Biographies of Classical Composers
ML410 and then alphabetically by name. These also include books about the composers' music.
Beethoven's Chamber Music in Context - by Angus Watson ML410 B4 W265 2010
Cambridge Companion to Beethoven's Concerto Op. 61 - by Robin Stowell ML410 B4 S76 1998
The Life of Beethoven - by David Wyn Jones ML410 B4 W97 1998
Biographies of Individual Artists
Violists are, for the most part, in the ML418s but some are also in the ML420s. NOTE: This includes artists of all genres, so you'll see opera singers next to rap artists.
The Bel Canto Violin: The Life and Times of Alfredo Campoli 1906-1991 - by David Tunley ML420 C23x T8 1999
Unfinished Journey - by Yehudi Menuin ML418 M27 A3 1999
Paganini: a biography - by Alan Kendall ML418 P2 K4 1982
|M217-M223||Violin with Piano Accompaniment|
|M286-M287||Duets-- Two String Instruments|
|M290-M291||Duets-- Wind and String Instruments|
|M1012||Concertos with Orchestra|
|M1013||Concertos with Orchestra (Arranged)|
|M1112||Concertos with String Orchestra|
|M1113||Concertos with String Orchestra (Arranged)|
|ML800-802||History and Criticism, Construction|
|MT260-MT272||Studies and Methods|
So how do you find the books on the shelves?
The ends of the ranges of shelve have two different useful tools. One is an series of posters that break down the call numbers, sort of like what you see above on the right hand side, but a different level of detail. The other are "End Cap" metal holders towards the top that tell you what call numbers you'll find on that side of the aisle.
The Poster looks like this
The "End Cap" call number guides look like this.
The number on the top is always at the "upper right" of the range and the bottom number is at the "bottom left" if you stand in the aisle facing the shelves.