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RC 84 Hinüber wall’ ich

text source

Novalis Schriften Vol. II (Berlin: G. Reimer 5th edition 1837), 7-8

recordings

  • Anniversary Edition 3 Et'cetera KTC 1435 CD3

publications

  • Drei Lieder für eine Sopranstimme und Orchester Donemus/ADF 1263681

  • Hinüber wall’ ich
  • Novalis
  • soprano and orchestra
  • 1907-11-29 00:00:00.0 - 1907-12-09 00:00:00.0
  • duration ca. 4:00

The orchestration of Hinüber wall’ ich (I Pilgrimage Over There, RC 37) marks the end of a period in which Diepenbrock arranged ten of his piano songs for orchestra. The successful premiere of the orchestral versions of the ballads Mignon (RC 12/77) and Der König in Thule (The King in Thule, RC 16/78) in April 1907 must have encouraged him to revise other songs too. In November that year, the month in which he rewrote Hinüber wall’ ich, the baritone Jan Reder and the Colonne Orchestra conducted by Willem Mengelberg performed his orchestral setting of Recueillement (Contemplation, RC 79/80) in Paris. However, most of the songs Diepenbrock orchestrated in this period were not performed as such during his lifetime. This also applies to Hinüber wall’ ich, which was published in 1954 together with the Lied der Spinnerin (Song of the Spinner, RC 42/75) and Der Abend (The Evening, RC 90/92) under the title Drei Lieder für eine Sopranstimme und Orchester (Three Songs for Soprano and Orchestra). …more >

Hinüber wall’ ich (incipit)


The orchestration of Hinüber wall’ ich (I Pilgrimage Over There, RC 37) marks the end of a period in which Diepenbrock arranged ten of his piano songs for orchestra. The successful premiere of the orchestral versions of the ballads Mignon (RC 12/77) and Der König in Thule (The King in Thule, RC 16/78) in April 1907 must have encouraged him to revise other songs too. In November that year, the month in which he rewrote Hinüber wall’ ich, the baritone Jan Reder and the Colonne Orchestra conducted by Willem Mengelberg performed his orchestral setting of Recueillement (Contemplation, RC 79/80) in Paris. However, most of the songs Diepenbrock orchestrated in this period were not performed as such during his lifetime. This also applies to Hinüber wall’ ich, which was published in 1954 together with the Lied der Spinnerin (Song of the Spinner, RC 42/75) and Der Abend (The Evening, RC 90/92) under the title Drei Lieder für eine Sopranstimme und Orchester (Three Songs for Soprano and Orchestra).

The instrumentation, with a variety of wind instruments that often appear solo, is similar to that of Mignon and Der König in Thule. In this piece Diepenbrock also specifies a harp, which contributes a lot to the atmosphere of rapture in the music. The fact that the strings do not include double basses is unusual.

Désirée Staverman



Hinüber wall' ich,
Und jede Pein
Wird einst ein Stachel
Der Wollust sein.
Noch wenig Zeiten,
So bin ich los,
Und liege trunken
Der Lieb' im Schooß.
Unendliches Leben
Wogt mächtig in mir,
Ich schaue von oben
Herunter nach dir.
An jenem Hügel
Verlischt Dein Glanz,
Ein Schatten bringet
Den kühlenden Kranz.
O! sauge, Geliebter,
Gewaltig mich an,
Daß ich entschlummern
Und lieben kann.
Ich fühle des Todes
Verjüngende Flut,
Zu Balsam und Aethe
Verwandelt mein Blut.
Ich lebe bei Tage
Voll Glauben und Muth,
Und sterbe die Nächte
In heiliger Glut.

 

I am journeying over,
And every pain
Will one day be a pang
Of sensual pleasure.
Just a little time longer,
And I will be free,
And will lie enraptured
In the lap of love.
Unending life
Surges powerfully within me,
From above I look
Down at you.
Against that hill
Your light is extinguished,
A shade brings
The cooling garland.
O beloved, absorb me
Forcefully,
So that I can slumber off,
So that I can love.
I feel death’s
Rejuvenating tide,
Into balm and ether
My blood transformed.
I live by day
Full of faith and courage
And in the nights die
In a sacred blaze.

(transl. Stanley Appelbaum)

 


  • A-63(1) Hinüber wall’ ich

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    A-63(1) with dedication Aan Aaltje Noordewier Reddingius on the title page and dated on the last page geinstr. 29 Nov.- 9 Dec. 1907; gecomp. Juli 1907

    • 1907-11-29 00:00:00.0 – 1907-12-09 00:00:00.0
    • dedication: Aan Aaltje Noordewier Reddingius
    • location: Diepenbrock Archief Laren
    • pages: 15

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    Anniversary Edition 3

    cd Et'cetera KTC 1435 CD3
    Residentie Orkest ♦ Vonk, Hans ♦ Bije, Annette de la ♦ Defraiteur, Renée ♦ Devos, Lode ♦ Hombert, Christoph ♦ Kruysen, Bernard ♦ Omroeporkest ♦ Radio Philharmonisch Orkest ♦ Promenade Orkest ♦ Berg, Maurits van den ♦ Otterloo, Willem van ♦ Silberman, Benedict

    Tracks: 1 = RC 84; 2 = RC 75; 3 = RC 92; 4 = RC 81; 5 = RC 80; 6 = RC 130; 7 = RC 59; 8 = RC 73; 9 = RC 60; 10 = RC 82; 11 = RC 83; 12 = RC 58

  • Drei Lieder für eine Sopranstimme und Orchester

    1954 Donemus/ADF