Basic Search

Fill in one or more of your search criteria below. If you enter multiple criteria, only entries that match them all will be returned.

Enter a Performer’s name as first name surname (e.g., nellie melba) or surname only (melba).

It is not necessary to use upper case or diacritical marks in any search.

Search Criteria

any part of a performer's name
Variant spelling of performer name or
SRC to come up with a cogent explanation of what this is all about. Over to you, Stephen!
any part of a title or a composer's name
Variant spelling of title or composer name or

Stephen will no doubt want to refine this explanation as well.

An obvious example of a variant spelling in the title (composer) field is Tchaikovsky. That is now the accepted transliteration of his name from cyrillic, and Kelly spelled it that way about 50 times, but he spelled it ‘Chaikovsky’ about 1500 times.

It was also common to spell any Russian surname that ended ‘ov’ as ‘off’ such as Rachmaninoff for Rachmaninov.
alpha or alpha-numeric prefix alpha suffix matrix number without any prefix, suffix or take #
any part of an Issue number
in Kelly's numeric format: (dd-mm-yy) like 5-1-99
City, Country or Venue name
Kelly file name

Help about Search

Search Advice
Because Dr. Kelly put composer names in recording titles, there is no separate Composer field to search on; to find works by a composer, put the name in the Title search box. A search by Title or Issue Number will also look in the Other field for matches, unless you un-check this:
Extend Search

Searches that return a large number of results will be slower, so search results are normally truncated at 1,000. This limit may be changed to any value between 100 and 5,000.
Max Results:

Search results can be exported to a text file that can then be imported to Excel, Google Sheets, and most other spreadsheet programs. Click the Export Results link on the Search Results page to download results (as a tab-delimited text file), and then use your spreadsheet program's "Import from Text file" function.