18th May 1854
9th December 1924
Bernard Zweers was a Dutch composer and music teacher. Bernard Zweers was born in 1854 as the son of an Amsterdam book- and music shopkeeper. Although his father was an amateur singer, he strongly disapproved of his son’s musical interests, expecting him to follow him in the family business. Being fundamentally self-taught, he had some minor musical successes before his parents finally approved and sent him to study with Salomon Jadassohn in Leipzig in 1881-1883.