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RC 3 Entsagung (“Wer entwandelt durch den Garten”)

instrumentation: tenor and piano ♦ There are no autographs of the Drie Ballades (Three Ballads) opus 1 in the Diepenbrock archive; nevertheless, the date of composition of each of the songs is known as Diepenbrock wrote the month and y…

RC 4 De klare dag

instrumentation: tenor and piano ♦ When in April 1905 the music publisher A.A. Noske approached Diepenbrock with a proposal to publish several of his songs, requesting the composer to send the manuscripts he felt were most suitable, on…

RC 6 Der Fischer (“Das Wasser rauscht’, das Wasser schwoll”)

instrumentation: tenor and piano ♦ In June 1885 Th.J. Roothaan in Amsterdam published the Drie Ballades (Three Ballads) for tenor and piano by Alphons Diepenbrock. The composer, who was a student at the University of Amsterdam, was 23 …

RC 11 Der Abend kommt gezogen

instrumentation: tenor and piano ♦ In 1885 Diepenbrock’s Drie Ballades (Three Ballads) opus 1 were published in Amsterdam. The work consists of: Entsagung (Renunciation, RC 3, Uhland), Der Fischer (The Fisherman, RC 6, Goethe) and Der …

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 15 Maanlicht (“O geur’ger heft zich ied’re bloeme”)

instrumentation: tenor and piano ♦ Albert Verwey (1865-1937) belonged to Diepenbrock’s close circle of friends that studied Greek and Latin or Dutch language and literature at the University of Amsterdam. Together with Willem Kloos, Fr…

RC 51 Zij sluimert (“Zij rust in ’t malsche mos en houdt gebogen”)

instrumentation: tenor and piano ♦ In the course of 1900 Diepenbrock’s Hymne voor viool en piano (Hymn for Violin and Piano, RC 48) and the two symphonic Novalis songs Gehoben ist der Stein (Uplifted is the Stone, RC 49) and Muss immer…

RC 137 Preghiera alla madonna (“Ricordatevi, o pietosissima vergine Maria”)

instrumentation: tenor and piano ♦ In 1917 Alphons Diepenbrock arranged his Memorare (RC 54) for the tenor Giuseppe Reschiglian, a singer at the Opera Italiana in the Netherlands. It is not clear from the correspondence whether Preghie…