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RC 1 Blauw, blauw bloemelijn (“Ik heb haar in mijn hart bemind”)

instrumentation: solo voice and piano ♦ Autograph A-6(1) is the earliest dated music manuscript of Diepenbrock to have been transmitted. It is a loose sheet with on the front side only the first strophe of the composition and on the bottom …

RC 17* Mignons Verklärung (“So laßt mich scheinen, bis ich werde”)

instrumentation: solo voice and piano ♦ In the summer of 1886, two years after setting Goethe’s famous poem Mignon to music (RC 12), Diepenbrock turned to another poem from Wilhelm Meisters Lehrjahre (Wilhelm Meister’s Apprenticeship): Mign…

RC 94* Früh, wann die Hähne krähn

instrumentation: solo voice and piano ♦ Page 56 of sketchbook C-9 contains Diepenbrock’s setting of the first strophe of Früh, wann die Hähne krähn (Early, When the Cockerels Crow), a poem from Eduard Mörike’s novel Maler Nolten (The Painte…

RC 96* Liedren als klinkende luiten

instrumentation: solo voice and piano ♦ As a young man Diepenbrock greatly admired the poetry by Willem Kloos and at a later age he was often moved by the beauty of his verses as well. However, he never set any of Kloos’ many poems to music…

RC 98* Sérénade (“Comme la voix d’un mort”)

instrumentation: solo voice and piano ♦ The day after completing his song on a text by Verlaine Puisque l’aube grandit (Since Dawn Awoke, RC 97) on 19 July 1909, Diepenbrock made a start with a setting of Sérénade – also by Verlaine – on p.…

RC 100* Lorsque l'enfant paraît

instrumentation: solo voice and piano ♦ The only comment Diepenbrock made about Victor Hugo (1802-1885) that we know of, is about the novel Notre-Dame de Paris (The Hunchback of Notre-Dame). In a letter he wrote to his wife-to-be in 1895 he…

RC 105* Le foyer

instrumentation: solo voice and piano ♦ In the early summer of 1910, from 22 May to 8 July, Johanna Jongkindt was staying in the Netherlands. Diepenbrock composed En sourdine (Muted, RC 104) for her birthday on 23 May and he also visited he…

RC 113* De mon mystérieux voyage

instrumentation: solo voice and piano ♦ At the end of October 1912 Johanna Raphael-Jongkindt sent Diepenbrock van Lerberghe’s poem Berceuse. It lead to the creation of a fine song in two versions (see RC 111 and 112). Expecting that this Be…

RC 123 Landstormlied (“Waak op, Nederland”)

instrumentation: solo voice and piano ♦ With great enthusiasm Diepenbrock outlined a remarkable plan in a letter to Balthazar Verhagen of 5 August 1915:

RC 128* De torens

instrumentation: solo voice and piano ♦ File 15 of the Diepenbrock archive contains a loose leaf with fifteen measures for voice and piano. It bears no date. At some point Diepenbrock has carefully crossed out the title De torens (The Tower…


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