Numerous sound samples can be found on this site. Each CD information page has one sample taken from the disc in question, and the samples can be controlled by using the Sound Sample tab at the top of each such page.
Sound samples will begin to play as soon as they have finished downloading. Please be patient, as some of the samples are quite large files. Do please note that, because of the high level of compression used to keep file sizes manageable, the samples you will hear on this site are not representative of the quality of the CDs themselves. Nevertheless, it is hoped that they will give you at least an idea of the kind of clarity and cleanness of sound that Orchestral Concert CDs provide.
This page indexes all the various audio samples to be found on this site.
This site hosts a couple of audio interviews: one with recording engineer Geoffrey Terry, about his approach to recording concerts, and another with pianist Peter Katin, concerning his performance of Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto no 3.
|Geoffrey Terry: On using two microphones to record concerts||CNSTR|
|Peter Katin: On performing Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto no 3||CD2/2008|
Sorted by composer:
|Johann Sebastian Bach: Orchestral Suite no 1, BWV 1066||CD8/2009|
|Johannes Brahms: Symphony no 1 in C minor, op 68||CD5/2009|
|Benjamin Britten: Violin Concerto, op 15||CD12/2011|
|Anton Bruckner: Symphony no 7 in E major||CD6/2009|
|Fryderyk Chopin: Nocturne in F sharp major, op 15 no 2||CD11/2010|
|Frederick Delius: Irmelin Prelude||CNSTR|
|Antonín Dvořák: Piano Trio no 4 in E minor, op 90 (Dumky)||CD4/2009|
|Antonín Dvořák: Symphony no 8 in G major, op 88||CD10/2010|
|Antonín Dvořák: Symphony no 9 in E minor (From the New World)||CD1/2008|
|Gustav Mahler: Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen (Songs of a Wayfarer)||CD13/2011|
|Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Violin Sonata in A major, K526||CD3/2009|
|Jan Novák: Philharmonic Dances (Choreæ Philharmonicæ)||About|
|Sergei Prokofiev: Piano Concerto no 3 in C major, op 26||CD2/2008|
|Dmitri Shostakovich: Symphony no 10 in E minor, op 93||CD14/2011|
|Josef Suk: A Fairy Tale (Suite from Radúz & Mahulena), op 16||CD9/2009|
|Josef Suk: Symphony in C minor, op 27 (Asrael)||CD7/2009|
|Karol Szymanowski: Symphony no 4 (Symphony Concertante), op 60||CD15/2016|
|Giuseppe Verdi: La Forza del Destino: Act I||CNSTR|
|Royal Festival Hall Organ||CNSTR|
|(Recorded during a rehearsal with no audience present)|
Be sure also to explore the Orchestral Concert CDs Sampler CD, CD0/2011, which contains fourteen high quality sample tracks! The samples on the downloadable Sampler CD have been created at a higher quality than the other sound samples on this site.