Paul van Kempen


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(b Zoeterwoude, Leyden, 1893; d Hilversum, 1955). Dutch conductor and violinist. Leader, Concertgebouw Orch. under Mengelberg. Leader of several Ger. orchs. before becoming cond. in Oberhausen, 1932. Cond. Dresden PO 1934–42. Cond. Berlin State Opera 1940, Aachen Opera 1942–3. Chief cond. Hilversum Radio from 1949, and in Bremen from 1953.

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