Friedrich Cerha

Our work database enables you to sort the work list according to different criteria and  keywords. Sort function, text search and the filtering  of work categories can be combined freely. Click on a work title in the list to call up detailed information about the composition.
Sort function
The work list may be sorted by work category, work title, year of composition and duration, either ascending or descending,  , by clicking on the respective title. An arrow indicates by which column the list is currently sorted and if the sorting is ascending or descending.

Choice of category
By selecting „category", the search may be restricted to certain work categories (eg. "chamber music" or "vocal music"). You may also choose several categories by holding down the "control" key. By clicking the "find" button, the list of all works of the chosen category will appear. This can be re-arranged using the sort function.

Text search
The text search may be applied either to certain categories, as described above, or to the whole catalogue of works. This search not only comprises the text in the work list, but also the more detailed information about each work. For example, you may search by instrument, title of movement or year of composition. To do this, enter the search keyword (which may also be a number) in the text field and click on the "find".button.

Two options for text search are available:
1. If a single term is entered into the search field, it will also be found within other words (eg.  a search for "bassoon" will also find "contrabassoon", or a search for "54" will also find "1954"). By using this kind of text search, you can search for single terms, but several independent words cannot be combined. The search results also comprise certain common synonyms (eg. you will automatically find "gran cassa" when searching for "bass drum").

2. A second search option will automatically function if several search keywords and/or so-called operators are applied. However, the desired item will not be found within other words and synonyms will not be available. However, with this option, you can combine and exclude specific terms or search for certain word combinations.

The most important operator functions:
A + (plus-sign) preceding a search keyword ensures that the search term will be included in the found word data set. When two search terms are entered and one is given a plus-sign, this term will be obligatory, whereas the other one will be optional.

A - (minus-sign) preceding a search keyword means the search term must not be included in the found work data set. This function may not be applied to a single term, but must also include a term which is supposed to be in the data set.

An * (asterisk) following a search keyword ensures that terms will also be found starting with this search keyword (not applicable preceding a search keyword).

"" (quotation marks) preceding and following several search terms ensure that the terms may only be found when occuring in the denoted order.