Pachelbel Hexachordum Apollinis
First Complete Clavichord Recording
– LP – CD – Flac – MP3 – MP4 video –
Wim Winters: Listening to vinyl, to me, is in the first place embracing the Art of Slowing Down. The preparation, the care, the focus, the hypnosis of the turning disc. You take your time, as a prisoner of the disc’s timing.
On an almost shared first place, it’s about the audio quality. Connected to that indescribable feeling in your stomach, relaxation, something that’s not there when listening to digital.
Wim Winters (1972) studied for eight years at the Sweelinck Conservatory of Amsterdam, with Jacques van Oortmerssen (organ) and Willem Brons (piano). After having devoted much of his time to the organ and the 19th century piano, since 2008 he has regularly performed works by the Bach family, Mozart, Haydn, and Beethoven on clavichord. In 2019, he will begin recording all of Beethoven’s piano works on a newly built copy of a six-octave Fritz fortepiano also from the Potvlieghe workshop.
Shelby Lewis has professional training in music, architecture, and photography… and joined Wim for the complete visual design of this record, inclusive the new house style for Authentic Sound. This Pachelbel disc is the first production for Authentic Sound to be released with this new designed, fresh looking style. Shelby, Wim, and Anja had dozens of calls over the course of several months, to get every detail exactly right.
Headquartered in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Shelby leads a life as a baroque (and modern) trumpeter and also heads up Early Music Maker (EMM). He provides support, through EMM, to performers, makers, and scholars in the early music world while also using it as a public mouthpiece for his performing career as a baroque trumpeter. Shelby offers performing, design, photographic, and consulting services with the aim of helping musicians and ensembles take projects to their fullest potential. Having been a professional musician for nearly 30 years… and a designer/photographer for 15… Shelby’s performance experience in combination with a keen design sensibility gives him a unique insight into problems facing 21st-century entrepreneurs in the early music world.