Books and Compact Discs

Books

The Drill Hall Library catalogue contains all the books currently held in the Drill Hall Library. Help and advice is available on using the catalogue. Please call into the library and see me for help or use our online help. You need to use the catalogue to locate material in the Drill Hall. The Music and Audio collection covers several classmarks which are located in different areas of the library.

New books :

September 2016 to present day

New DVDs

Some useful classmarks

The science of sound - acoustics 534 Digital audio systems 621.3893 Composition 781.3
Techniques of music 781.4 Traditions of music 781.6 Opera 782.1
Music for single voices 783 Music for symphony orchestras 784.2 Chamber music 785
Keyboard music 786 Music for stringed instruments 787 Music for wind instruments 788

Compact Discs - a selective guide

Explore the world of music using the Drill Hall's CD collection. These are shelved in 3 distinct collections -

Rock & Pop
Classical
Modern composers, jazz, blues, folk and soundtracks

The following list is a selection of some of the classical music compact discs available for loan at the Drill Hall Library.

Delius - Orchestral works Royal Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Sir Thomas Beecham in 1956 and 1957 - Record Label: EMI (Great Recordings of the Century)

Dvorak/Beethoven/Prokofiev/ - Symphony no.9/Leonore overture no.3/The love for three oranges suite BBC symphony orchestra conducted by Rudolf Kempe in 1975 - Record label: BBC

Elgar - Cello concerto/Sea pictures - Jacqueline du Pre (cello). The London Symphony Orchestra and Philharmonia Orchestra conducted by Sir John Barbarolli in 1962 and 1965 - Record Label: EMI (Great Recordings of the Century)

Elgar - Symphonies nos. 1 & 2 etc. London Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Sir Adrian Boult between 1970 and 1976 - Record Label: EMI (2 cds)

The essential Falla Conducted by Charles Dutoit, Rafael Fruhbeck de Burgos and Simon Rattle between 1962 and 1983 - Record label: Double Decca (2 cds)

Gorecki - Symphony no.3 Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra conducted by Antoni Wit in 1993 - Record Label: Naxos

Grieg - Peer Gynt suites/Holberg suites Berliner Philharmoniker conducted by Herbert von Karajan in 1981, 1982 and 1984 - Record label: Deutsche Grammophon

Handel - Messiah Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra and Huddersfield Choral Society conducted by Sir Malcolm Sargent in 1946 - Record Label: Dutton (2 cds)

Holst/Elgar - The planets/'Enigma' variations London Philharmonic and London Symphony orchestra conducted by Sir Adrian Boult in 1970 and 1978 - EMI (Great Recordings of the Century)

Honegger - Symphonies nos. 2 & 3 Berliner Philharmoniker conducted by Herbert von Karajan in 1969 - Record Label: Deutsche Grammophon

Ives - Three places/New England holidays Baltimore Symphony Orchestra conducted by David Zinman in 1994 - Record Label: Decca

Janacek/Shostakovich - Sinfonietta and Taras Bulba/Suite from 'The age of gold' Wiener Philharmonic conducted by Sir Charles Mackerras in 1980/London Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Bernard Haitink in 1979

Khachaturian - Spartacus Weiner Philharmoniker conducted by the composer in 1962 - Record Label: Decca

Mendelssohn - Lieder ohne worte Daniel Barenboim (piano). Recorded in 1973 - Record Label: Deutsche Grammophon (2 cds)

Mozart - Piano concertos 20, 23, 24, 26 & 27 Clifford Curzon (piano). English Chamber Orchestra conducted by Benjamin Britten in 1970, London Symphony Orchestra conducted by Istvan Kertesz in 1967 - Record Label: Decca (2 cds)

Orff - Carmina Burana Chor und orchester der Deutshen Oper Berlin conducted by Eugen Jochum in 1967 - Record Label: Deutsche Grammophon

Pärt - Fratres etc. Tasmin Little (violin). Bournemouth Sinfonietta directed by Richard Studt in 1993 - Record label: EMI (Classics for Pleasure)

Prokofiev - Symphonies no.1 'Classical' and no.5 Berliner Philharmoniker conducted by Herbert von Karajan in 1969 and 1982 - Record Label: Deutsche Grammophon

Schubert - Symphonies nos 3, 5 & 6 Royal Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Sir Thomas Beecham in 1956 and 1960 - Record label: EMI (Great Recordings of the Century)

Sibelius Symphonies 4 & 6 Berliner Philharmoniker conducted by Herbert von Karajan in 1965 and 1968 - Record Label: Deutsche Grammphon

Tchaikovsky - Francesca da Rimini/Hamlet The New York Stadium Symphony Orchestra conducted by Leopold Stowkowski in 1959 - Record label: Everest

Tchaikovsky - Symphonies nos. 4, 5 and 6 "Pathetique" Berliner Philharmoniker conducted by Herbert von Karajan in 1975 and 1976 - Record label: Deutsche Grammophon (2 cds)

Varese - The complete works Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra and Asko Ensemle conducted by Rocardo Chailly between 1992 and 1998 - Decca (2 cds)

Vaughan Williams - A London Symphony London Symphony Orchestra conducted by Richard Hickox in 2000 - Record Label: Chandos

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