Skip to Content

Thom Pease Interviews M. Barton of the Library of Congress

  Thom Pease Interviews
Matthew Barton
Library of Congress Curator
on The Listening Room
Wednesday April 27, 2011

Each year the Library of Congress and the National Recording Preservation Board selects 25 sound recordings which are “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant” to the National Recording Registry. This Wednesday evening on The Listening Room, Thom Pease talks to Recorded Sound curator Matthew Barton about the registry, and new music recordings which have appeared on it, including George Crumb’s Black Angels, Samuel Barber’s Adagio for Strings, and recordings from the 1930 and 1940s which appeared on Henry Cowell’s recording label, New Music Quarterly Recordings. Barton will discuss the role of the Library of Congress as a leader in audio preservation and how the Packard Campus for Audiovisual Conservation in Culpeper, VA is fulfilling that role.

WTJU is owned and operated by the Board of Visitors of the University of Virginia.
The opinions expressed by announcers or guests on WTJU are not necessarily the opinions of WTJU or the University of Virginia.