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dedicatee : Hekking-Cahen, Julie

RC 97 Puisque l’aube grandit

instrumentation: mezzo-soprano (or baritone) and piano ♦ Puisque l’aube grandit (Since Dawn Awoke) is the fourth song Diepenbrock wrote on a text by Paul Verlaine. The poem is from the collection La bonne chanson (The Good Song) that had been given to Diepe…

RC 99 Mandoline (“Les donneurs de sérénades”)

instrumentation: mezzo soprano and piano ♦ The first sketch of Diepenbrock’s setting of Verlaine’s Mandoline (Mandolin) dates from 7 June 1909. On p. 16 of sketchbook C-10 the contours of the opening melody of the voice, in the key of D major,…

RC 111 Berceuse (“Le Seigneur a dit à son enfant”)

Diepenbrock composed his Berceuse for mezzo-soprano, cello and piano in October 1912 as a present for his friends Gérard and Julie Hekking-Cahen on the occasion of the birth of their daughter François…

RC 112 Berceuse (“Le Seigneur a dit à son enfant”)

instrumentation: mezzo soprano and piano ♦ Days after completing his Berceuse for mezzo-soprano, cello and piano (RC 111), Diepenbrock made a copy of the work for Johanna Raphael-Jongkindt, who had brought the inspiring poem by van Lerberghe t…

RC 130 Puisque l’aube grandit

instrumentation: mezzo-soprano and orchestra ♦ When Diepenbrock started his instrumentation of Puisque l’aube grandit (Since Dawn Awoke, RC 97) on 5 July 1916, it was a long time since he had orchestrated a piano song. We do not know who initiated…