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Dieren, Bernard Hélène Joseph Van, 1887-1936 (composer)



Bernard Hélène Joseph van Dieren (1887-1936), Dutch composer who worked mostly in England from 1909, producing a string of works including the Toccata for piano and String Quartet No. 1 (1912). In 1912 he had the first signs of a kidney complaint which plagued him for the rest of his life. 'His astounding intellectual gifts and wide-ranging interests, together with his stoic endurance of pain, revealed a personality of irresistible fascination'. He wrote quartets and more than 60 songs, and a book of essays, Down among the dead men (1935).

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Letters about Bernard Van Dieren, 12 Dec. 1905-12 Apr. 1969 (Circa)

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8856/187-200
Scope and Contents From the Fonds:

Artificial collection of single item or small collection accessions. Mainly correspondence but includes other papers.

Dates: 12 Dec. 1905-12 Apr. 1969 (Circa)
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