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Sheet music for Bertus van Lier
3-lingual edition: German, French, Dutch. Composed by Bart Van Lier. Book. Published by Advance Music (AV.3110).
Composed by Bart Van Lier. Book. Published by Advance Music (AV.3111).
Soprano Recorder and Guitar
Composed by W. van Lier. Book Only. Beriato Music #BVP782. Published by Beriato Music (BT.BVP782).
Guitar and Recorder
Composed by W. Van Lier. Sheet music. Score and parts. MDS (Music Distribution Services) #BRP 782. Published by MDS (Music Distribution Services) (M7.BRP-782).
Composed by Richard Strauss (1864-1949). Arranged by Jaques Van Lier. With Standard notation. Universal Edition #UE1340. Published by Universal Edition (PR.UE001340).
Trumpet / Flugel Horn / Cornet / Baritone / Trombo TC/BC
Original Edition. Tipboek. Educational Tool. Book Only. Composed 2000. 140 pages. The Tipbook Company #1002409-401. Published by The Tipbook Company (BT.1002409-401).
Music for Orchestra
- First Symphony (1928)
- Second Symphony (1930, revised 1945)
- Third Symphony (1939)
- Catharsis, a symphonic ballet (1945)
- Concert (1950)
- Symphonia (1954)
- Divertimento facile (1957)
- Intrada reale e sinfonia festiva (1964)
- Suite (1966)
Selected other Compositions
- Sonate pour une poupée (1925)
- Deux poésies de Ronsard Cependant que ce beau mois dure, Ephitaphe (1931)
- Small Suite (1935)
- The Dike, choir music on a text by Van Engelman (1937)
- A tfile fun a ghettojid (Yiddish: Prayer of a ghetto Jew), text by Kwiattkowska (1948)
- Ik sla de trom... (Dutch: I Hit the Drum...), text by J. Greshoff (1948)
- Theater music for “Aias and Antigone” by Sofokles, translated by Van Lier (1952)
- Cantata for Christmis, text by J. Thomson (1955)
- 5 May: She, text by K de Josselin de Jong (1962)
Born 1906 in Utrecht, Bertus van Lier studied cello with Ferrée and Orobio de Castro and composition with Willem Pijper at the Amsterdam Academy of Music. He continued his studies with the German composer Hermann Scherchen in Strassbourg.
Van Lier taught at the Music Academies of Utrecht, Rotterdam and Amsterdam and reviewed concerts for the Dutch daily “Het Parool” (selected reviews were later published in a book). After completing his doctorate with the highest honors in 1964 at the Groningen University, he was appointed as lecturer at this university 1966. He died in 1972, at the age of 65, in Roden near Groningen.
(contribution by Gidon J. Berman <email@example.com>)
Hans van Lier <firstname.lastname@example.org> comments: In Gidon Berman’s “Life” of my father, Bertus van Lier, I find the following text: “After completing his doctorate with the highest honors in 1964 at the Groningen University, he was appointed as lecturer at this university 1966.” This assertion is not correct. Simply: Bertus van Lier was awarded a honorary doctorate (Dr. h.c. or Doctor honoris causa) by the Groningen University in 1964.