favola in musica. alte neue musik

Label: 1607 Records
Date of Release: 20th of march 2015 | Beginning of Spring (until 01.2021)
Distribution: exando-music | N & W Musikproduktion GbR
Production: Sony DADC Österreich
Producer: Musik- und Kulturverein “Favola in Musica” | ZVR Zahl 387201057
Honorific members: Teresa Berganza, Glenys Linos, Gerhard Persché



The responsibility of the artist<br />is not to give answers.<br />It is to ask questions.

Robert Wilson

Info Video about „favola“

For financing the „Deluxe Edition CD Hardcover Digibook“ we needed quiet a lot of money. We made a Crowdfunding Campaign at the platform Startnext and luckily even exceeded our goal of 8.500€ and made 9.200€. Here is an excerpt of the pitch video we made for our campaign. Again, infinite thanks to all who participated for all their support!

1607. ensemble for early & new music performs with Austrian mezzo-soprano Maria Weiss on her solo debut album „favola in musica. early new music“ 3 world premiere recordings of early music and 2 world premiere recordings of new music.

Inspired by Monteverdi’s „L’Orfeo. Favola in Musica“ Maria Weiss has created a CD and „fairy tale book“:


favola in musica (engl. “fairy tale in music”) is a journey that leads to special places and is about

favola in musica wants 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?

Maria Weiss has digged up an aria of Antonio Caldara from the archives of the National Austrian Library of the forgotten opera Atenaide.
The awarded and innovative composer and performer Wolfgang Mitterer was commissioned by favola in musica to compose two works of contemporary music. 

Early ‚New’ Music: Never heard of today’s ear’s.
New ‚Early’ Music: Contemporary works, inspired by the early Masters.


9 works of early music (renaissance and baroque: Machaut, Monteverdi, Händel, Bach, Purcell, Kapsberger, Vivaldi)

3 world premiere recordings of early music (Caldara, Durón)

2 world premiere recordings of contemporary music inspired by early masters (Wolfgang Mitterer | especially commissioned for „favola in musica)

1 music-video
Händel | silent tapes | on the CD Extra

1 Digibook

  • 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

1607. ensemble for early & new music:
• Maria Weiss, mezzosoprano & artistic director
• Wolfgang Mitterer, composition
• Rosario Conte, theorbo
• Gyöngy Erödi, cello



G. F. Händel „Qui d’amor nel suo linguaggio“

Music video (director, script & cut) by the Londoner artist duo „silent tapes“

Cd Hardcover Digibook Deluxe-EditionDownload (Flac 96 kHz, 24 bit | m4a, 256 kbit):
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