AUTHENTIC SOUND
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AUTHENTIC SOUND


Authentic Sound was initially founded in 2014 by Wim Winters as a YouTube channel to showcase the authentic, but relatively seldom heard “voice” of the 18th century unfretted clavichord. The channel developed rapidly into a platform of thought-provoking performances of music from Bach to Beethoven. Particular focus today is placed on the reconstruction of original tempi, perhaps the most important, but still missing link in understanding the original thoughts of the composer. In 2018, Authentic Sound officially evolved to a recording label whose prime goal is to deliver high quality audio recordings that not only illustrate the outcome of Winter's research, but also try to reveal long-hidden but often surprisingly powerful musical emotions in seemingly familiar musical works. While currently focusing on the work of Wim Winters, the label will soon expand to a broader group of dedicated musicians who share similar passion. The musicians of Authentic Sound will work closely with Lorenz Gadient, author of the groundbreaking book Takt und Pendelsschag to come to a completely new and comprehensive understanding of tempi from Bach until deep in the 19th century. This will lead to, along with other projects, a new book that presents research findings in a practical manner for performers.