Where are all the women gone… the women composers?

Until 2nd of September an exhibition in the Orangery of Schönbrunn Palace in Vienna will be dedicated to the work of famous composers – female composers.

Women have played a significant role in the making of music throughout the centuries. From five different perspectives, in five specially-designed rooms, the exhibition will highlight the substantial contribution that women have made in Europe both in the fields of composition and music-making too. From Hildegard von Bingen to Olga Neuwirth, women’s hitherto unrecognised profile in the history of music will be seen in a wider political context now that efforts have been made, both in Europe and internationally, to create a more gender-balanced world.
For example – did you know, that the melody of “Happy Birthday to Youuuuu“ was composed by two women?


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