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poet : Brentano, Clemens

RC 42 Lied der Spinnerin (“Es sang vor langen Jahren”)

instrumentation: soprano and piano ♦ On 2 April 1898 Diepenbrock came into the possession of the Ausgewählte Schriften (Selected Writings) of Clemens Brentano (1778-1842), an exponent of German early Romanticism. Exactly two weeks later …

RC 75 Lied der Spinnerin (“Es sang vor langen Jahren”)

instrumentation: soprano and orchestra ♦ In October 1906 Diepenbrock accompanied the soprano Aaltje Noordewier-Redingius when she was rehearsing the final scene of Wagner’s Götterdämmerung. When the singer decided not yet to try her hand at …

RC 88* Der Abend (“Wie so leis’ die Blätter wehn”)

instrumentation: vocal quartet ♦ After composing three vocal quartets on texts by Goethe (RC 85, 86, 87) for Gerard Zalsman’s ensemble of soloists within one week in August 1908, Diepenbrock resolved to set the poem Der Abend (The Ev…

RC 89* Der Abend (“Wie so leis’ die Blätter wehn”)

instrumentation: soprano, alto and organ ♦ After Diepenbrock had made two attempts at setting Brentano’s poem Der Abend (The Evening) for vocal quartet (see RC 88) on 22 August 1908, he drastically changed his approach. He chose a setting for …

RC 90 Der Abend (“Wie so leis’ die Blätter wehn”)

instrumentation: soprano and piano ♦ In August 1908 Diepenbrock took up another poem by Clemens Brentano, a German writer he had known since his childhood: Der Abend (The Evening). The nocturnal atmosphere, a recurring topic in both thei…

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…