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dedicatee : Durigo, Ilona

RC 95 Liebesklage (“Ist alles stumm und leer”)

instrumentation: mezzo soprano and piano ♦ At a recital in the Amsterdam Concertgebouw on 12 February 1912 the Hungarian alto/mezzo-soprano Ilona Durigo sang three songs by Diepenbrock: besides Clair de lune (Moonlight, RC 43) and Mandoline (M…

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…