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RC 8 Dämmernd liegt der Sommerabend

instrumentation: soprano and piano ♦ On 17 March 1882, while Diepenbrock was in his second year at the University of Amsterdam, he suggested defending the proposition “Heine cannot be considered a perfect poet” to the members of the deba…

RC 37 Hinüber wall’ ich

instrumentation: soprano and piano ♦ Hinüber wall’ ich (I Pilgrimage Over There, 1897) was the first song Diepenbrock wrote on a text by Novalis. The poem is from the collection Hymnen an die Nacht (Hymns to the Night). In the following …

RC 42 Lied der Spinnerin (“Es sang vor langen Jahren”)

instrumentation: soprano and piano ♦ On 2 April 1898 Diepenbrock came into the possession of the Ausgewählte Schriften (Selected Writings) of Clemens Brentano (1778-1842), an exponent of German early Romanticism. Exactly two weeks later …

RC 90 Der Abend (“Wie so leis’ die Blätter wehn”)

instrumentation: soprano and piano ♦ In August 1908 Diepenbrock took up another poem by Clemens Brentano, a German writer he had known since his childhood: Der Abend (The Evening). The nocturnal atmosphere, a recurring topic in both thei…

RC 114 Serenade (“Zoo als de blanke maan in lichte nacht”)

instrumentation: soprano and piano ♦ For the twelve and a half years wedding anniversary of Willem and Mathilde Mengelberg-Wubbe Diepenbrock composed not only the ‘official’ Bruiloftslied (Wedding Song, RC 115) on a text by Jan Beukers, …

RC 138 Come raggio di sol

instrumentation: soprano and piano ♦ On 10 October 1916 Diepenbrock wrote in a letter to the Rome-based journalist Marie van Maanen (1864-1937), with whom he had a friendly relationship: If only my Italian was good enough, then I would a…