Raschenau, Maria Anna [Marianna] von
- Janet K. Page
(b Vienna, Austria, bap. Oct 16, 1644 or b. c1650; d Vienna, June 4, 1714). Austrian composer and Chormeisterin. The daughter of an imperial court employee, she received a broad education, including languages, philosophy, theology, history, and music. She excelled in the latter, composing, singing, and playing organ, harpsichord, lute, guitar, violin, viol, and transverse flute. In 1669 she was awarded a court stipend to further her education, and she began to serve the imperial couple (...