Frohlich, Anna


The eldest of four sisters, all natives of Vienna, who distinguished themselves in the artistic world. Franz Schubert is said to have composed for her Gott ist Mein Hirt, Gott in der Natur, Nachtelle, The Serenade and other compositions. She studied piano under Hummel and singing under Hauss and Siboni, and became an excellent artiste. From 1819 to 1854 she was a teacher of singing at the Conservatory at Vienna, where she trained many dramatic and concert singers who have since become famous.