Insomnia - A Nocturnal Voyage In Song / William Berger, Iain Burnside

Release Date: 11/13/2012
Label: Delphian
Catalog Number: DCD34116
Number of Discs: 1

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Notes and Editorial Reviews
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.
Works on This Recording
1. Abendempfindung, K 523 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer: William Berger (Baritone), Iain Burnside (Piano)
Period: Classical
Written: 1787 ; Vienna, Austria
2. Nuit d'étoiles by Claude Debussy
Performer: William Berger (Baritone), Iain Burnside (Piano)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1880 ; France
3. Histoires naturelles: no 2, Le grillon by Maurice Ravel
Performer: William Berger (Baritone), Iain Burnside (Piano)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1906 ; France
4. Clair de lune, Op. 46 no 2 by Gabriel Fauré
Performer: Iain Burnside (Piano), William Berger (Baritone)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1887 ; France
5. Belloc Songs (3): no 2, The night by Peter Warlock
Performer: William Berger (Baritone), Iain Burnside (Piano)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1926 ; England
6. Last Songs (4): no 2, Tired by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Performer: Iain Burnside (Piano), William Berger (Baritone)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1956 ; England
7. Dream-song by Richard Rodney Bennett
Performer: William Berger (Baritone), Iain Burnside (Piano)
Period: 20th Century
8. Auf der Bruck, D 853 by Franz Schubert
Performer: William Berger (Baritone), Iain Burnside (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1825 ; Vienna, Austria
9. Mörike Lieder: no 19, Um Mitternacht by Hugo Wolf
Performer: William Berger (Baritone), Iain Burnside (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1888 ; Vienna, Austria
10. Italienisches Liederbuch II: no 42, Nicht länger kann ich singen by Hugo Wolf
Performer: William Berger (Baritone), Iain Burnside (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1896 ; Vienna, Austria
11. Italienisches Liederbuch II: no 34, Und steht Ihr früh am Morgen auf by Hugo Wolf
Performer: William Berger (Baritone), Iain Burnside (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1896 ; Vienna, Austria
12. Italienisches Liederbuch II: no 27, Schon streckt' ich aus im Bett by Hugo Wolf
Performer: William Berger (Baritone), Iain Burnside (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1896 ; Vienna, Austria
13. Sérénade toscane, Op. 3 no 2 by Gabriel Fauré
Performer: William Berger (Baritone), Iain Burnside (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: ?1878 ; France
14. Mélodies (5), Op. 58 "de Venise": no 2, En sourdine by Gabriel Fauré
Performer: Iain Burnside (Piano), William Berger (Baritone)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1891 ; France
15. Oh! quand je dors, S 282 "Élégie Etienne Monnier" by Franz Liszt
Performer: Iain Burnside (Piano), William Berger (Baritone)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1842/1859 ; Germany
16. Sonnet by Raymond Yiu
Performer: William Berger (Baritone), Iain Burnside (Piano)
17. Lieder (4), Op. 27: no 4, Morgen by Richard Strauss
Performer: William Berger (Baritone), Iain Burnside (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1894 ; Germany
18. Lieder (6), Op. 13: no 4, Der Mond kommt still gegangen by Clara Wieck Schumann
Performer: Iain Burnside (Piano), William Berger (Baritone)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1842-1843 ; Germany
19. Viens, les gazons sont verts by Charles Gounod
Performer: Iain Burnside (Piano), William Berger (Baritone)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1875 ; France
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