Music

The YVR Collection : a treasure trove of vintage recordings

The YVR Collection : a treasure trove of vintage recordings

May 18, 2017

Arts, Music:

YVR = Ballarat Vintage Recordings.  This sequence contains several collections of vinyl recordings that include the ABC Sound Library, Kevin James Collection, Betty Pounder Collection, and Ron White Collection.  They are stored… Read More ›

Half a Cow Records, 2016

New Sounds : local performers, Electrical Bananas, Firework Dogs & assorted others.

April 7, 2017

Arts, Music:

Lots of new arrivals in the Library’s large collection of recordings by local groups, performers and composers, all released on independent labels.

Intrada, 2016, c1974

New Listening in Arts: Shows & Soundtracks : Bright Star to Chinatown, and much more.

February 2, 2017

Arts, Film, Music:

For the New Year, some great new additions to the Library’s large and growing collection of film soundtracks, and Broadway musical cast albums. From classic scores like Chinatown and Mame, to the contemporary sounds of Waitress and… Read More ›

Umbrella Entertainment, 2014

Festive Sights and Sounds: Bandstand, Shakespeare, Mozart, Carols and much more.

December 7, 2016

Arts, Music:

The sounds of Melbourne Music Week may be fading into the distance, but there’s still lots to listen to here at the State Library.

Sony Music, 2014

Sincerely, L. Cohen

November 17, 2016

Arts, Music, Popular music:

2016 has been a tough year for music lovers and now, as the year draws to a close, we’ve lost Leonard Cohen as well.

New Listening: Flutes, Beatles, Haydn, and more Spring sounds.

New Listening: Flutes, Beatles, Haydn, and more Spring sounds.

September 29, 2016

Arts, Music:

More great music coming into the collection, and surely something for everyone!

New Sights & Sounds: Molly, Warhol, Vertigo, Hamilton, Winter Classics, & more

New Sights & Sounds: Molly, Warhol, Vertigo, Hamilton, Winter Classics, & more

August 5, 2016

Arts, Music:

Some great new arrivals include latest releases and favourite titles in pop, rock, film soundtracks, opera, classical, musical theatre and the visual arts, on CD, DVD and online database. Molly : music from television mini-series soundtrack by various… Read More ›

St. Martin's Press, 2011

The interwebs are singing with some musical ebooks

July 15, 2016

Arts, Music:

Some familiar musical names, and maybe some not so familiar, but all of them well worth getting to know; not to mention a clip of Judy Garland that will take your breath away!

Warner Music Australia, 2014

New Listening: Prince & Alice, Cleo & Callas, & much more

June 3, 2016

Arts, Film, Music:

Some great new music in Arts from pop to classical, and quite a few points in between.

Engraved from the "Chandos" portrait by H.S. Sadd, 1860

Shakespeare 400

May 6, 2016

Arts, Music, Performing Arts, Theatre:

The works of William Shakespeare remain so fresh, and so fundamental to our culture, a mere 400 years after his death.