The Encyclopedia Americana (1920)/Diemer, Louis

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DIEMER, dyâ'mār', Louis, French composer and pianist: b. Paris 1843. He studied at the Conservatoire under A. Thomas, Marmontel, Benoist and other masters, and took first prize for piano playing at the age of 13. In 1888 he was appointed professor of piano at the Conservatory in succession to Marmontel. At the Exposition of 1889 he gave a series of historical piano recitals, the great success of which induced him to devote himself to the older piano music. He is founder of the Société des anciens instruments and has published a fine collection of ‘Clavicinistes Français.’ His own compositions in the form of chamber music also include several pianoforte selections, concertstücks for violin, piano, and a brilliant pianoforte concerto.