Find out more about the greatest German Composers, including Ludwig van Beethoven, Johann Sebastian Bach, Hans Zimmer, John Denver and Richard Wagner.
Ludwig van BeethovenLudwig van Beethoven
16 December 1770
Composer
Johann Sebastian BachJohann Sebastian Bach
31 March 1685
Composer

Richard WagnerRichard Wagner
22 May 1813
Composer, conductor, theatre director

Franz LisztFranz Liszt
22 October 1811
Composer, pianist, conductor and teacher

George Frideric HandelGeorge Frideric Handel
23 February 1685
Composer

Johannes BrahmsJohannes Brahms
07 May 1833
Composer and pianist
André PrevinAndré Previn
06 April 1929
Musician

Theodor W. AdornoTheodor W. Adorno
11 September 1903
Philosopher

Johann PachelbelJohann Pachelbel
01 September 1653
Composer, Organist and Teacher
William HerschelWilliam Herschel
15 November 1738
Astronomer, Composer

Karlheinz StockhausenKarlheinz Stockhausen
22 August 1928
Composer
Carl OrffCarl Orff
10 July 1895
Composer

Kurt WeillKurt Weill
02 March 1900
Composer

Mikhail GlinkaMikhail Glinka
01 June 1804
Composer

Paul HindemithPaul Hindemith
16 November 1895
Composer

Max BruchMax Bruch
06 January 1838
Composer and Conductor
Dieterich BuxtehudeDieterich Buxtehude
24 June 1637
Musical Composer and Organist

Alfred SchnittkeAlfred Schnittke
24 November 1934
Composer

Ferruccio BusoniFerruccio Busoni
01 April 1866
Composer

Max RegerMax Reger
19 March 1873
Composer
Clara Wieck SchumannClara Wieck Schumann
13 September 1819
Musician & Composer

Adolf von HenseltAdolf von Henselt
12 May 1814
Composer
Ramin DjawadiRamin Djawadi
19 July 1974
Composer, Record producer, Film score composer

Felix MendelssohnFelix Mendelssohn
03 February 1809
Composer

Max RichterMax Richter
22 March 1966
Composer
Clara SchumannClara Schumann
13 September 1819
Pianist, Composer, Music educator

Lou BegaLou Bega
13 April 1975
Singer, Composer
Klaus MeineKlaus Meine
25 May 1948
Singer, Composer, Songwriter, Guitarist

Frederick William III of PrussiaFrederick William III of Prussia
03 August 1770
Composer, Politician

Rudolf SchenkerRudolf Schenker
31 August 1948
Composer, Entrepreneur, Guitarist, Writer
Thomas AndersThomas Anders
01 March 1963
Composer, Singer, Actor, Songwriter, Record

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Jacques OffenbachJacques Offenbach
20 June 1819
Composer, Cellist, Conductor, Impresario
Barbara OrbisonBarbara Orbison
10 January 1950
Record producer, Music publisher, Composer

Horst WesselHorst Wessel
09 October 1907
Composer

Tom TykwerTom Tykwer
23 May 1965
Film director, Film producer, Screenwriter,

Georg Philipp TelemannGeorg Philipp Telemann
14 March 1681
Composer, Musicologist, Musician, Conductor, Music
Paul LandersPaul Landers
09 December 1964
Guitarist, Musician
Carl Philipp Emanuel BachCarl Philipp Emanuel Bach
08 March 1714
Composer, Pianist, Musicologist, Music theorist

Carl Maria von WeberCarl Maria von Weber
18 November 1786
Composer

Houston Stewart ChamberlainHouston Stewart Chamberlain
09 September 1855
Racial theorist, Writer, Politician, Philosopher,

Uli Jon RothUli Jon Roth
18 December 1954
Guitarist, Composer
Fanny MendelssohnFanny Mendelssohn
14 November 1805
Composer, Pianist

James LastJames Last
17 April 1929
Composer, Conductor, Jazz musician, Pianist,

Harold FaltermeyerHarold Faltermeyer
05 October 1952
Composer, Record producer, Film score composer

Matthias JabsMatthias Jabs
25 October 1955
Composer, Entrepreneur, Guitarist, Songwriter

