A number of Music Samples from the Archive are available on SoundCloud. Links to Soundcloud can be found in the pages of this section: see below or use the drop-down menu under Music Samples. SoundCloud is an online audio distribution platform that enables Internet users to share originally-created recordings. The music uploaded to SoundCloud from the Mintel Archive uses the Wav. file format to give the maximum amount of detail in the sound wave. There is no charge to listen to Archive music samples on SoundCloud; you may stream the music without creating an account or downloading an app. If you wish to find a particular place on a music sample, move your cursor along just below the music waveform and it will give you times in the performance; locations of major movements are posted below each Soundcloud sample.
On the date of the memorial service for Richard Walter Mintel held in the spring of 2015, WFMT’s Kerry Fumkin hosted an hour-long broadcast honoring Dick’s work as a recording engineer and playing some of his favorite Mintel recordings. This entire WFMT tribute to Richard Mintel is available on Soundcloud and linked to this website under the music sample pages.
For an introduction to the great singing contained in the Archive, the following music samples are recommended:
For an introduction to the marvelous instrumental music contained in the Archive, the following music samples are recommended: