Beethoven's 8th Symphony in the Royal Concertgebouw, Amsterdam

In this page you will find auralisations of the Symphony No. 8 in F Major, Op. 93 by Ludwig van Beethoven, movements 1, 2 and 4, played virtually in the Main Hall of the Royal Concertgebouw, located in Amsterdam [Christoph Böhm and David Ackermann and Stefan Weinzierl (2018): ”Eine mehrkanalige und nachhallfreie Aufnahme von Beethovens 8. Sinfonie”. In: Fortschritte der Akustik – 44. Jahrestagung für Akustik (DAGA)]. The anechoic files were produced by the Technical University of Berlin, performed by the “Orchester Wiener Akademie”, conducted by Martin Haselböck, and recorded in their anechoic chamber. The files were originally sampled at 48 kHz, and re-sampled to 44.1 kHz for the auralisations.

The figure below shows the model, with the red dots being sources (the orchestra) and the blue dots being receivers (the conductor position, and 3 audience positions).

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Anechoic recordings
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Demo sounds, conductor position
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Demo sounds, conductor position
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Demo sounds, audience position 1
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Demo sounds, audience position 1
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Demo sounds, audience position 2
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Demo sounds, audience position 2
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Demo sounds, audience position 3
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Demo sounds, audience position 3
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Below you may download an ODEON zip archive for the above example, which is a packaged ODEON model (for ODEON 15.15 Auditorium or Combined) containing all the necessary files to run it: material list, geometry, source and receiver placements, etc. ODEON zip archives may also contain the calculated jobs, however, the file below does not include the calculated jobs. You may find ODEON zip archives for other examples here.

To unzip an ODEON zip file:

  1. Launch ODEON
  2. Go to File > Zip > Unzip archive
  3. Select your downloaded ODEON zip file
  4. Select a folder to extract the files 
 

ODEON will then automatically load the room.

ODEON zip file download

Room: Concertgebouw. Anechoic recording: Beethoven’s  Symphony No. 8 in F Major, Op. 93, Movements 1, 2 & 4, produced by the Technical University of Berlin.