skonberg shares professional techniques for beginners.
Imani Winds Educational VideoThe Imani Winds, one of the world’s great wind quintets, has been adding new works by under-represented voices to the repertoire for this unique ensemble through commissions and advocacy for over two decades. In this educational video, the Imani Winds introduces the listener to the instruments in the quintet.
J.S. Bach Christmas Oratorio: Concerto Köln and Nederlands KamerkoorWith an artistic legacy spanning more than eight decades, the Netherlands Chamber Choir has won admiration for its superb interpretations of masterworks, but also for powerful, provocative original programs that defy the boundaries of traditional choral concerts. This video offers a stunning, joyous performance of J.S. Bach’s Christmas Oratorio.
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