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 RealAudio. 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!