Library of Congress 2005 Selected Recordings

In 2000, the National Recording Preservation Act, was established. This act requires the Library select recordings each year that are “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant.”

I find it heartwarming and lovely that among the 2005 selections are both Varese’s “Poem Electronique” and Zappa’s “We’re Only In It For The Money”, as Zappa was a [...]

Roger Reynolds at LOC now up

The Library of Congress’s site featuring the music of Roger Reynolds is an outstanding example of what such an organization can do. The site shows the depth of the Library’s holding in a particular are, covering everything from Reynolds’ music to photographs of the composer.

Reynolds has a close working relationship with the LOC; [...]

Roger Reynolds at the Library of Congress

Looks very interesting; wish I could be there … love to hear from anyone who attends. American composer Roger Reynolds, winner of the Pulitzer Prize in 1989, will discuss his work at the introduction and demonstration of a new Library of Congress Web presentation devoted to his music. Thanassis Rikakis, director of Arts, Media [...]