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instrumentation : soprano and orchestra

RC 49 Hymne an die Nacht “Gehoben ist der Stein”

instrumentation: soprano and orchestra ♦ Inspired by the young Dutch soprano Aaltje Noordewier-Reddingius, Diepenbrock composed Gehoben ist der Stein (Uplifted is the Stone) for her in the first half of 1899. It is one of the Hymnen an die N…

RC 72 Geistliches Lied (“Wenn ich ihn nur habe”)

instrumentation: soprano and orchestra ♦ In the autumn of 1906 there was a lot of interest in Diepenbrock’s music. Thanks to the effort of the composer Jan Ingenhoven, who was active as a conductor in Germany, his work was also performed the…

RC 73 Ik ben in eenzaamheid niet meer alleen

instrumentation: soprano and orchestra ♦ Three days after completing the orchestral score of Wenn ich ihn nur habe (If Only I Have Him, RC 72) Diepenbrock started orchestrating Ik ben in eenzaamheid niet meer alleen (I Am No Longer Alone in …

RC 75 Lied der Spinnerin (“Es sang vor langen Jahren”)

instrumentation: soprano and orchestra ♦ In October 1906 Diepenbrock accompanied the soprano Aaltje Noordewier-Redingius when she was rehearsing the final scene of Wagner’s Götterdämmerung. When the singer decided not yet to try her hand at …

RC 82 Écoutez la chanson bien douce

instrumentation: soprano and orchestra ♦ Diepenbrock’s Écoutez la chanson bien douce (Hear the Sweetest Song, RC 40) for voice and piano dates from January 1898. He initially wrote the song for mezzo-soprano in D major, but that same month h…

RC 83 Clair de lune (“Votre âme est un paysage choisi”)

instrumentation: soprano and orchestra ♦ Diepenbrock composed Clair de lune (Moonshine, RC 43) in September 1898, inspired by Fauré’s beautiful setting and the suggestive power of the poem. In November 1907 he orchestrated this song, which w…

RC 84 Hinüber wall’ ich

instrumentation: soprano and orchestra ♦ The orchestration of Hinüber wall’ ich (I Pilgrimage Over There, RC 37) marks the end of a period in which Diepenbrock arranged ten of his piano songs for orchestra. The successful premiere of the orc…

RC 92 Der Abend (“Wie so leis’ die Blätter wehn”)

instrumentation: soprano and orchestra ♦ The orchestrated version of Diepenbrock’s song Der Abend (The Evening) was performed for the first time on 14 April 1910 at a subscription concert in the Amsterdam Concertgebouw under the composer. Be…