The history of Austria

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.

Empress Maria Ludovica – The Poet’s Immovable Muse

Empress Maria Ludovicaby Julia MeisterEmpress Maria Ludovica - The Poet's Immovable MuseEmperor Franz II/I had, as is still partly known, more wives than numbers in his name. Exactly four wives stood by him - sometimes more, sometimes less long - during his life. The...

The Story of Henriette Alexandrine of Nassau-Weilburg or: How the Christmas Tree Came to Vienna

How the Christmas tree came to Viennaby Julia MeisterThe Story of Henriette Alexandrine of Nassau-Weilburg or: How the Christmas Tree Came to ViennaThe only Protestant woman buried in the Capuchin crypt - that Viennese attraction popular with tourists, which...

Maria Karolina – the Italian Maria Theresa

Maria Karolinaby Julia MeisterMaria Karolina - the Italian Maria TheresaIt is well known that Maria Theresa liked to bring her daughters to men as profitably as possible in order to consolidate alliances and underpin alliances through marriage. This process was seldom...
The Sachertorte

The Sachertorte

The Sachertorte by Thomas StieglerCakes, as we know them today, have not been around that long. Yet the term cake...

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Mozart in Vienna

Mozart in Vienna

Mozart in Vienna   by Katharina Mölk Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart1 was born in Salzburg on January 27, 1756. He was...

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