- Birgitta Maria Schmid
(b Oppenheim, Nov 27, 1879; d Oppenheim, Aug 11, 1961). German composer, pianist and violinist. At the age of 14 she entered Dr Hoch’s conservatory in Frankfurt, where she studied with Iwan Knorr (composition), Carl Friedberg (piano) and Adolf Rebner (violin). She studied in Leipzig with Max(imilian) Reger and won the Arthur Nikisch prize for composition there in 1910. Senfter’s large output includes nine symphonies, and concertos for piano, violin, viola and cello. She composed in a late-Romantic style and the formal design of the symphonies reveals the influence of Bruckner. Composition dates for most of her works have not been established.