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RC 131 Belges, debout!

instrumentation: solo voice and piano ♦ After Les poilus de l’Argonne (The Soldiers of the Argonne, RC 122), Landstormlied (Song of the Home Reserves, RC 123) and Beiaard (Carillon, RC 129), Belges, debout! (Belgians, Arise!) was Diepenbroc…

RC 134 Dors, mon gâs

instrumentation: solo voice and piano ♦ In September 1916 Diepenbrock befriended Marie Versteegh (1884-1953), the mezzo-soprano who inspired him to write Incantation (RC 132). The singer owned a copy of the chanson Dors, mon gâs! (Sleep, My…

RC 143* La grenouille (“En ramassant un fruit dans l’herbe qu’elle fouille”)

instrumentation: solo voice and piano ♦ It was Berthe Seroen who, in the summer of 1918, introduced Diepenbrock to the poetry by Albert Samain (1858-1900). The singer sent him Samain’s posthumously published collection Aux Flancs du Vase, s…

RC 147* Roses dans la nuit

instrumentation: solo voice and piano ♦ Diepenbrock got to know the French writer and poet Pierre Louÿs (1870-1925) through his novel Aphrodite, moeurs antiques (Aphrodite, Ancient Manners), which was published in the literary magazine Merc…


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