Use this box to find something simple and distinctive like the name of an
artist or composer.
Note: If your search is more complex experiment with some of
the options under Browse by in the left column menu, or if you wish to search for
a CD or DVD number use the
Cat. No. search page.
This provides a convenient way to find something distinctive. For example,
entering Richard Strauss would produce a modest-sized list of CDs on which there are
one or more works by this composer.
However, were you to enter Richard Strauss, it might be that the search results could
contain some titles where Richard Strauss' name is not mentioned, but where someone
called Richard and another of the many composers with the surname Strauss
were both found. You can avoid ambiguous results of this sort by enclosing names within
single or double quotation marks – "Richard Strauss" or
You can use either single quote marks - ' - or double quote marks - " - as long
as you use the same symbol before and after the name or group of words for which you
require an exact match. If there is a quote mark in the group of words you are seeking, such as the '
in Richard's, then you should enclose the words with the other quote mark - in this
With a little careful thought and some practice, you will find that,
as illustrated in the example above, this search facility provides a quick and easy
way to find many things. However, search results will not be very helpful if you enter
something less specific, such as Richard, because it will result in
a much bigger list of CDs where anyone called Richard features as artist, composer or conductor,
or even somewhere in the description, will result. It is better to narrow the search
by entering something else as well, which will force the search procedure to find both
or all of the things entered in a CD's details before including it in the results.
For example, entering "Patrick Thomas" organ would restrict results to
just those CDs on which Patrick Thomas' name was mentioned and which featured organ works.
USING THE BROWSE OPTIONS
The Solo artists, Composers and Conductors browse options
These all work in a similar way, displaying a list of
alphabetic characters which can be clicked to summon a list of persons whose surnames
begin with the selected character. Clicking any surname will summon a list of CDs
featuring that artist, composer or conductor.
The Genre, Period and Instruments browse options
Once again, these all work in a similar way, displaying
entries which can be clicked to summon a list of CDs conforming with that entry.
The Australian orchestras option
This makes it easy to find which CDs contain performances
by particular Australian orchestras.
The Full catalogue option
All of the above options limit the results list to just some CDs,
so this option is provided to help you see some you might otherwise miss.
Search results are displayed as lists of
abbreviated details including the CD Title, Label, Catalog No.
and Price. Each Title and cover image is a link which can be clicked
to display the page containing its full details and a larger cover image.
Results pages show abbreviated details of up to ten CDs at a time,
with a horizontal menu at the top and bottom of the page to display
further pages of ten matches.
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