Technical data regarding audio clips.
The audio clips used on this page were taken from the Galli-Curci
collection on Nimbus CDís (NI 7806 and NI 7852), a two-volume
compilation copyright © 1990 by Nimbus Records, Ltd. They
were sampled at a rate of 22.05 kHz, 16 bit sampling size,
using Creative WaveStudio 3.16.1. They were then encoded into
RealAudio format at a 16 kbps bitrate with a frequency
response of 5.5 kHz using the RealAudio 3.0 encoder at 28.8
mono, full response. This version of RealAudio gives a sound
quality near that obtained through the more common WAV files
while reducing the need for excessive storage space and
download time. The clips can be played only with RealAudio
3.0 or higher. If you do not have this version, you can
download it free from
Best results are obtained using a 28.8 or faster modem.
If you are using the 3.0 version and are experiencing
difficulty hearing these audio clips, please
write to me and let me know. Thanks!