petite MORT takes its name from the ambivalence implicit in the selection of works by composers such as A. Berg, E. W. Korngold, G. Fauré, F. Poulenc, S. Barber and J. Turina, constantly sway between eroticism and death.
The visual aspect of the CD has been created with the artist Sergio Pablos creative development . This impressive design will be available for purchase on merchandising items.
The concept of petite mort is the thematic thread of the programme. Eroticism, death and religiousness come together in texts that express loneliness, fear, resentment, passion and love, and asceticism.
From the French petite mort, this is understood as a brief loss or weakening of consciousness, most commonly referred to the freeing sensation that invades our body after an orgasm, thus comparing it to death or to a short period of melancholy or transcendence as a result of the expenditure of life force.
This is why MORT will be written in capital letters, while petite will be written in small letters. This fundamental idea unites in an astonishing way seven composers of such different styles as Berg, Fauré, Barber, Poulenc, Korngold and Turina.
Sergio Pablos has been in charge of our CD cover design and has managed to visually capture in a full of symbolism illustration what the songs’ lyrics inspire us.
Although each reward will be priced separately (so that they can be purchased separately if required), all items in a pack will be discounted from the price of each item separately.
CD 18€ (20€ in the shop)
tote BAG 8€
post CARD 3€
Price of the items if purchased as a pack:
tote BAG 6€
post CARD 2€
+8€ If you want the digital download of the CD and the Digital Booklet in the pack.
Check the rewards section for a better visualization.
Although we have organized the packs as you can see on the side, it is feasible to generate new packs to organize the rewards according to the personal wishes of each backer. Just let us know.
We also have a PayPal account in case any backer wants to contribute with a specific amount not reflected in our rewards:
What we will use your contributions for:
The result of the financial contributions will go to defray the costs of the recording (work of the sound engineer, room rent, piano rent and tuning, post-production, recording trips).
The NEUSTART KULTUR KLASSIK grant (Deutscher Musikrat) supports our project with 6.000€, but the project has been budgeted at around 14.000€.
A part of the proceeds from the sale of items with the design of Sergio Pablos will go to him (in addition to a previously agreed minimum).
The CD is scheduled for release on 3 June 2022. It will be available on all digital platforms and can be purchased in physical and online shops (amazon, jpc, etc).
Once the fundraising campaign is finished, the rewards will be delivered between June and July 2022.
Shipping costs will be free of charge up to a maximum of 5€. If the shipping cost exceeds this amount, all possible options will be considered in order to send the rewards the most economic way as possible.
Over the next few months you will be able to listen to this programme live at various recitals.
The next dates are:
The website of our recording lable: Genuin Classics