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Bernard van Dieren

The mostly self-taught composer Bernard van Dieren, born in Rotterdam on 27 December 1887, settled in London. He became a cult figure with some leading intellectuals, whose advocacy mostly fell on deaf ears. This neglect has never changed, and we can only note that he left an opera, a symphony and chamber works. He was a distinctive writer, and there is a collection of his musical criticism. He died in London on 24 April 1936.

A selection of M&V articles about Bernard van Dieren

DVD Spotlight. Engaging Integrity - Mark Dexter plays Peter Warlock, recommended by Robert Anderson. '... a triumphant success ...'

Transcending virtuosity - Alistair Hinton comments on points made in Gordon Rumson's recent Chopin review

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