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The Enescu Collection

Central College is proud to host the George Enescu Collection of Romanian Music.  Works are searchable from the library catalog by composer or performer name, title, musical form (concertos, songs, symphonies) and format (scores, books, audios, videos). A title search using the collection's name, George Enescu Collection of Romanian Music at Central College, yields a complete list of titles owned.

Naxos Music Library

  • Naxos Music Library
    Streaming audio of more than one million tracks from a broad range of genres. *Five simultaneous users allowed*.

Music Recordings in Our Library

To search for recordings in our library collection, use the Advanced Search link below.

  • Geisler Library Catalog
    Select "Music Recording" from the Material Type menu, then just enter in the name of the composer, performer, or piece you are looking for.

    You might also want to expand your search to inCLude the Pella Public Library, not just Central College Libraries.

Sound Recordings on the Web

To see what might be available online, try a search engine search for a composer's name of the title of a piece, plus the term "MP3" or "audio" or something like that. Sites like Classical Music Archives have a few free items, although most cost money. You just might get lucky and find a free recording.

  • Classic Cat: The Free Classical Catalogue
    A fun site offering free MP3 recordings by several hundred composers, many performed by high school or college orchestras and choirs.
  • AM Classical
    A small collection of audio files, including a little Bach Beethoven, Chopin, Handel, Haydn, Joplin, Mozart, and Pachelbel.

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