“GOOD MORNING!”
says early music bird
with musical sunrises, birdsong and
world premiere recordings of early & new music

Maria Weiss, mezzo-soprano
Wolfgang Mitterer, composition & electronics
Luca Pianca, lute
1607. ensemble for early & new music

– Release on 01.06.2022

 

5 world premiere recordings of early music
by Francesco Gasparini, Jean Philippe Rameau and others

2 world premiere recordings of new music by Wolfgang Mitterer

6 early music works
including Hildegard von Bingen, Johann Philipp Krieger, Antonio Vivaldi

Every night, no matter how dark, is followed by a morning:

This joyful message of nature is the musical and visual theme of the concept album “early music bird”.
early music bird. early new music“.

 

 After the multi-award-winning album favola in musica. early new music (including the Ö1 Pasticcio Prize), Maria Weiss and the 1607. ensemble with Luca Pianca (lute) and Wolfgang Mitterer (electronics, 2 commissioned works) take us into the enchanted world of a sunny morning on her second solo album. With 7 world premiere recordings of early and new music, recorded in a mountain church at 1059m altitude with special acoustics and a 192-page booklet, this album will be released on 01 June – in a deluxe edition as a hardcover in half-linen binding with gold embossing, thread stitching, headband and a woven ribbon bookmark in separate German and English editions. 

Musical 'Fairy Tales

 The booklet, designed like a fairy tale book, contains musicological texts to all musical works, accompanied by a photographic journey through the south of Austria to enchanted places: old trees, castles and sunrises.

early music bird

A little bird as an early music bird leads lovingly illustrated through the graphically elaborately designed album.

OVERVIEW

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

Musically, the album is dedicated to

seeking the old in the new and the new in the old.

The performance of Monteverdi's L’Orfeo in 1607 in the Sala dei Fiumi at the Ducal Palace in Mantua went down in music history. Like a key unlocking a door, this work opened up new musical worlds.

Here, the long-established “prima pratica” and the modern “seconda pratica” 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, poses questions that do not demand answers, but which spark creative processes as we embark on a musical journey just as Orpheus did. The idea is to think of the journey not as a means to an end, but as a reward in itself: those are the key components of 1607. ensemble for early & new music and early music bird. early new music.