London: Oxford University Press, . Large octavo. Original publisher's decorative brown wrappers. 1f. (printed note regarding accidentals), 74 pp.
With a printed dedication to Frederic Delius to upper margin of p. 1. Errata list tipped in between pp. 2 and 3.
Upper wrapper handstamped "Complimentary Copy."
Wrappers somewhat worn and soiled; two small tears and very slight loss to head and tail of spine. Occasional light soiling and wear, not affecting music.
First Edition. OCLC no. 48700974.
"At the core of [van Dieren's] output are the six string quartets," whose "harmonic language varies from Schoenbergian atonality... to melting Delian chords; especially noteworthy are the exquisite cadences. Thematic material is always economically employed, while, as Gray pointed out, each work demonstrates ‘an entirely separate line of thought’."
Dieren was a Dutch composer active in England, and a personal friend of Frederic Delius. "His influence may be detected in particular in the music of his pupils Warlock and William Busch, of his friends Moeran and Lambert, and indeed of later composers as disparate as ApIvor and Stevenson." Alastair Chrisholm in Grove Music Online. Item #26762
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