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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