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Concerts from the Library of Congress 2016

Concerts from The Library of Congress


Concerts from the Library of Congress Sampler - Listen Here

Programs are 59 minutes and include a 30 second music bed at the end. Stations have the option to fade out at 58:30 and insert local announcements or underwriting at the station break or end of show.

Welcome to Concerts from the Library of Congress! We are delighted to share with listeners nationwide these superb performances from our spectacular 90th anniversary celebration, marking nine decades as a distinguished presenter on the world’s stage. Our collaboration with Classical WETA 90.9 FM continues a proud broadcast tradition that began with the Library’s first concert in 1925. Honoring that tradition, these 13 one-hour programs produced in partnership with Classic Digital Syndications, offer listeners an unbeatable combination, unique to the Nation’s Library.

Host Bill McGlaughlin and our knowledgeable curators delve into the collections of the Library’s Music Division, re-discovering eloquent manuscripts, magnificent instruments and artifacts that tell the stories behind the music. Their encounters with rarities like the manuscript of a Bach cantata or an original Beethoven portrait illuminate the listener’s experience, and moments of music history come alive in landmark performances by legendary figures such as Béla Bartók and Leopold Stokowski. This season, you’ll hear three of the world’s top period instrument ensembles: Bach Collegium Japan, Apollo’s Fire, and Boston’s famous Handel and

Haydn Society; opera star Anne Sofie von Otter; violinist Jennifer Koh; the Ensemble Intercontemporain, with Matthias Pintscher; and pianist Richard Goode. Join us as Concerts from the Library of Congress celebrates a remarkable 90 years on the air!

About the host:

Conductor, composer, and radio personality Bill McGlaughlin is a master communicator. Bill won a Peabody award for his national radio show,
Saint Paul Sunday. Exploring Music with Bill McGlaughlin is in its twelfth year and recently won the prestigious Dushkin Award. He has led orchestras throughout the United States and was Music Director of the Kansas City Symphony for twelve years. Bill has composed for the American Composers Forum, the White House Millennium Council, and Garrison Keillor.



— Featured Programs—

Brahms and Beach

Bach Collegium Japan

Michelangelo Quartet

Music for a While

The Virtuoso Horn

Bartók and Borromeo

Apollo’s Fire: The Power of Love

Schumann Sampler

Cello Collection

Handel and Haydn Society at 200 Ensemble


In the Reeds, featuring Calefax

Debussy and Dvořák