First review for my solo-debut album “favola in musica. early new music” in “musik an sich”!
It has been a while since I found myself holding a CD with such a wonderfully crafted hardcover booklet, which runs to a full 216 pages (!) and is bursting with informative texts and fascinating images that bring a unique visual element to the music.
The singer Maria Weiss and her ensemble milleseicentosette (Rosario Conte, theorbo and Gyöngy Erödi, cello) are behind “favola in musica. early new music”. A successful Startnext campaign has secured the necessary finances and enabled this publication. Fortunately, not only the wrapping is right, the content is also impressive. (…)
The three musicians achieve the combination and interpretation of early and new music with excellent results. Rosario Conte, theorbo (i.e. Niccolò Paganini – La Lanterna Magica ; Une larme ) and Gyöngy Erödi, cello, excel with their finely spun melody.
But, above all, the mezzosoprano voice of Maria Weiss floats brightly and nimbly. It almost seems as if the pieces were composed for her. 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. (…)
“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!
musik an sich (Ingo Andruschkewitsch)