Van Lier, Bertus
Van Lier, Bertus
Van Lier, Bertus, Dutch composer, conductor, music critic, and teacher; b. Utrecht, Sept. 10, 1906; d. Roden, Feb. 14, 1972. He was a student of Pijper (composition) in Amsterdam and of Scherchen (conducting) in Strasbourg. After a period as a conductor, music critic, and composer in Utrecht, he taught at the Rotterdam Cons. (1945-60) and then was active in the art history dept. at the Univ. of Groningen. He publ. the vols. Buiten de maastreep (Beyond the Bar Line; Amsterdam, 1948) and Rhythme en metrum (Groningen, 1967). Van Lier’s early compositions were modeled on Pijper’s “germ-cell” theory, to which he imparted a literary symbolism.
dramatic: Ballet: Katharsis (1945; concert version, Utrecht, Nov. 29, 1950). Incidental Music To: Sophocles’s Ajax (1932) and Antigone (1952). ORCH.: 3 syms. (1928; 1930-31, rev. 1946; 1938-39); Concertino for Cello and Chamber Orch. (1933); Bassoon Concerto (1950); Symfoniafor 2 String Orchs., Double Wind Quintet, and Timpani (1954); Divertimento facile (1957); Concertante Musicfor Violin, Oboe, and Orch. (1959); Intrada reale e Sinfonia festiva (1964); Variaties en thema (1967; Bergen, Jan. 17, 1968). CHAMBER: String Quartet (1929); Sonata for Solo Violin (1931); Small Suitefor Violin and Piano (1935); piano pieces. VOCAL: De dijk (The Dike) for Narrator and Chamber Orch. (1937); Canti-cumfor Women’s Chorus, 2 Flutes, Piano, 4-Hands, and Strings (1939); O Netherlands, Pay Attention,cantata for Chorus, Timpani, and Strings (1945); Het Hooglied (The Song of Songs) for Soloists, Chorus, and Small Orch. (1949); Cantate voor Kerstmis (Christmas Cantata) for Chorus and Orch. (1955); 3 Old Persian Quatrainsfor Soprano, Bass Flute, Oboe d’Amore, and Piano (1956); 5 Mei: Zi] (5thof May: They), oratorio (Radio Hilversum, May 5, 1963); choruses.
—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire
"Van Lier, Bertus." Baker’s Biographical Dictionary of Musicians. . Encyclopedia.com. (April 19, 2019). https://www.encyclopedia.com/arts/dictionaries-thesauruses-pictures-and-press-releases/van-lier-bertus
"Van Lier, Bertus." Baker’s Biographical Dictionary of Musicians. . Retrieved April 19, 2019 from Encyclopedia.com: https://www.encyclopedia.com/arts/dictionaries-thesauruses-pictures-and-press-releases/van-lier-bertus
Encyclopedia.com gives you the ability to cite reference entries and articles according to common styles from the Modern Language Association (MLA), The Chicago Manual of Style, and the American Psychological Association (APA).
Within the “Cite this article” tool, pick a style to see how all available information looks when formatted according to that style. Then, copy and paste the text into your bibliography or works cited list.
Because each style has its own formatting nuances that evolve over time and not all information is available for every reference entry or article, Encyclopedia.com cannot guarantee each citation it generates. Therefore, it’s best to use Encyclopedia.com citations as a starting point before checking the style against your school or publication’s requirements and the most-recent information available at these sites:
Modern Language Association
The Chicago Manual of Style
American Psychological Association
- Most online reference entries and articles do not have page numbers. Therefore, that information is unavailable for most Encyclopedia.com content. However, the date of retrieval is often important. Refer to each style’s convention regarding the best way to format page numbers and retrieval dates.
- In addition to the MLA, Chicago, and APA styles, your school, university, publication, or institution may have its own requirements for citations. Therefore, be sure to refer to those guidelines when editing your bibliography or works cited list.