english | nederlands

Works

performer : Zalsman, Gerard

RC 4 De klare dag

instrumentation: tenor and piano ♦ When in April 1905 the music publisher A.A. Noske approached Diepenbrock with a proposal to publish several of his songs, requesting the composer to send the manuscripts he felt were most suitable, on…

RC 25 Es war ein alter König

instrumentation: baritone or alto and piano ♦ Es war ein alter König (There was an Old King) is the only German song Diepenbrock set to music during the eight years he lived in ’s-Hertogenbosch, where he gave Latin and Greek lessons. For the thir…

RC 51 Zij sluimert (“Zij rust in ’t malsche mos en houdt gebogen”)

instrumentation: tenor and piano ♦ In the course of 1900 Diepenbrock’s Hymne voor viool en piano (Hymn for Violin and Piano, RC 48) and the two symphonic Novalis songs Gehoben ist der Stein (Uplifted is the Stone, RC 49) and Muss immer…

RC 67 Im grossen Schweigen (“Hier liegt das Meer, hier können wir die Stadt vergessen”)

instrumentation: baritone and orchestra ♦ As a student Diepenbrock was fascinated by the prose and ideas of the German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche. Already in 1899 he considered setting Aphorism no. 423 from Morgenröthe (Daybreak) to musi…

RC 79 Recueillement (“Sois sage, ô ma Douleur, et tiens-toi plus tranquille”)

instrumentation: contralto or mezzo-soprano and piano // soprano and piano ♦ After the successful setting of Baudelaire’s Les chats (The Cats, RC 68) in February 1906, Diepenbrock told Johanna Jongkindt he also intended to set Recueillement (Contemplation) and Les hiboux (The …

RC 91 Celebrität (“Auf großen und auf kleinen Brucken”)

instrumentation: baritone and piano ♦ In August 1908 Diepenbrock started working on vocal quartets for Gerard Zalsman’s ensemble of soloists (RC 85, 86 and 87), focussing on poetry by Goethe. On 21 October of that year, the day after the …

RC 108 Muziek bij Vondels Gijsbrecht van Aemstel

instrumentation: baritone, women choir, mixed choir and orchestra ♦ The premiere of Vondel’s Gijsbrecht van Aemstel in the Amsterdam City Theatre on Tuesday 25 June 1912 – the opening evening of the Dutch Music Festival – was an important event. For director Willem Ro…

RC 118 Lydische nacht (“Langs ruige rotsen, door verwarde wingerd-ranken”)

instrumentation: baritone/recitor and orchestra ♦ Lydische nacht (Lydian Night), Diepenbrock’s last symphonic song on a poem by his ex-pupil Balthazar Verhagen (1881-1950), is unique in his oeuvre: it is the only work not written for the theatre that…