May Brahe

May Brahe acheived remarkable success in that more than 290 of her 500 or so songs were published. She was the only Australian woman composer to win both local and international recognition before WW2.

Born in Melbourne, May Brahe acheived remarkable success in that more than 290 of her 500 or so songs were published. She was the only Australian woman composer to win both local and international recognition before WW2. She is best known for what has now become Dame Joan Sutherland's standard encore: Bless This House.

Compositions by May Brahe appear on

Repose

Composer

Beautiful lullabies and cradle songs by Australian composers from 1890-1999. Featuring soprano Linda Thompson (Australian Opera and VSO Young Artist) and pianist Deviani Segal, this delightful collection features world premiere recordings of Australian lullabies and cradle songs.