All You Need to Know about Wim Winters and the Whole Beat Revolution in Classical Music | The Cave of Apelles

Wim Winters is the clavichord player behind the YouTube-channel Authentic Sound and a proponent of a revolutionizing way of reading the metronome that would radically change the performance practice of music by Bach, Beethoven, Chopin, Mozart and other composers from the Classical period.

▶️ Watch the full interview with Wim Winters at Cave of Apelles:

00:10 Difference between Single beat and Whole beat
01:52 Beethoven’s broken metronome
02:34 Wim Winters’ critics
03:34 Thomas Kuhn and “Paradigm shift”
04:18 Lorenz Gadient and the Aha-moment
05:38 How Single beat destroys performers
07:42 What can Whole beat mean?

Video by Bork Nerdrum with the main source material from Cave of Apelles and Authentic Sound.


MUSIC in this video:

W.A.Mozart :: Rondo Alla Turca KV 331 :: Wim Winters, Clavichord

Beethoven Symphony No. 9 conducted by Maximianno Cobra

Beethoven Symphony No. 9 conducted by John Eliot Gardiner

Beethoven Piano Sonata No.1 performed by Jill Crossland

Beethoven Piano Sonata No.1 performed by Wim Winters

Fantasie – Impromptu by Chopin performed by Bartosz Bieganowski:

Symphony No.5 by Beethoven performed on piano by Wim Winters and Alberto Sanna

Adagio from Moonlight Sonata by Beethoven performed by Wim Winters:


MOVIES featured in this video:
Shine (1996) directed by Scott Hicks:


Wim Winters’ critics featured in this video:
Daniel Waitzman:
Vlad Vexler:
Gerard van Reenen:
Simon Danell:
Patrick Hemmerlé:
Dr. Cory Hall:
Bradley Scarff:
David Arditti:
Bernhard Ruchti:


Fergus Ryan
Matthias Proy
Børge Moe
Eivind Josten


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  • Apelles was asked why he touched and retouched his pictures with so much care, to which he replied:
    "I paint for eternity"