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RC 76* Kann ich im Busen heisse Wünsche tragen

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Friedrich Creuzer und Karoline von Günderode. Briefe und Dichtungen (Heidelberg: Carl Winter 1896), 45
  • Kann ich im Busen heisse Wünsche tragen
  • Günderrode, Karoline von
  • 1907-01-01 00:00:00.0 - 1907-12-31 00:00:00.0

In 1907 Diepenbrock orchestrated several of his earlier songs for alto and piano. Most likely in January he took up Kann ich im Busen heisse Wünsche tragen (Can I Carry Hot Desires in My Heart, RC 55). However, only one page of the orchestration of this song containing four measures has been transmitted. Like the orchestrated version of Mignon (see RC 77), it shows his preference for a large wind section, in this case two flutes, oboe and English horn, two clarinets and bass clarinet and horn. In these measures the strings consist of only first and second violins and violas, which is not surprising considering the register of this passage. The solo of the English horn – an instrument he often prescribes – is characteristic of Diepenbrock. …more >

Kann ich im Busen heisse Wünsche tragen (incipit)


In 1907 Diepenbrock orchestrated several of his earlier songs for alto and piano. Most likely in January he took up Kann ich im Busen heisse Wünsche tragen (Can I Carry Hot Desires in My Heart, RC 55). However, only one page of the orchestration of this song containing four measures has been transmitted. Like the orchestrated version of Mignon (see RC 77), it shows his preference for a large wind section, in this case two flutes, oboe and English horn, two clarinets and bass clarinet and horn. In these measures the strings consist of only first and second violins and violas, which is not surprising considering the register of this passage. The solo of the English horn – an instrument he often prescribes – is characteristic of Diepenbrock.

Désirée Staverman



Kann ich im Busen heiße Wünsche tragen,
Kann ich des Lebens Blüthenkränze sehn,
Und unbekränzt daran vorüber gehn,
Und traurend so nicht in mir selbst verzagen?

Soll frevelnd ich dem liebsten Wunsch entsagen?
Soll muthig ich zum Schattenreiche gehn?
Um andre Freuden andre Götter flehn,
Nach neuen Wonnen bei den Todten fragen?

Ich stieg hinab; doch auch in Plutons Reichen,
In Orkus’ Dunkel brennt der Liebe Glut,
Daß sehnend Schatten sich zu Schatten neigen.

Verloren ist, wen Liebe nicht beglücket;
Er wallt umsonst hinab zur Stygschen Flut,
Im Glanz der Himmel blieb’ er unentzücket.
 

 

 

 


  • Map-10(1b) Kann ich im Busen heisse Wünsche tragen

    Manuscript: Map-10(1b)

    • 1907-01-01 00:00:00.0 – 1907-12-31 00:00:00.0
    • location: Diepenbrock Archief Laren
    • pages: unknown