Audio Samples

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 concertsCNSTR
Peter Katin: On performing Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto no 3CD2/2008

Music Samples

Sorted by composer:

Johann Sebastian Bach: Orchestral Suite no 1, BWV 1066CD8/2009
  V Menuet I alternativement – Menuet II
Johannes Brahms: Symphony no 1 in C minor, op 68CD5/2009
  I Un poco sostenuto – Allegro
Benjamin Britten: Violin Concerto, op 15CD12/2011
and News
  I Moderato con moto – Agitato – Tempo primo
Anton Bruckner: Symphony no 7 in E majorCD6/2009
 IV Finale: Bewegt, doch nicht schnell
Fryderyk Chopin: Nocturne in F sharp major, op 15 no 2CD11/2010
Frederick Delius: Irmelin PreludeCNSTR
Antonín Dvořák: Piano Trio no 4 in E minor, op 90 (Dumky)CD4/2009
  I Lento mæstoso
Antonín Dvořák: Symphony no 8 in G major, op 88CD10/2010
 II Adagio
Antonín Dvořák: Symphony no 9 in E minor (From the New World)CD1/2008
III Scherzo: Molto vivace
Gustav Mahler: Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen (Songs of a Wayfarer)CD13/2011
 IV Die zwei blauen Augen von meinem Schatz
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Violin Sonata in A major, K526CD3/2009
III Presto
Jan Novák: Philharmonic Dances (Choreæ Philharmonicæ)About
 II Moderato
Sergei Prokofiev: Piano Concerto no 3 in C major, op 26CD2/2008
  I Andante – Allegro
Dmitri Shostakovich: Symphony no 10 in E minor, op 93CD14/2011
 II Allegro
Josef Suk: A Fairy Tale (Suite from Radúz & Mahulena), op 16CD9/2009
Josef Suk: Symphony in C minor, op 27 (Asrael)CD7/2009
  V Adagio – Mæstoso
Karol Szymanowski: Symphony no 4 (Symphony Concertante), op 60CD15/2016
 II Andante molto sostenuto
Giuseppe Verdi: La Forza del Destino: Act ICNSTR
Royal Festival Hall OrganCNSTR
(Recorded during a rehearsal with no audience present)

Sampler CD

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.