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
Johann Sebastian BachJohann Sebastian Bach
31 March 1685

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

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

Johann PachelbelJohann Pachelbel
01 September 1653
Composer, Organist and Teacher

William HerschelWilliam Herschel
15 November 1738
Astronomer, Composer

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

Kurt WeillKurt Weill
02 March 1900
Paul HindemithPaul Hindemith
16 November 1895

Mikhail GlinkaMikhail Glinka
01 June 1804

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
Ferruccio BusoniFerruccio Busoni
01 April 1866

Max RegerMax Reger
19 March 1873

Clara Wieck SchumannClara Wieck Schumann
13 September 1819
Musician & Composer
Adolf von HenseltAdolf von Henselt
12 May 1814

Ramin DjawadiRamin Djawadi
19 July 1974
Composer, Record producer, Film score composer
Richard StraussRichard Strauss
11 June 1864
Composer, Conductor, Librettist, Writer

Theodor W. AdornoTheodor W. Adorno
11 September 1903
Philosopher, Composer, Musicologist, Sociologist,

Clara SchumannClara Schumann
13 September 1819
Pianist, Composer, Music educator

Jacques OffenbachJacques Offenbach
20 June 1819
Composer, Cellist, Conductor, Impresario
Lou BegaLou Bega
13 April 1975
Singer, Composer
Michael SchenkerMichael Schenker
10 January 1955
Guitarist, Composer

Paul LandersPaul Landers
09 December 1964
Guitarist, Musician

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

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Thomas AndersThomas Anders
01 March 1963
Composer, Singer, Actor, Songwriter, Record

Lisa FischerLisa Fischer

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

Horst WesselHorst Wessel
09 October 1907
Uli Jon RothUli Jon Roth
18 December 1954
Guitarist, Composer

Houston Stewart ChamberlainHouston Stewart Chamberlain
09 September 1855
Racial theorist, Writer, Politician, Philosopher,
Carl Philipp Emanuel BachCarl Philipp Emanuel Bach
08 March 1714
Composer, Pianist, Musicologist, Music theorist

Barbara OrbisonBarbara Orbison
10 January 1950
Record producer, Music publisher, Composer

James LastJames Last
17 April 1929
Composer, Conductor, Jazz musician, Pianist,
Matthias JabsMatthias Jabs
25 October 1955
Composer, Entrepreneur, Guitarist, Songwriter

Nils FrahmNils Frahm
20 September 1982
Musician, Composer, Pianist
Georg Philipp TelemannGeorg Philipp Telemann
14 March 1681
Composer, Musicologist, Musician, Conductor, Music

Carl Maria von WeberCarl Maria von Weber
18 November 1786

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

Blixa BargeldBlixa Bargeld
12 January 1959
Actor, Composer, Experimental musician, Singer,

26 February 1973
Disc jockey, Musician, Composer
Johann Christian BachJohann Christian Bach
05 September 1735

Udo DirkschneiderUdo Dirkschneider
06 April 1952
Singer, Composer

Marco MinnemannMarco Minnemann
24 December 1970
Composer, Jazz musician

Cosima WagnerCosima Wagner
24 December 1837
Composer, Writer, Director
Klaus SchulzeKlaus Schulze
04 August 1947
Composer, Musician

Bert KaempfertBert Kaempfert
16 October 1923
Composer, Conductor, Record producer, Film score
Fanny MendelssohnFanny Mendelssohn
14 November 1805
Composer, Pianist

Wilhelm FurtwänglerWilhelm Furtwängler

Klaus BadeltKlaus Badelt
12 June 1967
Composer, Film score composer
Herbert GrönemeyerHerbert Grönemeyer

Johann Nepomuk HummelJohann Nepomuk Hummel
14 September 1778
composer, conductor, pianist, concertmaster
Edgar FroeseEdgar Froese
06 June 1944
Composer, Musician, Film score composer

William BasinskiWilliam Basinski

Giacomo MeyerbeerGiacomo Meyerbeer
05 September 1791
composer, conductor, autobiographer,music director
Markus SchulzMarkus Schulz
03 February 1975
Club DJ, Disc jockey, Composer, Record producer

Marc StreitenfeldMarc Streitenfeld
24 October 1974
composer, film score composer
Dietrich Fischer-DieskauDietrich Fischer-Dieskau
28 May 1925
Conductor, Singer, Opera singer, Musician, Writer,

Louis SpohrLouis Spohr
05 April 1784
Composer, Conductor, Musicologist, Music educator

Bruno WalterBruno Walter
15 September 1876
Conductor, Pianist, Composer, Autobiographer,

Johann van BeethovenJohann van Beethoven
14 November 1740
Musician, Conductor, Singer, Composer
Engelbert HumperdinckEngelbert Humperdinck
01 September 1854
Hans Werner HenzeHans Werner Henze
01 July 1926
Composer, Musicologist, Jazz musician, University

Anna Magdalena BachAnna Magdalena Bach
22 September 1701
Singer, Composer

Gershon KingsleyGershon Kingsley

Siegfried WagnerSiegfried Wagner
06 June 1869
Composer, Conductor, Writer
Franz WaxmanFranz Waxman

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

Michael PraetoriusMichael Praetorius
15 February 1571
composer, musicologist, music theorist

Bettina von ArnimBettina von Arnim
04 April 1785
Writer, Salon-holder, Composer, Novelist

Johann Christoph Friedrich BachJohann Christoph Friedrich Bach
21 June 1732
Harpsichordist, composer
Johann Adolph HasseJohann Adolph Hasse
25 March 1699
Composer, singer

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

Otto NicolaiOtto Nicolai
08 June 1810

Anton SchindlerAnton Schindler
13 June 1795
Conductor, Writer, Musicologist, Music historian,
Friedrich von FlotowFriedrich von Flotow
27 April 1812
German composer

Karl Amadeus HartmannKarl Amadeus Hartmann
02 August 1905
Albert LortzingAlbert Lortzing
23 October 1801
German composer

30 November 1980
rapper, musician, autobiographer, singer, record

Felix Mendelssohn-BartholdyFelix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy
03 February 1809

Karl Friedrich AbelKarl Friedrich Abel
22 December 1723
Robert Alexander SchumannRobert Alexander Schumann
08 June 1810

11 December 1967
Jiří Antonín BendaJiří Antonín Benda
30 June 1722