Nils FrahmNils Frahm
20 September 1982
Musician, Composer, Pianist
Blixa BargeldBlixa Bargeld
12 January 1959
Actor, Composer, Experimental musician, Singer,

Johann Christian BachJohann Christian Bach
05 September 1735
Composer
Bert KaempfertBert Kaempfert
16 October 1923
Composer, Conductor, Record producer, Film score

Udo DirkschneiderUdo Dirkschneider
06 April 1952
Singer, Composer

Klaus SchulzeKlaus Schulze
04 August 1947
Composer, Musician
ATBATB
26 February 1973
Disc jockey, Musician, Composer

Klaus BadeltKlaus Badelt
12 June 1967
Composer, Film score composer
Marco MinnemannMarco Minnemann
24 December 1970
Composer, Jazz musician

Cosima WagnerCosima Wagner
24 December 1837
Composer, Writer, Director

Edgar FroeseEdgar Froese
06 June 1944
Composer, Musician, Film score composer

Wilhelm FurtwänglerWilhelm Furtwängler
 

Johann Nepomuk HummelJohann Nepomuk Hummel
14 September 1778
composer, conductor, pianist, concertmaster
Johann van BeethovenJohann van Beethoven
14 November 1740
Musician, Conductor, Singer, Composer

Giacomo MeyerbeerGiacomo Meyerbeer
05 September 1791
composer, conductor, autobiographer,music director

Herbert GrönemeyerHerbert Grönemeyer
 

William BasinskiWilliam Basinski
25 June 1958
Composer
Marc StreitenfeldMarc Streitenfeld
24 October 1974
composer, film score composer

Dietrich Fischer-DieskauDietrich Fischer-Dieskau
28 May 1925
Conductor, Singer, Opera singer, Musician, Writer,
Markus SchulzMarkus Schulz
03 February 1975
Club DJ, Disc jockey, Composer, Record producer

Hans von BülowHans von Bülow
08 January 1830
Conductor

Louis SpohrLouis Spohr
05 April 1784
Composer, Conductor, Musicologist, Music educator
Engelbert HumperdinckEngelbert Humperdinck
01 September 1854
Composer

Bruno WalterBruno Walter
15 September 1876
Conductor, Pianist, Composer, Autobiographer,
Anna Magdalena BachAnna Magdalena Bach
22 September 1701
Singer, Composer

Franz WaxmanFranz Waxman
 

Gershon KingsleyGershon Kingsley
 
Michael PraetoriusMichael Praetorius
15 February 1571
composer, musicologist, music theorist

Siegfried WagnerSiegfried Wagner
06 June 1869
Composer, Conductor, Writer
Wilhelm KempffWilhelm Kempff
25 November 1895
Pianist

Wilhelm Friedemann BachWilhelm Friedemann Bach
22 November 1710
Composer, Organist, Pianist

Hans Werner HenzeHans Werner Henze
01 July 1926
Composer, Musicologist, Jazz musician, University

Bettina von ArnimBettina von Arnim
04 April 1785
Writer, Salon-holder, Composer, Novelist
Carl StamitzCarl Stamitz
07 May 1745
Composer
Johann Adolph HasseJohann Adolph Hasse
25 March 1699
Composer, singer

Johann Joachim QuantzJohann Joachim Quantz
30 January 1697
Composer, Musicologist, Music theorist, Musical

Carl ReineckeCarl Reinecke
23 June 1824
Composer

Carl LoeweCarl Loewe
30 November 1796
Composer
Josef RheinbergerJosef Rheinberger
17 March 1839
Organist

Johann Jakob FrobergerJohann Jakob Froberger
19 May 1616
Composer

Carl Friedrich AbelCarl Friedrich Abel
22 December 1723
Composer

Friedrich KalkbrennerFriedrich Kalkbrenner
07 November 1785
Musician

Joachim RaffJoachim Raff
27 May 1822
Composer
Johann Christoph Friedrich BachJohann Christoph Friedrich Bach
21 June 1732
Harpsichordist, composer

Lukas FossLukas Foss
 
Anton SchindlerAnton Schindler
13 June 1795
Conductor, Writer, Musicologist, Music historian,

Theobald BoehmTheobald Boehm
09 April 1794
Inventor
Adolf BuschAdolf Busch
08 August 1891
Violinist
Isang YunIsang Yun
17 September 1917
Composer