Susanne Rode-Breymann

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Susanne Rode-Breymann (born 29 May 1958 in Hamburg) is a German musicologist and since 2010 the president of the prestigious Hochschule für Musik, Theater und Medien Hannover in Hanover.


Rode-Breymann studied early music and music education at the Hamburg Conservatory and musicology, art history and literature at the University of Hamburg and received her doctorate in 1988 with a thesis on Alban Berg and Karl Kraus. She was a researcher at the University of Bayreuth (1988 to 1992) and the University of Bonn (1992 to 1996), a research fellow of the Paul Sacher Foundation in Basel in 1989 researching Anton Webern etc.[1] From 1996 to 1999 she taught as a university lecturer at the Hochschule für Musik, Theater und Medien Hannover and was from 1999 to 2004 a professor of historical musicology at the Hochschule für Musik und Tanz Köln. She was appointed professor of historical musicology at the university in Hannover in October 2004,[1] serving as Vice President from July 2006 to July 2008. In February 2010 she was elected president of the university.[2]

Rode-Breymann is editor and author of numerous publications in the fields of gender studies, music history, early modern, contemporary music and the music of the turn of the century.


  1. ^ a b Hochschule für Musik und Theater Hannover (September 2007). Orte der Musik: kulturelles Handeln von Frauen in der Stadt. Böhlau Verlag Köln Weimar. p. 289. ISBN 978-3-412-20008-4. Retrieved 9 November 2011. 
  2. ^ "Chronik der HMTMH / Hochschulgeschichte von 1897 bis heute" (in German). 2011. Retrieved 9 November 2011. 

External links[edit]

Literature by and about Susanne Rode-Breymann in the German National Library catalogue