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Johan Victor Dahlberg
1915 - 1946
The Netherlands / Suriname
J.V. Dahlberg
Johan Victor Dahlberg (04/09/1915 - 23/11/1946), a Dutch composer from Suriname, born in Paramaribo, died in Nijmegen (The Netherlands). His father died shortly before or after his birth, and when Johan Victor was seven months of age his mother left Surinam and took him to the Netherlands. His musical talent was recognized at an early age. At the music school of Nijmegen he had piano, violin and theory lessons. After finishing high school he went with his mother to Amsterdam to continue his studies at the Conservatory. His composition teachers were Sem Dresden and Hendrik Andriessen. Suffering from tuberculosis, he spent most of the war years in hospitals. He died at age 31. His oeuvre includes piano music, chamber music, orchestral works (including ‘Symphonie macabre', 1938-1940) and choral works.
Composed in:1945
Musical form:fragments
Requiem (uncompleted) for 5 voices (or more) with instrumental accompagniment.