Post Tagged with: "Arts"

ABC-Universal, 2017

Festive Sights & Sounds in Arts

December 18, 2017

Music, Rare Books & Arts:

New arrivals include this festive season selection of popular, classical and choral music, children’s songs and ballet. From the Wiggles and Nutcracker to the Melbourne Symphony and Amber Lawrence, there is… Read More ›

Warner Music Australia, 2015

New Listening : Spring into Summer with music

November 14, 2017

Music, Rare Books & Arts:

Spring into Summer with some great new arrivals in pop, rock, jazz, classical, musical theatre, film soundtracks and opera featuring the following. Dream Lover : the Bobby Darin musical : Australian Cast Recording… Read More ›

ABC, 2015

New Sights and Sounds : Countdown, Bodyguard & more Thoroughly Modern selections.

July 13, 2017

Music, Rare Books & Arts:

Some great new arrivals in Arts include latest releases in opera, ballet, pop, rock, classical music, musical theatre and film soundtracks in various audio and video formats such as CD, DVD, Blu-Ray and online database.… Read More ›

The YVR Collection : a treasure trove of vintage recordings

The YVR Collection : a treasure trove of vintage recordings

May 18, 2017

Music, Rare Books & Arts:

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

Music, Rare Books & Arts:

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

Film, Music, Rare Books & Arts:

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 ›

Richard Divall, By Londonopera (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons

Remembering Richard Divall

January 18, 2017

Rare Books & Arts:

A good friend to State Library Victoria, Maestro Richard Divall sadly passed away on the weekend after a long battle with cancer.

Umbrella Entertainment, 2014

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

December 7, 2016

Music, Rare Books & Arts:

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.

Rhonda Senbergs

The Rhonda Senbergs photographic collection

October 18, 2016

Our stories:

In this guest post, Jes and Selena Senbergs share the story behind the remarkable collection of photographs taken by their mother, Rhonda Senbergs. Rhonda Senbergs photographed Melbourne’s art world scene for… Read More ›

State Library Victoria unlocks music archive for Melbourne Music Week

State Library Victoria unlocks music archive for Melbourne Music Week

October 4, 2016


During the nine-day music extravaganza, the Library will delve deep into the vaults to reveal some extraordinary items in its collection including never-before-displayed, rare vinyl records from the 1940s to today, and specialist fanzines inspired by the Melbourne music scene – the largest public collection of its kind in Australia.