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performer : Cornelis, Evert

RC 68 Les chats (“Les amoureux fervents et les savants austères”)

instrumentation: contralto and piano // mezzo-soprano and piano ♦ After Diepenbrock had completed the large-scale symphonic poem Im grossen Schweigen (In the Great Silence, RC 67) at the beginning of February 1906, he felt like taking on something entirely different…

RC 69 Hymnus de Spiritu Sancto (“Veni Creator Spiritus”)

instrumentation: male choir and organ ♦ Alphons Diepenbrock composed the Hymnus de Spiritu Sancto at the request of chaplain, hymnologist and church musician Cornelis van Erven Dorens. He was looking for a Veni Creator Spiritus he could reh…

RC 95 Liebesklage (“Ist alles stumm und leer”)

instrumentation: mezzo soprano and piano ♦ At a recital in the Amsterdam Concertgebouw on 12 February 1912 the Hungarian alto/mezzo-soprano Ilona Durigo sang three songs by Diepenbrock: besides Clair de lune (Moonlight, RC 43) and Mandoline (M…

RC 97 Puisque l’aube grandit

instrumentation: mezzo-soprano (or baritone) and piano ♦ Puisque l’aube grandit (Since Dawn Awoke) is the fourth song Diepenbrock wrote on a text by Paul Verlaine. The poem is from the collection La bonne chanson (The Good Song) that had been given to Diepe…

RC 99 Mandoline (“Les donneurs de sérénades”)

instrumentation: mezzo soprano and piano ♦ The first sketch of Diepenbrock’s setting of Verlaine’s Mandoline (Mandolin) dates from 7 June 1909. On p. 16 of sketchbook C-10 the contours of the opening melody of the voice, in the key of D major,…

RC 102 Ciaccona

instrumentation: violin and orchestra ♦ In March 1910 Diepenbrock arranged the famous Chaconne in g minor for violin and continuo by Tomaso Antonio Vitali (1663-1745) for the unusual combination of solo violin and an orchestra of two flutes…