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Collection RC0270 - Denis ApIvor collection of Christian Darnton and Bernard Van Dieren

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Denis ApIvor collection of Christian Darnton and Bernard Van Dieren

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  • 1920-1994 (Creation)

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1 m of textual records.

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ApIvor, Denis (1916-2004)

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Denis ApIvor, an English composer and musicologist, gathered together a variety of materials relating to Van Dieren and Darton.

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Darnton, Christian (1905-1981)

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Christian Darnton was born in Leeds, England, on 30 October 1905 and educated at Caius College, Cambridge. He was appointed music master at Stowe School in 1929 and became the assistant editor of the Music Lover. He composed vocal and orchestral works and published one book, You and Music. He died in 1981.

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Van Dieren, Bernard (1887-1936)

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Bernard van Dieren was born in Rotterdam on 27 Decmber 1887 and moved to England in 1909 where he became a music critic. He began composing at an early age, and his works include both vocal and orchestral pieces. He published two books, Epstein and Down Among the Dead Men. Van Dieren died in 1936.

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Denis ApIvor, an English composer and musicologist, gathered together a variety of materials relating to Van Dieren and Darton. The collection includes correspondence about the men and their music, original letters by Darnton, biographical materials, information about their compositions and performances of their works and edited (limited) editions of their compositions, prepared by ApIvor himself.

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The collection (54-1995) was donated by Denis ApIvor in 1995.

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Series 1: Van Dieren; Series 2: Darnton.

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