Binaural audio on the BBC has a history which goes back to 1978 and the ground-breaking, wordless radio play The Revenge, by Andrew Sachs.
The experiments continue to this day and you see frequent updates on the BBC Research Blog. One aspect they are exploring is synthesised binaural sound, based on existing recordings.
You can listen to how well this works with this new BBC recording from Manchester’s Bridgewater Hall of the BBC Philharmonic playing Hector Berlioz’s Symphonie Fantastique.
Grab your headphones and enjoy!
Please note that this iPlayer recording may not be available to overseas listeners and is only online until 25 June 2017.