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dedicatee : Zalsman, Gerard

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 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 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…