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The dark night has vanished: songs by Josephine Lang taste for more

Already at the age of 16, the German composer Josephine Lang (1815-1880) published two collections of songs; eventually she would write over 300. Although she was very successful in her own time, rivalling such established song composers as Schubert and … Continue reading

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In 2021 the theme of ‘female composer’ still touches upon an open nerve

Even in 2021 the theme of ‘Female composer’ touches apon an open nerve. Continue reading

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Between diapers & dishes – the (in)visibility of the female composer

Amsterdam, 8 March 2018. No chance to miss today is women’s day. The media are brimming with articles about the unequal pay for women and their still limited representation in prestigious positions. – In politics, the business world, universities and … Continue reading

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How Fanny Mendelssohn was eclipsed by Felix

Fanny Mendelssohn (1805-1847) was Felix Mendelssohn’s elder sister by four years. They both received sound musical training, but she surpassed him in virtuosity at the piano. Her relationship with Felix was intense, but also suffocating. Due to his opposition, Fanny … Continue reading

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Vanachter de chador – vrouwelijke componist nog altijd veronachtzaamd

Surfend op het internet stuitte ik op een blog over de veronachtzaming van vrouwelijke componisten dat ik in 2009 schreef voor Radio 4. Helaas is de inhoud nog altijd actueel. Daarom vandaag een herplaatsing op mijn eigen blog. Weblog: Vanachter … Continue reading

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Holländer im Abgeordentenhaus: ‘Frauen wollen überwältigt werden’

Am 15. März stimmte ein beträchtlicher Teil der Holländer für Thierry Baudet, das Äquivalent von Grab ‘m by the pussy. Baudet meint: ‘Frauen wollen überwältigt werden’, trotzdem gewann er im Wahlkampf 2 Plätze im Abgeordnetenhaus. – Ein schwarzer Tag für die Emanzipation. Darum in … Continue reading

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