Music has been the source of entertainment and relaxation since times immemorial. Over the course of time music has evolved and many new styles have been invented. The contribution of German musicians in this regard is invaluable. Some of the finest musicians in the world hail from the country, making Western Classical music synonymous with German Classical music. From the compositions of famous German musicians like Mozart, Bach and Beethoven, to that of more recent composers like Hans Zimmer, German music has seen immense transformation. The rich legacy of music is carried forward by the modern day musicians, who have earned a name for themselves by inventing musical genres like ‘New German Wave’ and experimenting with rock, reggae, R&B and gothic music. The country renowned for its heavy metal music festivals also has an enriching legacy of folk music including the styles like Oom-pah and Bavarian folk music. Audiences from around the world are drawn towards the works of German musicians. You will find here, a collection of biographies of some of the most famous German musicians. Continue reading to find all about out their life stories, timelines and also some interesting facts & trivia related to their lives.

J. Cole J. Cole

28 January 1985

Ludwig van BeethovenLudwig van Beethoven

16 December 1770

Hans ZimmerHans Zimmer

12 September 1957

Richard WagnerRichard Wagner

22 May 1813

Tom KaulitzTom Kaulitz

01 September 1989

ZeddZedd

02 September 1989

André PrevinAndré Previn

06 April 1929

George Frideric HandelGeorge Frideric Handel

23 February 1685

Jackson BrowneJackson Browne

09 October 1948

Franz LisztFranz Liszt

22 October 1811

Johannes BrahmsJohannes Brahms

07 May 1833

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Robert SchumannRobert Schumann

08 June 1810

Schoolboy QSchoolboy Q

26 October 1986

Johann PachelbelJohann Pachelbel

01 September 1653

William HerschelWilliam Herschel

15 November 1738

Carl OrffCarl Orff

10 July 1895

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Karlheinz StockhausenKarlheinz Stockhausen

22 August 1928

Kurt WeillKurt Weill

02 March 1900

Paul HindemithPaul Hindemith

16 November 1895

Max BruchMax Bruch

06 January 1838

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Alfred SchnittkeAlfred Schnittke

24 November 1934

Ferruccio BusoniFerruccio Busoni

01 April 1866

Heinrich SchützHeinrich Schütz

08 October 1585

Max RegerMax Reger

19 March 1873

Mike SingerMike Singer

20 January 2000

Clara Wieck SchumannClara Wieck Schumann

13 September 1819

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Fanny Mendelssohn HenselFanny Mendelssohn Hensel

14 November 1805

Kim PetrasKim Petras

27 August 1992

Till LindemannTill Lindemann

04 January 1963

Ramin DjawadiRamin Djawadi

19 July 1974

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BushidoBushido

28 September 1978

Richard StraussRichard Strauss

11 June 1864

NenaNena

24 March 1960

ZaytovenZaytoven

Theodor W. AdornoTheodor W. Adorno

11 September 1903

Thomas AndersThomas Anders

01 March 1963

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Dieter BohlenDieter Bohlen

07 February 1954

Michael SchenkerMichael Schenker

10 January 1955

Elke SommerElke Sommer

05 November 1940

Lou BegaLou Bega

13 April 1975

Clara SchumannClara Schumann

13 September 1819

Klaus MeineKlaus Meine

25 May 1948

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Nina HagenNina Hagen

11 March 1955

Angela GossowAngela Gossow

05 November 1974

Frederick William III of PrussiaFrederick William III of Prussia

03 August 1770

Klaus NomiKlaus Nomi

24 January 1944

Rudolf SchenkerRudolf Schenker

31 August 1948

HaddawayHaddaway

09 January 1965

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Jacques OffenbachJacques Offenbach

20 June 1819

Nils FrahmNils Frahm

20 September 1982

Lisa FischerLisa Fischer

Frédéric Prinz von AnhaltFrédéric Prinz von Anhalt

18 June 1943

James LastJames Last

17 April 1929

Uli Jon RothUli Jon Roth

18 December 1954

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Carl Philipp Emanuel BachCarl Philipp Emanuel Bach

08 March 1714

Anne-Sophie MutterAnne-Sophie Mutter

29 June 1963

Georg Philipp TelemannGeorg Philipp Telemann

14 March 1681

Barbara OrbisonBarbara Orbison

10 January 1950

Daniel LibeskindDaniel Libeskind

12 May 1946

Paul van DykPaul van Dyk

16 December 1971

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Horst WesselHorst Wessel

09 October 1907

Carl Maria von WeberCarl Maria von Weber

18 November 1786

Jonas KaufmannJonas Kaufmann

10 July 1969

Christian LorenzChristian Lorenz

16 November 1966

Harold FaltermeyerHarold Faltermeyer

05 October 1952

Matthias JabsMatthias Jabs

25 October 1955

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Udo DirkschneiderUdo Dirkschneider

06 April 1952

Xavier NaidooXavier Naidoo

02 October 1971

Johann Christian BachJohann Christian Bach

05 September 1735

Tom TykwerTom Tykwer

23 May 1965

Paul KalkbrennerPaul Kalkbrenner

11 June 1977

Blixa BargeldBlixa Bargeld

12 January 1959

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Houston Stewart ChamberlainHouston Stewart Chamberlain

09 September 1855

Klaus SchulzeKlaus Schulze

04 August 1947

ATBATB

26 February 1973