- Corneel Mertens
- and Diana von Volborth-Danys
(b Anderlecht, Brussels, Dec 27, 1890; d Brussels, Aug 24, 1964). Belgian composer. He studied harmony with Ysaÿe, counterpoint with Brusselmans, fugue with Lunssens and composition as well as orchestration with Gilson. On the occasion of Gilson’s 60th birthday (1925) he founded a group of leading progressive composers, the ‘Synthétistes’, consisting of former pupils of Gilson. His ...