CD Hardcover Digibook

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After almost five years of preparation the time has come: the CD (15 songs, 1 music video), 1 book in booklet format with exciting texts about the musical works and 1 image gallery that invites you to go on a journey through space and time are ready: a CD hardcover digibook: no throwaway product, but fair, sustainable and eco-friendly, printed in Austria.
Hope you enjoy it! We are very much looking forward to hearing from you!
Maria & Favola Team


VIDEO about favola in musica


Weiterführende Informationen

Interview in German about the Crowdfundig Campaign:


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)

(Händel | silent tapes | CD Extra)

milleseicentosette. ensemble for early & new music:

  • Maria Weiss, mezzosoprano & artistic director
  • Wolfgang Mitterer, composition
  • Rosario Conte, theorbo
  • Gyöngy Erödi, cello

1 Digibook | Limited Deluxe Edition

  • 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

Austrian mezzo-soprano Maria Weiss sings on her solo debut album „favola in musica. early new music“ not only 3 world premiere recordings of early music but has created straight away an entire music project and “fairy tale book”:

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


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 unlocking a door, this work has opened up 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 favola in musica. early new music.

At the same time “favola in musica” invites on a journey to special places:
places which move us, raise us, which enchant or bring us in another world, away from the everyday life.
Thus the music was recorded in a mountain church on 1059m, built on a former Celtic cult site and Roman temple arrangement. The photographic journey in the digibook, inspired by V. Woolf’s “Orlando” leads to castles hidden in the wood, ruins or a dilapidated Gothic chapel.

A special feature is the concluding title of “favola in musica”: Monteverdi’s “L’Orfeo” (1607) was the beginning of a musical revolution: WORDS GOVERNING THE MUSIC.
This is why the closing title on the CD takes its inspiration from Hip Hop: spoken texts from Monteverdi’s “L’Orfeo” of surprising depth and relevance. But maybe some old things somehow always maintain their newness.

Further information:

Additional information

Weight 300 g
Dimensions 125 × 142 × 20 mm

2 reviews for CD Hardcover Digibook

  1. Gottfried Kriegl

    Ich bin zwar kein “Musikkenner”, möchte hier aber trotzdem ein paar Zeilen schreiben. Es ist bei diesem Projekt jüngeren Musikern etwas Besonderes gelungen das sicher noch länger Bestand haben wird. Bei jedem Detail merkt man den großen Einsatz, angefangen mit dem liebevoll gestalteten Büchlein bis zur Sängerin und ihr Begleitung. Die Leidenschaft mit der diese Menschen Musik machen ist hörbar. Wenn Maria Weiss die Klagen von Purcells Dido singt, dann ist sie in diesen Minuten auch die Dido. Selten hat mich eine Stimme so berührt und überzeugt. Vollendeter kann für mich Musik nicht klingen.
    Wie arm wäre unsere kapitalistische Welt wenn es nicht Menschen wie Maria Weiss geben würde?

  2. Prof. Paul Brians

    Weiss has a lovely, powerful voice which she uses in a historically authentic manner to perform this wonderful recital of music mostly early music.
    The digibook is a lavish production of 216 pages including detailed, useful, well-researched notes and many romantic-looking photographs of Weiss in period costumes against natural backgrounds.
    The CD itself should be welcome in the collection of any fan of early vocal music, and the digibook version would make a suitably lavish gift for such a fan.
    A delightful production, in all respects.

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