the women who composed

Explore the women of the classical composing world. Read their inspiring stories

and listen to their incredible music

Marianna von Martines

Although the spelling of her name is debated – Marianna/Mariana/Marie Anne, Martines/Martinez – its clear that she was a talented and driven composer. Born in Vienna in 1744 to a wealthy Austrian mother and a Neapolitan father, she grew up with her five surviving siblings in the Michaelerhaus, which sat in the heart of Vienna […]

Martines and Boetzelaer Livestream

Enjoy our livestream concert from 20 June 2020 featuring Josina van Boetzelaer and Marianna Martines! For more information on the composers, visit their bio pages. Repertoire & Translations Josina van Boetzelaer Che non mi disse un di, Op. 4 (1780) What hasn’t he already said to me? Which gods hasn’t he sworn to? And how, […]

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