Dieren, Bernard (Hélène Joseph) van
- Alastair Chisholm
(b Rotterdam, Dec 27, 1887; d London, April 24, 1936). Dutch composer, active in England. Though his father’s family was Dutch with Leiden connections going back to at least the 17th century, his mother’s ancestry was French, and it was this influence that dominated his childhood. He learnt the violin as a child, and despite showing an interest in science in his teens, he took up music when he left school in ...