Reviews

“favola in musica. early new music” is
the convincing debut album of Maria Weiss.
Great musicians, a good selection of works,
brilliant recordings and a
booklet like no other.
Highly recommendable!

Ingo AndruschkewitschMusik an sich

"favola in musica. early new music" was awarded with the Ö1 Pasticcio Prize

"favola in musica. early new music" was CD of the Day at Radio Klassik Stephansdom

"favola in musica. early new music" is part with Wolfgang Mitterer music of the filmmusik of M. Glawogger & M. Willi's "Untitled"

Photograph “Untitled” © Diagonale | Miriam Raneburger

Favola in musica asks you to make time for dreams.

The late-Gothic church on the Magdalensberg served as the recording location for the musical works, smoothly bringing together opposites such as early and new music. Maria Weiss journeys effortlessly through the centuries with a flawlessly precise and expressive mezzosoprano voice. The music covers a wide range of works, including nine from early Baroque to Renaissance and three unknown pieces (found in the Austrian National Library), concluding with two new experimental creations by Wolfgang Mitterer, a native from Lienz, who has captured the spirit of the early masters. With these two first world recordings, the Ars Electronica winner created sound textures that could not be more opposed. The well-known lutenist Rosario Conte has also left his mark with a stylistically confident performance. The Hungarian cellist Gyöngy Erödi enchants with sublime and meditative sound movements. An elaborate and magnificent 215-paged booklet contains introductory texts, biographies, translations into German and English and visual impressions of mystical locations. Maria Weiss has conquered the European stages. With this magical musicscape she will also inspire and bring pleasure to your daily life!

...theorbist Rosario Conte emerges to give intimate and technically proficient performances of two Kapsberger pieces.

Early Music Review | Brian Robins

Photograph © Moritz Schell

THE LAVISH PRAISE HEAPED UPON MARIA WEISS’ DEBUT ALBUM IS MORE THAN JUSTIFIED.

The recording was made by the excellent sound technician and Carpe Diem Records label producer Jonas Niederstadt in the Saint Mary Magdalene’s Church on the Carinthian Magdalensberg, a sacred place probably Celtic in origin, in the South of Austria. Listening to such distinguished musicians as Maria Weiss, Rosario Conte and Gyöngy Erödi (...) is pure luxury. Their rich expressive quality is convincing but also a lot more. We are talking here about musicians with a high degree of understanding and coordination, who participate in a fruitful dialogue and bring about a flawless acoustic equilibrium.

SONOGRAMA MAGAZINE | SPANISH MUSIC MAGAZINE | CARMEN MIRÓ

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Photograph © Moritz Schell

The amazing clarity of the music is surely also down to Jonas Niederstadt, sound engineer and label boss of Carpe Diem Records, who recorded the pieces in the Saint Magdalene’s Church in Carinthia

MUSIK AN SICH | INGO ANDRUSCHKEWITSCH

by M. Glawogger & M. Willi as part of the film music of Wolfgang Mitterer

Photographs © Diagonale | Miriam Raneburger
Section Reviews

Articles and Press Reviews

We have received enthusiastic reviews from distinguished, international magazines. 

Section Radio

Radio and Broadcast

Our first album “favola in musica” has been presented in various broadcast and radio reports.

Section Magazines

Magazines

Our album has been as well present in Magazines and articles.

DIE BRÜCKE. Cultural Magazine | MARGIT HUBMANN

The Hungarian cellist Gyöngy Erödi enchants with sublime and meditative sound movements.

Photographs © Moritz Schell
musik an sich | INGO ANDRUSCHKEWITSCH

But, above all, the mezzosoprano voice of Maria Weiss floats brightly and nimbly. It almost seems as if the pieces were composed for her.

With her bibliophile debut CD, the Klagenfurt-born mezzo-soprano Maria Weiss spans a large repertory from Renaissance to present times (included are two commissioned works by Wolfgang Mitterer) with an immaculate and clear timbered voice and
proves a gripping narrator of familiar pieces, as well as first recordings.

KLEINE ZEITUNG | ERNST NAREDI RAINER

Selected Media of our 1st CD “favola in musica. early new music”

Rubato
Interview with Marion Eigl at Radio Klassik Stephansdom

ORF Kärnten | Margit Piskaty
Interview with Margit Piskaty about “favola in musica” and the Crowdfunding

Ö1 Pasticcio
Moderation: Helmut Jasbar

Ö1 Nachtquartier
Zeit, Samt und Silber. Gast: Maria Weiss. Moderation: Helmut Jasbar

Radio Kärnten
“favola in musica” as guest with moderator Ute Üichler

Radio Kärnten
Broadcast about  “favola in musica” by Michaela Monschein

KLEINE ZEITUNG
Review by ERNST NAREDI RAINER

KLEINE ZEITUNG
Article by Cornelia schulze

 Cultural Magazin “Die Brücke”
Article by Helmut Christian Mayer 

Cultural Magazin “Die Brücke”
Review by Margit Hubmann

musik an sich
Review by Ingo Andruschkewitsch

early music review
Review by Brian Robins

 Sonograma | Spanish Music-Magazine
Review by Carmen Miró

Interview Kulturkonzepte
Interview & article by Daniela Unterholzner

hello stage | Bernhard Kerres
Interview & article & about crowdfunding

Moments Kärnten
Article

How The Project Was Received

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!

Helmut JasbarÖ1 Pasticcio Prize