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

André PrevinAndré Previn

06 April 1929

Richard WagnerRichard Wagner

22 May 1813

Franz LisztFranz Liszt

22 October 1811

George Frideric HandelGeorge Frideric Handel

23 February 1685

Johannes BrahmsJohannes Brahms

07 May 1833

William HerschelWilliam Herschel

15 November 1738

Johann PachelbelJohann Pachelbel

01 September 1653

Karlheinz StockhausenKarlheinz Stockhausen

22 August 1928

Carl OrffCarl Orff

10 July 1895

Kurt WeillKurt Weill

02 March 1900

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Paul HindemithPaul Hindemith

16 November 1895

Max BruchMax Bruch

06 January 1838

Alfred SchnittkeAlfred Schnittke

24 November 1934

Ferruccio BusoniFerruccio Busoni

01 April 1866

Max RegerMax Reger

19 March 1873

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Clara Wieck SchumannClara Wieck Schumann

13 September 1819

Ramin DjawadiRamin Djawadi

19 July 1974

Richard StraussRichard Strauss

11 June 1864

Theodor W. AdornoTheodor W. Adorno

11 September 1903

Michael SchenkerMichael Schenker

10 January 1955

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Clara SchumannClara Schumann

13 September 1819

Lou BegaLou Bega

13 April 1975

Thomas AndersThomas Anders

01 March 1963

Klaus MeineKlaus Meine

25 May 1948

Paul LandersPaul Landers

09 December 1964

Frederick William III of PrussiaFrederick William III of Prussia

03 August 1770

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Rudolf SchenkerRudolf Schenker

31 August 1948

Nils FrahmNils Frahm

20 September 1982

Uli Jon RothUli Jon Roth

18 December 1954

Jacques OffenbachJacques Offenbach

20 June 1819

Lisa FischerLisa Fischer
Georg Philipp TelemannGeorg Philipp Telemann

14 March 1681

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Carl Philipp Emanuel BachCarl Philipp Emanuel Bach

08 March 1714

James LastJames Last

17 April 1929

Carl Maria von WeberCarl Maria von Weber

18 November 1786

Horst WesselHorst Wessel

09 October 1907

Fanny MendelssohnFanny Mendelssohn

14 November 1805

Johann Christian BachJohann Christian Bach

05 September 1735

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Matthias JabsMatthias Jabs

25 October 1955

Barbara OrbisonBarbara Orbison

10 January 1950

Harold FaltermeyerHarold Faltermeyer

05 October 1952

Udo DirkschneiderUdo Dirkschneider

06 April 1952

Houston Stewart ChamberlainHouston Stewart Chamberlain

09 September 1855

Klaus SchulzeKlaus Schulze

04 August 1947

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ATBATB

26 February 1973

Cosima WagnerCosima Wagner

24 December 1837

William BasinskiWilliam Basinski

Marco MinnemannMarco Minnemann

24 December 1970

Tom TykwerTom Tykwer

23 May 1965

Blixa BargeldBlixa Bargeld

12 January 1959

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Herbert GrönemeyerHerbert Grönemeyer
Bert KaempfertBert Kaempfert

16 October 1923

Wilhelm FurtwänglerWilhelm Furtwängler

Klaus BadeltKlaus Badelt

12 June 1967

Edgar FroeseEdgar Froese

06 June 1944

Johann Nepomuk HummelJohann Nepomuk Hummel

14 September 1778

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Giacomo MeyerbeerGiacomo Meyerbeer

05 September 1791

Anna Magdalena BachAnna Magdalena Bach

22 September 1701

Markus SchulzMarkus Schulz

03 February 1975

Johann van BeethovenJohann van Beethoven

14 November 1740

Dietrich Fischer-DieskauDietrich Fischer-Dieskau

28 May 1925

Bruno WalterBruno Walter

15 September 1876

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Marc StreitenfeldMarc Streitenfeld

24 October 1974

Louis SpohrLouis Spohr

05 April 1784

Wilhelm Friedemann BachWilhelm Friedemann Bach

22 November 1710

Michael PraetoriusMichael Praetorius

15 February 1571

Gershon KingsleyGershon Kingsley
Franz WaxmanFranz Waxman

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Siegfried WagnerSiegfried Wagner

06 June 1869

Hans Werner HenzeHans Werner Henze

01 July 1926

Bettina von ArnimBettina von Arnim

04 April 1785

Johann Christoph Friedrich BachJohann Christoph Friedrich Bach

21 June 1732

Engelbert HumperdinckEngelbert Humperdinck

01 September 1854

Johann Adolph HasseJohann Adolph Hasse

25 March 1699

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Johann Joachim QuantzJohann Joachim Quantz

30 January 1697

Lukas FossLukas Foss

Anton SchindlerAnton Schindler

13 June 1795