Concerts from the Library of Congress, 2013-2014
#DECLASSIFIED

RESERVATIONS REQUIRED: Space is limited to twelve patrons for these intimate encounters in the Music Division's studio space. Please call the Concert Information Line, (202) 707-5502 to make a reservation (two per patron, please.) We ask that you gives names for all reservations.

Finishing Schubert with Sinister Chopin
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 16 at 11 AM

Room G-32, Thomas Jefferson Building

David H. Plylar, Ph.D.
Leopold Godowsky had a formidable reputation as a pianist, but was infamous for his challenging arrangements of other music. Using a few manuscripts from the Library's collection, we will explore the remarkable imagination of this major musical figure. The focus will be on Godowsky's variation techniques as displayed in his Passacaglia (based on music from Schubert's "Unfinished" Symphony), and on his reworkings of Chopin etudes for the left-hand alone.

In addition to his work at the Library, David is also active as a composer, pianist and musicologist.

Conductors Beyond the Podium
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 14 at 11 AM

Rescheduled from October 19. All reservations will be honored for this future date.

Room G-32, Thomas Jefferson Building

Nicholas Alexander Brown
An exclusive peek into the lives of leading 20th-century conductors through hidden artifacts and treasures from the collection—Bernstein, Klemperer, Koussevitzky and Stokowski.

Both Declassified speakers this fall are concert producers in the Library's Music Division. Nicholas is also a conductor, musicologist and chorister