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poet : Hölderlin, Friedrich

RC 106 Die Nacht (“Rings nun ruhet die Stadt”)

instrumentation: mezzo-soprano and orchestra ♦ Unlike the other early Romantic German poets whose poems Diepenbrock set to music, Friedrich Hölderlin (1770-1843) is only mentioned in his correspondence when his poetry inspired the composer to writ…

RC 109* Am Abend (“Geh unter schöne Sonne”)

instrumentation: mezzo soprano and piano ♦ Diepenbrock dedicated the months May and June 1911 to a radical revision of his symphonic song Im grossen Schweigen (In the Great Silence, RC 67). After its completion on 8 July, Hölderlin’s poetry fo…