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performer : Diepenbrock, Alphons

RC 49 Hymne an die Nacht “Gehoben ist der Stein”

instrumentation: soprano and orchestra ♦ Inspired by the young Dutch soprano Aaltje Noordewier-Reddingius, Diepenbrock composed Gehoben ist der Stein (Uplifted is the Stone) for her in the first half of 1899. It is one of the Hymnen an die N…

RC 50 Hymne an die Nacht “Muss immer der Morgen wiederkommen”

instrumentation: contralto or mezzo-soprano and orchestra ♦ At the end of 1899 Diepenbrock completed his third composition on a text from Novalis’ Hymnen an die Nacht (Hymns to the Night). This time he had a low female voice – that of the alto Pauline de Haan-…

RC 92 Der Abend (“Wie so leis’ die Blätter wehn”)

instrumentation: soprano and orchestra ♦ The orchestrated version of Diepenbrock’s song Der Abend (The Evening) was performed for the first time on 14 April 1910 at a subscription concert in the Amsterdam Concertgebouw under the composer. Be…

RC 101 Marsyas, of De betooverde bron

instrumentation: incidental music for spoken voices and orchestra ♦ Various influences can be found in Verhagen’s Marsyas, of De betooverde bron. In the autumn of 1908 he had become acquainted with Friedrich Nietzsche’s Die Geburt der Tragödie aus dem Geiste der Musik…

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 117 L’invitation au voyage (“Mon enfant, ma soeur”)

instrumentation: bariton or mezzo-soprano and piano ♦ After Les chats (The cats, RC 68) and Recueillement (Contemplation, RC 79), L’invitation au voyage (Invitation to the Voyage) is the third poem from the collection Les Fleurs du mal (The Flowers of Ev…

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…

RC 126 (Orkestratie van Claude Debussy’s) Berceuse héroïque

instrumentation: orchestra ♦ There was great indignation at the German Empire’s violation of the neutrality of Belgium in August 1914, despite all King Albert I’s diplomatic attempts to avert calamity. The courage and perseveranc…