|The Art Section
at the first floor of the Teleki Library, the Art Section
of Mures County Library has a glorious, entirely cultural
In its three rooms, readers
can find, besides the specialty books from esthetics, plastic
arts, music and theatrology, albums, dictionaries, lexicons,
existing the possibility of borrowing them at home. Dictionaries
and lexicons are into Romania, Hungarian, English and French.
One of the aspects that individualize
the Art Section is represented by its rich collection of recordings,
on a large scale of audio supports, which can be listened
by the intermediary of modern equipment. The extended collection
of books and tapes, cassettes, CD-s can meet the demands of
the public, from art and music lovers willing to enlarge their
cultural horizon to specialists who can initiate here researches
on profound studies. In the book offer of the Art Section
there are several important titles, among which: `History
of Romanian Music (The Old, Very Old and Medieval Age)` and
`Studies of ethnomusicology and bizantinology`, printed by
the Musical printing House of the Composers' Union, `Pages
from the History of Romanian Music` and `Letters and Documents`
by George Breazul.
There are also two volumes `Codex
Caioni`, a collection in notes for orgue from the XVIIth Century,
which belongs to the `Musicalia Danubiana` collection. Treaties
of `Music Theory`, `Harmony`, `Contrapuntal`, `Musical Folklore`,
`History of universal music`, monographers of composers, singers,
critic studies, chronics, folklore, albums of universal and
local painting - are only few titles frequently demanded by
the readers. Within the tapes collection, the Art Section
posses, among others, rare recordings, belonging to restricted
editions from the Gold Phonotegue of the Institute of Ethological
and Dialectological research, or the Society of Romanian Composers.
Also within the series of audio materials of great value,
the Art Section owns famous recordings, having as protagonists
key singers or conductors - complete works of opera, symphonies,
concerts, theatre plays, etc.
Among document-tapes, considered
real `musical jewels`, folklore lovers can be enchanted by
recordings grouped under the title `Traditional Romanian Bands`
from the area of Bucovina, Transylvanian Plain or from Ilfov-Vlasca-Teleorman.
These recordings contain folk dances from the interbelic period
to 1956. The last disk includes also epic songs, wedding songs,
and dance melodies, love songs.
Lovers of classical music can
choose the collections Mozart - Complete Symphonies with the
Orchestra of Italian Philharmonic, Concerts for piano performed
by Camerata Academica from Salzburg, or Beethoven - concerts
with the Philharmonic Orchestra from Berlin. Those who love
opera can listen famous voices in the operas of Verdi, Puccini,
Bizet, etc. The Madrigal Choir is present in the CD-s collection
with renaissances plays, Christmas carols and plays of ancient
Romanian composers. On magnetic tapes, the Art Section owns
special recordings with valuable performers, as Dinu Lipatti,
Preludes and Choirs by Bach, David Oistrah, violin - Mozart,
Emil Gilels, piano - Beethoven, or Yehudi Menuhin, violin
- Enescu. On the other hand, the demands of our public can
be fulfilled with unusual recordings; such are singing birds
or sounds of aquatic animal.
In the same time with the evolution
of the modern technology, the Art Section has enriched its
musical base with a collection of CD-s classified on musical
forms and genre. These high-class recordings come both from
local recording houses and abroad.
Preoccupation for forming and
maintaining the musical appetite of the young Mures public
represents another characteristic of the Art Section, taking
the shape of events of auditions on diverse themes, painting
This is only a few information
for Mures public, which is inclined to enter in the fascinated
world of music and art.