Tuesday, March 2, 2021, 12:30pm-1:30pm
with Mark Horowitz of the Music Division of the Library of Congress
about his interviews and archival collections of American composers.
Prof Cindy Ott will discuss his collection and interview process.
Questions from the students and other audience members are warmly
welcomed. This lecture is the first of two lectures about research and
writing sponsored by the American Civilization program this
spring 2021 semester.
The author, Mark Eden Horowitz, is a senior music specialist in the Music Division at the Library of Congress, where he has been the archivist for the collections of the papers of composers Leonard Bernstein, Jerome Kern, Frederick Loewe, Cole Porter and Richard Rodgers. He co-produced the Library's 70th Birthday Concert for Stephen Sondheim in 2000, and in 2002 presented the lecture series "Six by Sondheim," a joint presentation of the Library and the Smithsonian Resident Associates Program. He wrote Sondheim on Music: Minor Details and Major Decisions, on the work of composer Stephen Sondheim, that is based on transcripts of interviews that Horowitz over a three-day period in 1997 at Sondheim's New York City home.
Horowitz has taught "The American Musical on Stage and Screen" at Georgetown University and presented the lecture series "Masters of the Musical" for the Smithsonian.
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