Famous Austrian Pianists

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 1 Franz Peter Schubert

Franz Peter Schubert
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Famous As: Composer
Birthdate: January 31, 1797
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Himmelpfortgrund, Vienna, Austria
Died: November 19, 1828

Austrian composer Franz Peter Schubert was one of the most prominent figures of the Viennese Classical and Romantic periods. He initially performed at the Gesellschaft der Musikfreunde. His compositions include over 600 vocal works and several symphonies, operas, and piano sonatas. One of his most-talked-about works is the Unfinished Symphony.

 2 Joseph Haydn

Joseph Haydn
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Famous As: Composer
Birthdate: March 31, 1732
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Rohrau, Austria
Died: May 31, 1809

Joseph Haydn was an Austrian composer who played a key role in the progression of chamber music during the Classical period. He is often referred to as the Father of the String Quartet and Father of the Symphony for his contributions to musical form. Joseph Haydn is also credited with mentoring and tutoring Mozart and Beethoven, respectively.

 3 Andras Schiff

Andras Schiff
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Famous As: Pianist
Birthdate: December 21, 1953
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Budapest, Hungary

Born to Holocaust survivors, Hungarian-born pianist Andras Schiff began learning the piano at age 5. He is now best known for his interpretations of legends such as of Bach, Mozart, and Beethoven. His numerous awards include a Grammy. He was also knighted for his achievements.

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 4 Alfred Brendel

Alfred Brendel
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Famous As: Pianist, Composer
Birthdate: January 5, 1931
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Loučná nad Desnou

 5 Maria Anna Mozart

Maria Anna Mozart
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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: July 30, 1751
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Salzburg, Austria
Died: October 29, 1829

 6 Artur Schnabel

Artur Schnabel
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Famous As: Composer and pedagogue known for his intellectual seriousness as a musician
Birthdate: April 17, 1882
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Lipnik, Poland
Died: August 15, 1951

 7 Joe Zawinul

Joe Zawinul
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Famous As: Keyboardist
Birthdate: July 7, 1932
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Died: September 11, 2007
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 8 Franz Xaver Wolfgang Mozart

Franz Xaver Wolfgang Mozart
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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: July 26, 1791
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Died: July 29, 1844

 9 Carl Czerny

Carl Czerny
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Famous As: Composer
Birthdate: February 21, 1791
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Died: July 15, 1857

Carl Czerny was an Austrian composer, pianist, and teacher of Czech origin.  Born into a musical family, he started playing the piano as a toddler and began composing at the age of seven. He was prolific in his music production and composed over a thousand works, with his music spanning the late Classical and early Romantic eras.  

 10 Udo Jürgens

Udo Jürgens
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Famous As: Composer
Birthdate: September 30, 1934
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Klagenfurt, Austria
Died: December 21, 2014

Udo Jürgens first gained international acclaim after winning the 1966 Eurovision contest. While the Austrian singer began his career playing at clubs and on radio, he later revolutionized the German pop scene with songs such as Mit 66 Jahren. Buenos Días, Argentina remains one of his best-known songs.

 11 Friedrich Gulda

Friedrich Gulda
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Famous As: Pianist, Composer, Singer, Jazz musician
Birthdate: May 16, 1930
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Vienna
Died: January 27, 2000

 12 Anastasia Huppmann

Anastasia Huppmann
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Famous As: Pianist
Birthdate: November 16, 1988
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Tver, Russia

 13 Paul Wittgenstein

Paul Wittgenstein
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Famous As: Former pianist notable for commissioning new piano concerti for the left hand alone, following the amputation of his right arm during the First World War
Birthdate: November 5, 1887
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Died: March 3, 1961

 14 Therese Malfatti

Therese Malfatti
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Famous As: Musician best known as one of the possible dedicatees of Beethoven's famous bagatelle, Für Elise, WoO 59
Birthdate: January 1, 1792
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Died: April 27, 1851

 15 Maria Theresia von Paradis

Maria Theresia von Paradis
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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: May 15, 1759
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Died: February 1, 1824

 16 Viktor Ullmann

Viktor Ullmann
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Famous As: Composer
Birthdate: January 1, 1898
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Cieszyn, Poland
Died: October 18, 1944

 17 Felix Weingartner

Felix Weingartner
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Famous As: Conductor
Birthdate: June 2, 1863
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Zadar, Croatia
Died: May 7, 1942

 18 Marianna Martines

Marianna Martines
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: May 4, 1744
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Died: December 13, 1812

 19 Henri Herz

Henri Herz
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Famous As: Pianist
Birthdate: January 6, 1803
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Died: January 5, 1888

 20 Kurt Adler

Kurt Adler
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Famous As: Conductor
Birthdate: March 1, 1907
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Jindrichuv Hradec, Czechia
Died: September 21, 1977

Kurt Adler began studying music at age 6 and delivered his first public piano performance at 14. Though his parents were killed in a Nazi concentration camp, Adler fled to the U.S. and settled in New York. The master conductor is best remembered for his association with the Metropolitan Opera.

 21 Fannie Bloomfield Zeisler

Fannie Bloomfield Zeisler
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Famous As: Pianist
Birthdate: July 16, 1863
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Bielsko-Biala, Poland
Died: August 20, 1927