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dedicatee : Jongkindt, Johanna

RC 13 Avondzang (“Het zuidewindje suist”)

instrumentation: tenor and piano ♦ The poetry of Jacques Perk (1859-1881), whose oeuvre was published by Willem Kloos a year after his untimely death, was of great importance for Diepenbrock as a composer. In 1910 he wrote in a retrosp…

RC 68 Les chats (“Les amoureux fervents et les savants austères”)

instrumentation: contralto and piano // mezzo-soprano and piano ♦ After Diepenbrock had completed the large-scale symphonic poem Im grossen Schweigen (In the Great Silence, RC 67) at the beginning of February 1906, he felt like taking on something entirely different…

RC 81 Les chats (“Les amoureux fervents et les savants austères”)

instrumentation: contralto and orchestra ♦ After setting Baudelaire’s Recueillement (Contemplation, RC 79) for alto and piano and then orchestrating the song (RC 80) in the summer of 1907, at the beginning of October Diepenbrock started the in…

RC 104 En sourdine (“Calmes dans le demi-jour”)

instrumentation: mezzo soprano and piano ♦ En sourdine (Muted) for mezzo-soprano and piano on a text by Paul Verlaine occupies a unique place in Diepenbrock’s oeuvre as it is a fairly strict copy of an existing model: the eponymous song by Deb…