How Our First Album Was Received
“The interpretations set out to make up for the differences in eras, to make all the arias sound radiant and vigorous, regardless of their period of origin.
Quality of recording, as well as subtlety of interpretation make Maria Weiss’ album one of the most beautiful new releases of early music this year. Our congratulations!”Radio Ö1Helmut Jasbar when awarding the album with Ö1 Pasticcio Prize
Who we are
The responsibility of the artist is not to give answers. It is to ask questions.
“1607 Records” was founded in 2013.
is a label for early & new music creating exclusively, limited, well researched and special productions of the "1607. ensemble for early & new music".
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 that unlocks, this work has opened doors to new musical worlds. Here, the traditional “primar practica” and the modern “seconda practica” are brought to perfection.See Our Story
Our cross-divisional CD productions are intended as a journey that leads to special places and is about
DISCOVERING WHAT IS NEW IN THE OLD AND WHAT IS OLD IN THE NEW
creating artistical products of lasting quality in interpretation, design and also the material realization.
Our aim is to ask creative questions:
How big is the division between the diametrically opposed positions?
Are they closer together than we may think?
What happens when they come into contact and intersect like two circles?
Early ‚New’ Music: Never heard of today’s ear’s.
New ‚Early’ Music: Contemporary works, inspired by the early Masters.
Our Aim: Non quantity but quality
in long lasting, cross over productions telling stories through the way we have research and read the music - respecting and honoring our composers, creating cross over CD productions accompanied by books, visual story telling hoping to inspire our listeners and readers.