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RC 139 Come raggio di sol

text source

song album Arie antiche (Antonio Caldara, Come raggio di sol)

first performance

1918-02-13 00:00:00.0 Amsterdam, Concertgebouw

recordings

  • Come raggio di sol NCRV "De Nederlanden" 1995-06-07 00:00:00.0

publications

  • Come raggio di sol / per canto e instrumenti
  • Come raggio di sol / per canto e instrumenti Donemus 183963

  • Come raggio di sol
  • Anonymus
  • soprano and windquintet
  • 1917-08-04 00:00:00.0
  • duration 3:00

Although the mezzo-soprano Anke Schierbeek was the one who inspired Diepenbrock to set Caldara’s Come raggio di sol (Like a Ray of Sun, RC 138) to music, he wrote the song with the voice of the soprano Aaltje Noordewier-Reddingius in mind. Right from the beginning Diepenbrock intended to make an arrangement for soprano and wind quintet, in view of the tour Noordewier was to go on with the Concertgebouw Sextet. This famous ensemble consisted of flutist Nic. Klasen (1869-1961), clarinettist Piet Swager (1878-1936), oboist Georges Blanchard (1883-1954), bassoon player Joseph de Groen (1867-1943), horn player Heike Tak (1869-1934), and pianist and artistic leader Evert Cornelis (1884-1931). …more >

Come raggio di sol (incipit)


Although the mezzo-soprano Anke Schierbeek was the one who inspired Diepenbrock to set Caldara’s Come raggio di sol (Like a Ray of Sun, RC 138) to music, he wrote the song with the voice of the soprano Aaltje Noordewier-Reddingius in mind. Right from the beginning Diepenbrock intended to make an arrangement for soprano and wind quintet, in view of the tour Noordewier was to go on with the Concertgebouw Sextet. This famous ensemble consisted of flutist Nic. Klasen (1869-1961), clarinettist Piet Swager (1878-1936), oboist Georges Blanchard (1883-1954), bassoon player Joseph de Groen (1867-1943), horn player Heike Tak (1869-1934), and pianist and artistic leader Evert Cornelis (1884-1931).

The version for ensemble, which Diepenbrock made a year after completing the song, was premiered in the Recital Hall of the Amsterdam Concertgebouw on 13 February 1918. After the concert the critic Herman Rutters said Come raggio di sol was successful in its expression of atmosphere, declaimed sensitively and with very expressive timbres in the accompaniment. (BD IX:576-577) The same musicians were to perform the song again in the Concertgebouw on 19 October 1920.

Come raggio di sol is the last song Diepenbrock was to complete. Four attempts at setting French poems came to nothing (see RC 143, 144, 145, 147). At the end of his life Diepenbrock concentrated on writing incidental music. From 1917 onwards he received three commissions to write music for the stage. These were large-scale projects that took a lot of time and energy.

Robert Spannenberg

 



Come raggio di sol, mite e sereno,
Sovra placidi flutti si riposa,
Mentre del mare nel profondo seno
Sta la tempesta ascosa:

Così riso talor gaio e pacato
Di contento, di gioia un volto infiora,
Mentre nel suo segreto il cor piagato
S'angoscia e si martora.


  • B-11(10) Come raggio di sol / Lied voor Sopraanstem met begeleiding van Fluit Hobo Clarinet Hoorn Fagot

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    B-11(10) dated on the title page Come raggio di sol / Lied voor Sopraanstem met begeleiding van Fluit Hobo Clarinet Hoorn Fagot, gecomponeerd door Alphons Diepenbrock 8. Juli 1917 and dated on the last page Laren 4 Aug 1917

    • 1917-07-08 00:00:00.0 – 1917-08-04 00:00:00.0
    • location: Diepenbrock Archief Laren
    • pages: 12
  • B-18(12) Come raggio di sol

    semi-autograph B-18(12) signed by copiist Willem Tiel on the last page

    • location: Diepenbrock Archief Laren
    • pages: unknown

  • Come raggio di sol

    NCRV "De Nederlanden"
    1995-06-07 00:00:00.0
    Meppelink, Hieke ♦ Hexagon Ensemble

    Tracks:

  • Come raggio di sol / per canto e instrumenti

    1934
  • Come raggio di sol / per canto e instrumenti

    1948 Donemus

13 feb 1918: Uitvoering van Come raggio di sol en Wenn ich ihn nur habe in de Kleine Zaal van het Concertgebouw te Amsterdam door Aaltje Noordewier-Reddingius met het Concertgebouw-Sextet. Voorts werken van Couperin, Beethoven, Bach en J. Brandts Buys.

Onovertreffelijk zong zij [mevr. Noordewier] ook Diepenbrock's Come raggio di sol, een lied met begeleiding van fluit, hobo, klarinet, fagot en hoorn, gelukkig van stemmingsverklanking, gevoelig gedeclameerd en van zeer expressief coloriet in de begeleiding; als zoodanig veel beter geslaagd dan het Geistliches Lied, dat min of meer vlak en rhythmisch eentonig is. [...] Wanneer ik dan nog de uitnemende begeleiding van Diepenbrock's liederen releveer, mag ik niet den klarinettist Johan Hell vergeten, die in deze nummers zijn leermeester Swager verving op een wijze, die niets te wenschen liet.

Algemeen Handelsblad (H.R. [= Herman Rutters]), 14 februari 1918

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