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Johanna Müller-Hermann

Do you know the composer Johanna Müller-Hermann? No? This is not very surprising at present, but during her lifetime it was different, and this article is intended to arouse curiosity about her music.
On 19 March 1930, the daily newspaper “Wiener Journal” announced that a work by “Johann Fr. Müller-Hermann” would be premiered that evening at the fourth regular social concert of the “Gesellschaft der Musikfreunde”. A first indication that female composers were a bit suspect.

Misia – muse, patron and model

Misia – Muse, Mäzenin und Model   von Anja Weinberger   Misia - muse, patron and model           by Anja WeinbergerI first came across the name Misia Sert when I was looking for a topic for my diploma thesis. The course of study...

Paula Modersohn-Becker

Paula Modersohn-Becker   by Anja Weinberger Paula Modersohn-Becker   by Anja Weinberger For many years I have been fascinated by the paintings of Paula Modersohn-Becker. The touching figures, the earthy colors, the direct gaze that fixes you out of many...

Anna Bon di Venezia

Anna Bon di Venezia by Anja WeinbergerTruly astonishing things happen when you try to learn more about Anna Bon. Like a mirage, she appears on the horizon of music history in the 1750s, only to disappear again in the mid-1760s. During this rather short period, she...
Misia – muse, patron and model

Misia – muse, patron and model

Misia – Muse, Mäzenin und Model   von Anja Weinberger   Misia - muse, patron and model           by Anja WeinbergerI first came across the name Misia Sert when I was looking for a topic for my diploma thesis. The course of study...

Paula Modersohn-Becker

Paula Modersohn-Becker

Paula Modersohn-Becker   by Anja Weinberger Paula Modersohn-Becker   by Anja Weinberger For many years I have been fascinated by the paintings of Paula Modersohn-Becker. The touching figures, the earthy colors, the direct gaze that fixes you out of many...

Anna Bon di Venezia

Anna Bon di Venezia

Anna Bon di Venezia by Anja WeinbergerTruly astonishing things happen when you try to learn more about Anna Bon. Like a mirage, she appears on the horizon of music history in the 1750s, only to disappear again in the mid-1760s. During this rather short period, she...

Emanuel Schikaneder

Emanuel Schikaneder

Emanuel Schikaneder was born on September 1, 1751. Although he wrote 55 operas, plays and songs in his lifetime, he is best known for writing the text to The Magic Flute, having the play performed in his theater, and also for writing the …

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Sigfrid Karg-Elert

Sigfrid Karg-Elert

Siegfried was born in Oberndorf am Neckar in 1877 as one of 12 children of the Karg family. Even the little three-year-old boy displayed an almost morbid enthusiasm for bells and could be kept busy for hours with numbers and arithmetic problems …

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Fauré and his wonderful fantasy

Fauré and his wonderful fantasy

Gabriel Urbain Fauré was born in 1845 in the very south of France. He was a gifted little boy in a not particularly musical family. Favorable circumstances allowed him to go to the École Niedermeyer in Paris. There he learned (almost) …

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Everything twice – Doppler, Fürstenau, Moyse and co.

Everything twice – Doppler, Fürstenau, Moyse and co.

We flutists stumble again and again over this drawn picture of the Doppler brothers playing the flute, one holding the flute to the right, one to the left – and that with this name .(“doppelt” in German means “twice the same”) Unfortunately, I have now read that this is pure invention. Both have, …

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Gaubert’s wonderful chamber music

Gaubert’s wonderful chamber music

We are in France before the turn of the century. A young boy is born in Cahors (1879), it soon becomes apparent that he is musically very talented. A favorable wind inspires his life path …

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