Colaço Osorio-Swaab, Reine
- Helen Metzelaar
(b Amsterdam, Jan 16, 1881; d Amsterdam, April 14, 1971). Dutch composer. She began composing after the death of her husband in 1923. She studied with Henk Badings and later often consulted him. In the 1920s and 30s she wrote many songs, setting poems by Jacques Perk, Paul Verlaine, R.M. Rilke and Stefan George. She was much attracted to the religious philosopher Martin Buber, translating into Dutch his ...