Events at the Library of Congress

Wednesday December 2, 2020

Thursday December 3, 2020

Friday December 4, 2020

Saturday December 5, 2020

  • Event | concerts and performances
    Borromeo String Quartet with Nicholas Cords, Viola Saturday
    December 5, 2020
    8:00 pm - 10:00 pm EST
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    Explore musical relationships in Beethoven’s late works with the preeminent Borromeo String Quartet, featuring his op. 130 string quartet and the legendary Grosse Fuge, labelled by Stravinsky as “an absolutely contemporary piece of music that will be contemporary forever.”
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Wednesday December 9, 2020

Thursday December 10, 2020

Friday December 11, 2020

  • Event | concerts and performances
    Beethoven's "Hammerklavier" Sonata: Two Visions Friday
    December 11, 2020
    8:00 pm - 10:00 pm EST
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    Pianist Adam Golka and the Verona Quartet present an intensive focus on Beethoven’s “Hammerklavier” sonata: two visions of the work in back-to-back performances, with David Plylar’s transcription for string quartet followed by the composer’s original version for piano.
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Saturday December 12, 2020

Thursday December 17, 2020

  • Event | lectures and symposia
    Behind the Book: Nan Talese and Margaret Atwood Thursday
    December 17, 2020
    7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EST
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    Nan Talese is senior vice president at Doubleday Publishing and editorial director of her own imprint. Margaret Atwood is the internationally lauded author of many books, including “The Handmaid’s Tale” and its recent sequel, “The Testaments.”
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  • Event | concerts and performances
    Christopher Taylor, Piano Thursday
    December 17, 2020
    8:00 pm - 10:00 pm EST
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    It takes extraordinary skill as an orchestrator to condense an entire Beethoven symphony into a version for a solo instrument, but that is just what Franz Liszt accomplished in his piano transcriptions.
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Friday December 18, 2020