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instrumentation : contralto and orchestra

RC 77 Mignon (“Kennst du das Land”)

instrumentation: contralto and orchestra ♦ Between 1906 and 1908 Diepenbrock revised and orchestrated several of his early songs. In a letter to one of his friends of December 1907 he explained the reason for the series of orchestrations: The …

RC 78 Der König in Thule (“Es war ein König in Thule”)

instrumentation: contralto and orchestra ♦ The ballads Mignon (RC 12) and Der König in Thule (The King in Thule, RC 16), composed in 1884 and 1886 respectively, were orchestrated shortly after each other in February and March 1907 at the reque…

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…