Florian Willeitner

First Strings on Mars - CD

  • Format: CD
  • Cat No.: ACT 9921-2
  • Barcode: 614427992123
  • German Release: 26/02/2021
  • Genre: Crossover

Chamber music from another world: Willeitner, Breinschmid and Jenner open up new paths for the string instruments: a celebration of musical freedom and curiosity, full of technique, tempo and thematic variety!

CD € 14,00 (OP: € 17,50)

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Introducing a new artist on ACT: FLORIAN WILLEITNER“I don’t think I have ever known a musician with quite the level of openness to people, to emotions, to musical languages, and the capacity to make them his own as Florian Willeitner. He is a stunningly good violinist, and I discover something new every time I hear him.” Paul Zauner, Founder & Artistic Director, INNtöne FestivalIn the past the violin in jazz could sometimes seem a bit exotic, even outlandish, but all that has changed. Classical music and jazz are no longer mutually exclusive worlds; these days they enrich each other, and it is the norm for string instruments to take centre stage. The ACT label has played its part in this transformation, with artists such as the Bartolomey/Bittmann duo, the radio.string.quartet.vienna and the incomparable Adam Baldych among the pion...

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Florian Willeitner / violin, soulfiddle, mandolin & vocals
Georg Breinschmid / bass & vocals
Igmar Jenner / violin & vocals


Recording Information

Recorded by Franz Schaden at Wavegarden Studios, Mitterretzbach/ Austria, July 2019
“Fragile” recorded at POI Studios, Passau/Germany, October 2018. “The Swindler” recorded live by Peter Tomic at Enter Enea Festival, Poznan/ Poland, May 2018

Mixed by Franz Schaden & FSOM, 2020. “The Swindler” mixed by Peter Tomic
Mix Panorama (from left to right): Florian Willeitner, Georg Breinschmid, Igmar Jenner

Mastered by Philipp Treiber at PDV Records

Produced by Florian Willeitner, Georg Breinschmid & Igmar Jenner

Cover art by Peter Krüll