Bertha Frensel Wegener-Koopman

Bertha Frensel Wegener-Koopman
(b. Bloemendaal, Sep 27, 1874; d. Amsterdam, Jul 17, 1953)

She studied at the Amsterdam Conservatory with Sara Bosman-Benedicts (piano) and Bernard Zweers (composition). After graduating in 1898 she went to Frankfurt to study singing with Hugo Bellwidt. For some years she worked as an accompanist in the
Netherlands and Germany and concentrated on writing songs. During her lifetime her works were regularly performed by leading Dutch singers. Her daughter Emmy Frensel-Wegener became a composer as well.


Most of her works are written for singers or female choirs.
For a selective list of works contact agrafenina [at]

Further reading:

J. H. Letzer: Muzikaal Nederland 1850–1910 (Utrecht, 2/1913), 192

H. Badings: De hedendaagsche nederlandsche muziek (Amsterdam, 1936)