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Concerts from the Library of Congress: Pick of the Week

Each week, the Library of Congress Music Division features free video performances, lectures, and conversations to keep you company.


This Pick of the Week features the 2017 Stradivari Anniversary concert with Dover strings quartet. For more than 80 years, the Library of Congress has celebrated the extraordinary craftsmanship of Antonio Stradivari with an annual concert highlighting our “Strads,” the gift of Gertrude Clarke Whittall. These glorious instruments have been used in Library concerts by a long roster of memorable players, documented in our extensive concert recording archives. In the video above, see the Dover String Quartet performing Alexander Zemlinsky’s epic String Quartet no. 2, op. 15 at the Library’s annual Stradivari anniversary concert in 2017.

Pick of the Week-July 2, 2021

Stradivari Anniversary Concert: Dover String Quartet (event date: December 18, 2017)


[00:13] Introduction
[05:50] Alexander Zemlinsky: String Quartet No. 2 op. 15

Digital Collections and Resources at the Library of Congress

The Stradivari Anniversary Concert at the Library of Congress: A Retrospective (event date: December 18, 2020)

Kazem Abdullah of the Library's Music Division curates an overview and retrospective of the Library's annual Stradivari concert with archival radio recordings, photographs, programs, manuscripts, sketches, and other related materials held by the Library of Congress.