Insomnia - for Sleepless Nights
Do you remember the time, when it was cheaper to travel by train than by plane? The time, when you travelled by night train through Europe? You rarely could sleep. You met the strangest people who might even become close friends. You often found yourself daydreaming in the middle of the night in a state between sleep and wake.
Pianist Maria Radutu
was always traveling on the night trains between Bucharest, Vienna and Paris. Her latest album, Insomnia, captures her experiences of the night travels. It is a fascinating album with a wide variety of music. It starts with Alexander Sciabin’s Poeme Nocturne and then Gabriel Fauré’s Pavane op. 50. But it also includes songs by Jean Sibelius fantastically sung by the Austrian baritone Klemens Sander
as well as a song by Reynaldo Hahn sang by the member of the Vienna Boys’ Choir, Lorenz Sartena.
It is an album best experienced late at night. It is the ideal program for a late night concert.