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Violin: Recordings

Streaming Audio & Video

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See our related guides for more online music resources:

Library Video Databases

Hardcopy Recordings

Find Scores and Recordings

sample catalog search for 'tropic winter nathaniel dett' limited to Printed Music (All); results show catalog record with library location and call number

In the Allen Library

  1. Open the library catalog.
  2. Search the title and composer's name.
  3. Limit to the format you desire.
  4. Find a result for the piece you need.
  5. Use the location and call number to find the item.

Image: Catalog search with the format limited to Printed Music, and search result showing location and call number.


Can't visit the library? Use our guides to Music Scores Online or Streaming Audio & Video to find online score & recording sites, then search for the piece you need.

Get help

Searching for music can be tricky! If you can't find what you need, ask a librarian for help.

Browse the Shelves

young man looks at library shelvesBrowsing is a great way to discover new music if you don't have a specific piece in mind!
In the Allen Library, the first letters of the call number indicate format:

Letters Format
MR LPs (records)
MV VHS tapes

The following numbers indicate genre. Combine the letters above with the numbers below to browse for violin recordings.

MD452 = String quartet CDs
MR452 = String quartet LPs

Number Genre
40-44 Solo violin
217-223 Solo violin with piano
312 Piano trios
452 String quartets
1012 Violin concertos

These are just a few of the many genres that include violin! Ask a librarian for help finding more. 

Listening & Viewing Equipment

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Come to the Allen Library! Our listening carrels and listening/viewing rooms can play:

  • CDs, LPs, cassette tapes, reel-to-reel tapes
  • DVDs, Blu-rays, VHS tapes
  • Your devices via Bluetooth, VGA, HDMI, AUX cable, Apple TV

Equipment is generally first-come, first-served, but rooms may be reserved for certain uses. Contact us (860.768.4840) for more information.


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