Insomnia: A nocturnal voyage in song | Delphian DCD34116

Insomnia: A nocturnal voyage in song


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Label: Delphian

Cat No: DCD34116

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Vocal/Choral

Release Date: 30th July 2012



William Berger (baritone)
Iain Burnside (piano)


Bennett, Richard Rodney

Dream Songs

Debussy, Claude

Nuit d'etoiles

Faure, Gabriel

Melodies de Venise (5), op.58
» I Mandoline
Songs (2), op.3
» no.2 Serenade toscane
Songs (2), op.46
» no.2 Clair de lune

Liszt, Franz

Oh! Quand je dors, S282

Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus

Abendempfindung an Laura, K523

Ravel, Maurice

Histoires naturelles (5)
» no.2 Le grillon

Schubert, Franz

Auf der Bruck, D853

Strauss, Richard

Lieder (4), op.27
» no.4 Morgen

Vaughan Williams, Ralph

Four last songs
» II Tired

Warlock, Peter

Belloc Songs (3)
» no.2 The night

Wolf, Hugo

Italienisches Liederbuch (Italian Songbook)
» no.27 Schon streckt' ich aus im Bett
» no.34 Und steht lhr fruh am Morgen auf
» no.42 Nicht langer kann ich singen
» no.19 Um Mitternacht

Yiu, Raymond



William Berger (baritone)
Iain Burnside (piano)


For his solo debut on disc, William Berger has devised an ingenious sequence of 17 songs describing a sleepless night experienced by a man who reflects on his love for an unnamed woman.

From Viennese classicism to fin-de-siècle Romanticism, shadowy English pastoral to the contemporary worlds of Richard Rodney Bennett and Raymond Yiu, this wide-ranging programme is brought to nuanced life by this outstanding young baritone. The indefatigable Iain Burnside provides lucid and imaginative accompaniment. Together, their performances vividly capture the full gamut of nocturnal emotions.

A graduate and Associate of the Royal Academy of Music in London, Berger is a former member of the Young Singers  Programme at English National Opera. Recent engagements include singing Aeneas to Susan Graham's Dido, on tour in California, and his recital debut at the Lucerne International Festival.

Pianist Iain Burnside has forged a worldwide reputation through his commitment to song repertoire and his collaborations with leading international singers.

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