Austrian mezzo Maria Weiss sings the arioso of Ariodante "Qui d'amor, nel suo linguaggio" in act I of the eponymous opera from Handel accompanied by milleseicentosette. ensemble for early & new music.
CD & Video available on favolainmusica.com
Music-video for "favola in musica. early new music"
Maria Weiss, mezzosoprano & actress
silent tapes, director, script & cut
Information about „favola in musica“
favola in musica. early new music
- EARLY MUSIC: 9 works of early music (renaissance and baroque: Machaut, Monteverdi, Händel, Bach, Purcell, Kapsberger, Vivaldi)
- EARLY 'NEW' MUSIC: 3 world premiere recordings of early music (Caldara, Durón)
- NEW 'EARLY’ MUSIC: 2 world premiere recordings of contemporary music inspired by early masters (Mitterer)
- 1 MUSIC VIDEO (Händel | silent tapes | CD Extra)
milleseicentosette. ensemble for early & new music:
• Maria Weiss, mezzosoprano & artistic director
• Wolfgang Mitterer, composition
• Rosario Conte, theorbo
• Gyöngy Erödi, cello
1 Digibook | Limited Deluxe Edition
• 216 pages
• In German and English
• Exciting texts about the musical works
• Sophisticated graphics
• Preface and project description
• A photographic journey through time and space accompanying the musical works
• Biographies of all participating artists
• All song lyrics in their original versions, as well as their German and English translations
• About 100 photographs
• Limited Deluxe Edition: matt laminated, material: 2mm board, cover: 135gsm artpaper, loose sleeves
• High quality and environmentally friendly production
Austrian mezzo-soprano Maria Weiss sings on her solo debut album „favola in musica. early new music“ not only 3 world premiere recordings of early music but has created straight away an entire music project and "fairy tale book":
favola in musica (engl. “fairy tale in music”) is a journey that leads to special places and is about
DISCOVERING WHAT IS NEW IN THE OLD AND WHAT IS OLD IN THE NEW.
Pivotal events in history have repercussions, which are like large circles drawn with a compass on paper.
Such a pivotal event took place on 24 February 1607. The performance of “L’Orfeo” in the Sala dei Fiumi at the Palazzo Ducale in Mantua went down in music history. Like a key unlocking a door, this work has opened up new musical worlds.
Here, the traditional “primar practica” and the modern “seconda practica” are brought to perfection.
Tradition and “revolution” unite in one of history’s pivotal moments.
The “dance” around the old and new, tradition and innovation, questions without the need to provide answers but to spark creative processes, embarking on a journey of song and music like Orfeo, regarding the journey as a reward in itself, not as a means to an end: those are the key components of favola in musica. early new music.
At the same time “favola in musica” invites on a journey to special places:
places which move us, raise us, which enchant or bring us in another world, away from the everyday life.
Thus the music was recorded in a mountain church on 1059m, built on a former Celtic cult site and Roman temple arrangement. The photographic journey in the digibook, inspired by V. Woolf's "Orlando" leads to castles hidden in the wood, ruins or a dilapidated Gothic chapel.
A special feature is the concluding title of “favola in musica”:
Monteverdi’s “L’Orfeo” (1607) was the beginning of a musical revolution:
WORDS GOVERNING THE MUSIC.
This is why the closing title on the CD takes its inspiration from Hip Hop:
spoken texts from Monteverdi’s “L’Orfeo” of surprising depth and relevance.
But maybe some old things somehow always maintain their newness.
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