Famous People From Austria
Think Vienna, the music capital of the world, is all about pop, rock, blues & jazz? Not quite so. Before every musical tradition found its stage in Vienna, it used to be the sanctum sanctorum of legendary musicians like Mozart, Beethoven, Haydn, Schubert, Straus Sr. and Jr., Brahms and other classical musical marvels who gave the city its own musical identity. It was in the lilting land of Austria that the symphonic sounds of Mozart and Beethoven soared new scales. Modern day Vienna is torn between old and new sounds now with contemporary musical forms dominating the new-age music scene. But amid the pop, jazz and rock craze, one can still listen to the dulcet notes of violins, pianos and cellos reverberating in the hearts of every music lover. Such was the greatness of these Austrian musicians. These musical maestros have put Austria on the map over the years and delivered some best melodies the world has ever known. We have captured the timelines, life stories and interesting trivia & facts of some famous Austrian musicians in their biographies who wowed the world with their sheer musical ingenuity.
Wolfgang Amadeus MozartWolfgang Amadeus Mozart
27 January 1756
Joseph HaydnJoseph Haydn
31 March 1732

Gustav MahlerGustav Mahler
07 July 1860

Arnold SchoenbergArnold Schoenberg
13 September 1874

Anton BrucknerAnton Bruckner
04 September 1824

Alban BergAlban Berg
09 February 1885
Anton WebernAnton Webern
03 December 1883
Music Composer

Franz Peter Schubert Franz Peter Schubert
31 January 1797

Bedrich SmetanaBedrich Smetana
02 March 1824

Gyorgy LigetiGyorgy Ligeti
28 May 1923
Conchita WurstConchita Wurst
06 November 1988
Singer, Model

Franz SchubertFranz Schubert
31 January 1797
Composer, Pianist
Max SteinerMax Steiner
10 May 1888
Conductor, Composer, Musician, Screenwriter, Film

Leopold I, Holy Roman EmperorLeopold I, Holy Roman Emperor
09 June 1640

Johann Strauss IIJohann Strauss II
25 October 1825
Joseph I, Holy Roman EmperorJoseph I, Holy Roman Emperor
26 July 1678

Herbert von KarajanHerbert von Karajan
05 April 1908
Conductor, Music director
Parov StelarParov Stelar
27 November 1974
Disc jockey, Jazz musician, Record producer,

Leopold MozartLeopold Mozart
14 November 1719

Joe ZawinulJoe Zawinul
07 July 1932
Pianist, Organist, Composer, Jazz musician,
Fritz KreislerFritz Kreisler
02 February 1875
Composer, Violinist

Erich Wolfgang KorngoldErich Wolfgang Korngold
29 May 1897
Composer, Pianist, Conductor, Film score composer
Johann Strauss IJohann Strauss I
14 March 1804
Austrian composer

Carl CzernyCarl Czerny
20 February 1791
pianist, composer, musicologist, music theorist

Thomas LangThomas Lang
05 August 1967
Jazz musician, Screenwriter, Songwriter, Record

Johann Nepomuk HummelJohann Nepomuk Hummel
14 September 1778
composer, conductor, pianist, concertmaster
Franz LehárFranz Lehár
30 April 1870
Johann Joseph FuxJohann Joseph Fux
1660 AD
organist, conductor, composer, musicologist, music

Alfred BrendelAlfred Brendel
05 January 1931
Pianist, Composer

19 February 1957

Udo JürgensUdo Jürgens
30 September 1934
Actor, Singer, Composer, Pianist
Hanns EislerHanns Eisler
06 July 1898
Composer, Screenwriter, University teacher, Film

Bruno SchulzBruno Schulz
12 July 1892
Writer, Painter, Literary critic

Michael HaydnMichael Haydn
14 September 1737
composer, organist, musician

Hermann NitschHermann Nitsch
29 August 1938
Artist, Experimental artist, Painter, Composer

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Friedrich GuldaFriedrich Gulda
16 May 1930
Pianist, Composer, Singer, Jazz musician
Alexander von ZemlinskyAlexander von Zemlinsky
14 October 1871
conductor, composer, writer

Nikolaus HarnoncourtNikolaus Harnoncourt
06 December 1929
Conductor, Musician, Choir director, Viol player,
Artur SchnabelArtur Schnabel
17 April 1882
Composer, Pianist, Music educator

Thomas Daniel SchleeThomas Daniel Schlee
26 October 1957

Anton KarasAnton Karas
07 July 1906
Composer, Musician, Film score composer
Erwin SchulhoffErwin Schulhoff
08 June 1894
Composer, Pianist, Choreographer, Conductor

Therese MalfattiTherese Malfatti
01 January 1792
Musician, Pianist, Composer
Carl Ditters von DittersdorfCarl Ditters von Dittersdorf
02 November 1739
Composer, Conductor

Joseph MohrJoseph Mohr
11 December 1792
Composer, Writer

Heinrich Ignaz Franz von BiberHeinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber
12 August 1644

Franz GruberFranz Gruber
25 November 1787

Léon MinkusLéon Minkus
23 March 1826
Alma Mahler Gropius WerfelAlma Mahler Gropius Werfel
31 August 1879

Friedrich Dionysus WeberFriedrich Dionysus Weber
1766 AD