ensemble for early and 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. 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  milleseicentosette. ensemble for early and new music”.


by Maria Weiss, for the project “Favola in Musica. Early New Music” the ensemble plays music on original instruments. 


by longstanding fellow musicians Marco Frezzato (cello), Rosario Conte (theorbo) and Maria Weiss (mezzo-soprano). In November 2013 we had the pleasure to play with Gyöngy Erödi  (cello) for our first concert and CD registrations.


to fulfil the highest artistic demands exploring the existential layers of works in search for a distinctive musical language. 

Ensemble Members

Maria Weiss, Mezzo-soprano
Marco Frezzato, Cello
Gyöngy Erödi, Cello
Rosario Conte, Theorbo

Photo in Header (Church of Magdalensberg) © Maria Weiss

Photos Ensemble:
Photos Maria Weiss, Gyöngy Erödi, Rosario Conte © Moritz Schell
Photo Marco Frezzato © Giulia Papetti