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Re: Who is Bernard van Dieren?
You could always use the search facility on MusicWeb to find out. I think what you call 'this kind of thing' is an important feature of a review. Way back in the mists of time when virtually all I knew was the Planets and a few opera arias I came across Gramophone and started to read it regularly. It was full of references to composers I had never heard of but that stimulated me to use the local record library to find out more.
Do not blame Rob Barnett because he mentions a composer you have never heard of - that is not his problem. It is so easy today to hear virtually anything via the internet that there really is no excuse.
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