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.
Ludwig van BeethovenLudwig van Beethoven
16 December 1770
Composer
Wolfgang Amadeus MozartWolfgang Amadeus Mozart
27 January 1756
Composer

Dietrich MateschitzDietrich Mateschitz
20 May 1944
Businessman

Gustav MahlerGustav Mahler
07 July 1860
Composer

Joseph HaydnJoseph Haydn
31 March 1732
Composer

Arnold SchoenbergArnold Schoenberg
13 September 1874
Composer
Anton BrucknerAnton Bruckner
04 September 1824
Composer

Alban BergAlban Berg
09 February 1885
Composer

Anton WebernAnton Webern
03 December 1883
Music Composer
Gyorgy LigetiGyorgy Ligeti
28 May 1923
Composer

Bedrich SmetanaBedrich Smetana
02 March 1824
Composer
Franz Peter Schubert Franz Peter Schubert
31 January 1797
Composer

Conchita WurstConchita Wurst
06 November 1988
Singer, Model

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

Johann Strauss IIJohann Strauss II
25 October 1825
Composer

Herbert von KarajanHerbert von Karajan
05 April 1908
Conductor, Music director
Theodore BikelTheodore Bikel
02 May 1924
Actor

Artur SchnabelArtur Schnabel
17 April 1882
Composer, Pianist, Music educator

Alma MahlerAlma Mahler
31 August 1879
Composer

Joe ZawinulJoe Zawinul
07 July 1932
Pianist, Organist, Composer, Jazz musician,
Parov StelarParov Stelar
27 November 1974
Disc jockey, Jazz musician, Record producer,

Leopold MozartLeopold Mozart
14 November 1719
Composer
Max SteinerMax Steiner
10 May 1888
Conductor, Composer, Musician, Screenwriter, Film

Erich Wolfgang KorngoldErich Wolfgang Korngold
29 May 1897
Composer, Pianist, Conductor, Film score composer

Fritz KreislerFritz Kreisler
02 February 1875
Composer, Violinist
Johann Strauss IJohann Strauss I
14 March 1804
Austrian composer

Carl CzernyCarl Czerny
21 February 1791
pianist, composer, musicologist, music theorist
Thomas LangThomas Lang
05 August 1967
Jazz musician, Screenwriter, Songwriter, Record

Alfred BrendelAlfred Brendel
05 January 1931
Pianist, Composer

Johann Nepomuk HummelJohann Nepomuk Hummel
14 September 1778
composer, conductor, pianist, concertmaster
Franz LehárFranz Lehár
30 April 1870
Composer

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Johann Joseph FuxJohann Joseph Fux
1660 AD
organist, conductor, composer, musicologist, music
Frederick LoeweFrederick Loewe
10 June 1901
Composer

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

Udo JürgensUdo Jürgens
30 September 1934
Composer

Michael HaydnMichael Haydn
14 September 1737
composer, organist, musician
Hanns EislerHanns Eisler
06 July 1898
Composer, Screenwriter, University teacher, Film
Heinrich Ignaz Franz BiberHeinrich Ignaz Franz Biber
12 August 1644
Composer

Friedrich GuldaFriedrich Gulda
16 May 1930
Pianist, Composer, Singer, Jazz musician

Fannie Bloomfield ZeislerFannie Bloomfield Zeisler
16 July 1863
Pianist

FalcoFalco
19 February 1957
Musician
Nikolaus HarnoncourtNikolaus Harnoncourt
06 December 1929
Conductor, Musician, Choir director, Viol player,

Alexander von ZemlinskyAlexander von Zemlinsky
14 October 1871
Composer

Franz von SuppéFranz von Suppé
18 April 1819
Composer

Franz Xaver SüssmayrFranz Xaver Süssmayr
22 July 1766
Composer

Hermann NitschHermann Nitsch
29 August 1938
Artist, Experimental artist, Painter, Composer
Ernst KrenekErnst Krenek
23 August 1900
Composer

Anton KarasAnton Karas
07 July 1906
Composer, Musician, Film score composer
Carl Ditters von DittersdorfCarl Ditters von Dittersdorf
02 November 1739
Composer, Conductor

Therese MalfattiTherese Malfatti
01 January 1792
Musician, Pianist, Composer

Anton DiabelliAnton Diabelli
05 September 1781
Music Publisher
Erwin SchulhoffErwin Schulhoff
08 June 1894
Composer, Pianist, Choreographer, Conductor

Émile Jaques-DalcrozeÉmile Jaques-Dalcroze
06 July 1865
Composer
Erich KleiberErich Kleiber
05 August 1890
Conductor

Rudolf BingRudolf Bing
09 January 1902
Impresario

Ernst TochErnst Toch
07 December 1887
Composer

Johann Georg AlbrechtsbergerJohann Georg Albrechtsberger
03 February 1736
Composer

Felix WeingartnerFelix Weingartner
02 June 1863
Conductor
Joseph MohrJoseph Mohr
11 December 1792
Composer, Writer

Henri HerzHenri Herz
06 January 1803
Pianist

Egon WelleszEgon Wellesz
21 October 1885
Composer

Georg Matthias MonnGeorg Matthias Monn
09 April 1717
Organist
Guido AdlerGuido Adler
01 November 1855
Musicologist

Gottfried von EinemGottfried von Einem
24 January 1918
Composer
Norbert BraininNorbert Brainin
12 March 1923
Musician

Kurt AdlerKurt Adler
01 March 1907
Conductor

Felix MottlFelix Mottl
24 August 1856
Conductor
Erich von HornbostelErich von Hornbostel
25 February 1877
Musicologist

Ignaz von SeyfriedIgnaz von Seyfried
15 August 1776
Musician
Kurt Herbert AdlerKurt Herbert Adler
02 April 1905
Conductor

Ignaz BösendorferIgnaz Bösendorfer
28 July 1796
Musician

Thomas Daniel SchleeThomas Daniel Schlee
26 October 1957
Composer
Siegmund NisselSiegmund Nissel
03 January 1922
Musician

Salomon SulzerSalomon Sulzer
30 March 1804
Hazzan
August Wilhelm AmbrosAugust Wilhelm Ambros
17 November 1816
Composer

Joseph GunglJoseph Gungl
01 December 1809
Composer

Franz GruberFranz Gruber
25 November 1787
 

Oscar StrausOscar Straus
06 March 1870
Composer
Wolfgang HeinzWolfgang Heinz
18 May 1900
Film actor
Ludwig von KöchelLudwig von Köchel
14 January 1800
Austrian musician

Léon MinkusLéon Minkus
23 March 1826
 

Friedrich Dionysus WeberFriedrich Dionysus Weber
1766 AD