“‘Requiem’, the mass for the death; for us good catholic folk that is. I have no idea if Robert is a religious person, but his album is inspired by the death toll of the 2020 pandemic and therefore an album of quiet music. It is Robert at the piano and nothing else. He doesn’t take the titles of the original mass (you know ‘Kyrie Eleison’, ‘Libera Me’ or ‘Angus Dei’), but from his family history, streets and places. By the time I got to play this CD, towards the end of the day, it poured outside, the street lights were on and the evening was about to start. Is that the right time of the day to play some sad music?”

Frans Waard, Vital Weekly 1258

cover picture : Meriol Lehmann