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RC 0 Verloren gegane werken // Lost works

When Alphons Diepenbrock, just 26 years old, left his parental home in Amsterdam, on the third of September 1888, to live independently in ’s-Hertogenbosch, where he was appointed to teach classical l…

RC 1 Blauw, blauw bloemelijn (“Ik heb haar in mijn hart bemind”)

instrumentation: solo voice and piano ♦ Autograph A-6(1) is the earliest dated music manuscript of Diepenbrock to have been transmitted. It is a loose sheet with on the front side only the first strophe of the composition and on the bottom …

RC 2 Academische feestmarsch

instrumentation: military chapel ♦ Diepenbrock composed the Academische feestmarsch (Academic Festive March) in the spring of 1882 at the request of the Amsterdam Student Fraternity for the upcoming celebration of the fifth anniversary…

RC 3 Entsagung (“Wer entwandelt durch den Garten”)

instrumentation: tenor and piano ♦ There are no autographs of the Drie Ballades (Three Ballads) opus 1 in the Diepenbrock archive; nevertheless, the date of composition of each of the songs is known as Diepenbrock wrote the month and y…

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 5 Tibur (“Gleich Elysiums Lenzen lacht der Winter”)

instrumentation: male choir a cappella ♦ Friedrich von Matthisson (1761-1831) was renowned during his lifetime; he was praised for the melancholic mood of his poetry. However, after his death he was soon forgotten. A passage from Diepenbrock…

RC 6 Der Fischer (“Das Wasser rauscht’, das Wasser schwoll”)

instrumentation: tenor and piano ♦ In June 1885 Th.J. Roothaan in Amsterdam published the Drie Ballades (Three Ballads) for tenor and piano by Alphons Diepenbrock. The composer, who was a student at the University of Amsterdam, was 23 …

RC 7 Dämmerung (“Dämm’rung senkte sich von oben”)

instrumentation: mixed choir a cappella ♦ Dämmerung (Twilight), number VIII of the cycle Chinesisch-Deutsche Jahres- und Tageszeiten (Chinese-German Seasons and Times of Day), is the first poem by Goethe that Diepenbrock set to music. There i…

RC 8 Dämmernd liegt der Sommerabend

instrumentation: soprano and piano ♦ On 17 March 1882, while Diepenbrock was in his second year at the University of Amsterdam, he suggested defending the proposition “Heine cannot be considered a perfect poet” to the members of the deba…

RC 9 Blij stond de zon

instrumentation: contralto, mixed choir and piano for four hands ♦ Diepenbrock composed Blij stond de zon (Joyfully Stood the Sun) for the wedding of one of his college friends, Jan Sterck (1859-1941). In 1877 Sterck enrolled at the Law department of the University o…


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