Entries by Authentic Sound

A Tale of Two Pictures

Being tremendously active in the comment section of my YouTube channel, adding lots and lots of information, Steven Foss said yes to my question why not bundle his energy for some blog posts on the website. And so you’ll find more or less weekly interesting stories, as this one talking on Jan Sanders van Hemessen (1500-1563) who painted “Young Woman at Clavichord” circa 1530 in Antwerp. Enjoy!

Otto Klemperer: Closer to Bach Than We Think?

Otto Klemperer, one of the greatest conductors of all time, but a name we never connect to an ‘authentic’ performance, certainly not of Bach, where a name as Ton Koopman does ring a bell. But is Klemperer really off track in all aspects? Let’s skip a b/w discussion here and see what happens if we compare the last choir of Bach’s Matthaus Passion with a version of Ton Koopman.

Pachelbel Cut Into Grooves!

My recording of Pachelbel’s Hexachordum Apollinis will be available from May 2d in presale. And since Mr Pachelbel will be available both digitally and in analog format, the beautiful variations needed to be cut (that’s how it’s called) into a lacquer or cupper plate (DMM).
Join us on our trip to Haarlem, to Record Industry, Europe’s largest pressing plant, to see with your own eyes the moment that, in a way, is the official birth of Authentic Sound as a recording label.