- Corneel Mertens
- and Diana von Volborth-Danys
(b Antwerp, June 5, 1895; d Antwerp, July 17, 1966). Belgian viola player and composer. He studied at the Antwerp Conservatory and was partly self-taught. Shortly after World War I he became the leader of the Expressionist school in Flemish music, his principal fellow members being Karel Albert and Jef Van Durme. He played the viola in the Antwerp Chamber Music Society, thereby wielding great influence in promoting modern chamber music, especially the works of the Second Viennese School. He was secretary of the Koninklijke Vlaamsche Opera in Antwerp from ...