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Recorded Sound Section--Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division

INTRODUCTION

USING THE COLLECTIONS

SELECTED COLLECTIONS
Radio
Music Recordings
Early Recording Stars
Miscellaneous Music Collections
Opera and Classical Music
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Drama and Literature Recordings
The Spoken Word

CONCLUSION

RECORDED SOUND EXTERNAL SITES

VISIT/CONTACT

Library of Congress Concerts
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Leontyne Price. Carl Van Vechten. 1953. Prints and Photographs Division. LC-USZ62-103710 DLC (b&w film copy neg.).

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Since 1925, the Music Division of the Library of Congress has presented a series of chamber-music concerts that have featured some of the best American women performers in the country. Since 1940, most of these concerts have been recorded and the tapes held in the Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division. Performers Leontyne Price (b. 1927), Dawn Upshaw (b. 1960), Phyllis Curtin (b. 1921), and other classical music vocalists and instrumentalists can be heard on these history-making recordings. These concerts and musical events are fully cataloged in the Library's online catalog, where they are searchable by name, program title, title of musical works performed, and some Library of Congress subject headings.

The division's musical recording collections continue to grow, owing both to record companies' compliance with copyright laws that require commercial sound recording deposits and to acquisition activities that build the collections of historical commercial recordings and expand the unique archival collections.

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