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dedicatee : Esser, Cateau

RC 12 Mignon (“Kennst du das Land”)

instrumentation: contralto and piano ♦ Diepenbrock’s earliest compositions include five songs on texts by Goethe. Two of them, the ballads Mignon and Der König in Thule (The King in Thule, RC 16) date from 1886. After a revision by the com…

RC 16 Der König in Thule (“Es war ein König in Thule”)

instrumentation: mezzo soprano and piano ♦ Diepenbrock got acquainted with Goethe’s poetry around the age of 15. The author plays an important part throughout his oeuvre. In 1910 Diepenbrock called Goethe a great genius in a letter to the poet…

RC 18 Rouw om het jaar (“Maanden komt, brengt bloemen aan”)

instrumentation: female choir and piano ♦ Albert Verwey wrote his elegy Rouw om het jaar (Lament for the Year) on New Year’s Eve of 18841. It is largely inspired by Autumn: a Dirge by Percy Bysshe Shelley and The Death of the Old Year by Alfr…