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.

Ludwig van BeethovenLudwig van Beethoven

16 December 1770

Hans ZimmerHans Zimmer

12 September 1957

Richard WagnerRichard Wagner

22 May 1813

George Frideric HandelGeorge Frideric Handel

23 February 1685

ZeddZedd

02 September 1989

Franz LisztFranz Liszt

22 October 1811

Jackson BrowneJackson Browne

09 October 1948

Johannes BrahmsJohannes Brahms

07 May 1833

Robert SchumannRobert Schumann

08 June 1810

Schoolboy QSchoolboy Q

26 October 1986

Tom KaulitzTom Kaulitz

01 September 1989

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Johann PachelbelJohann Pachelbel

01 September 1653

William HerschelWilliam Herschel

15 November 1738

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

Heinrich SchützHeinrich Schütz

08 October 1585

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Ferruccio BusoniFerruccio Busoni

01 April 1866

Max RegerMax Reger

19 March 1873

Mike SingerMike Singer

20 January 2000

Clara Wieck SchumannClara Wieck Schumann

13 September 1819

Fanny Mendelssohn HenselFanny Mendelssohn Hensel

14 November 1805

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Kim PetrasKim Petras

27 August 1992

NicoNico

16 October 1938

Bill KaulitzBill Kaulitz

01 September 1989

Till LindemannTill Lindemann

04 January 1963

Ramin DjawadiRamin Djawadi

19 July 1974

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BushidoBushido

28 September 1978

ZaytovenZaytoven

André PrevinAndré Previn

06 April 1929

Richard StraussRichard Strauss

11 June 1864

NenaNena

24 March 1960

Theodor W. AdornoTheodor W. Adorno

11 September 1903

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Thomas AndersThomas Anders

01 March 1963

Dieter BohlenDieter Bohlen

07 February 1954

Clara SchumannClara Schumann

13 September 1819

Michael SchenkerMichael Schenker

10 January 1955

Klaus MeineKlaus Meine

25 May 1948

Nina HagenNina Hagen

11 March 1955

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Lou BegaLou Bega

13 April 1975

Frederick William III of PrussiaFrederick William III of Prussia

03 August 1770

Angela GossowAngela Gossow

05 November 1974

Elke SommerElke Sommer

05 November 1940

Klaus NomiKlaus Nomi

24 January 1944

Rudolf SchenkerRudolf Schenker

31 August 1948

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Lisa FischerLisa Fischer
Jacques OffenbachJacques Offenbach

20 June 1819

Nils FrahmNils Frahm

20 September 1982

HaddawayHaddaway

09 January 1965

Frédéric Prinz von AnhaltFrédéric Prinz von Anhalt

18 June 1943

Carl Philipp Emanuel BachCarl Philipp Emanuel Bach

08 March 1714

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Daniel LibeskindDaniel Libeskind

12 May 1946

Jonas KaufmannJonas Kaufmann

10 July 1969

Georg Philipp TelemannGeorg Philipp Telemann

14 March 1681

Paul van DykPaul van Dyk

16 December 1971

Uli Jon RothUli Jon Roth

18 December 1954

Carl Maria von WeberCarl Maria von Weber

18 November 1786

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Barbara OrbisonBarbara Orbison

10 January 1950

Horst WesselHorst Wessel

09 October 1907

James LastJames Last

17 April 1929

Christian LorenzChristian Lorenz

16 November 1966

Yvonne CatterfeldYvonne Catterfeld

02 December 1979

Udo DirkschneiderUdo Dirkschneider

06 April 1952

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Johann Christian BachJohann Christian Bach

05 September 1735

Fanny MendelssohnFanny Mendelssohn

14 November 1805

Tom TykwerTom Tykwer

23 May 1965

Matthias JabsMatthias Jabs

25 October 1955

Harold FaltermeyerHarold Faltermeyer

05 October 1952

Houston Stewart ChamberlainHouston Stewart Chamberlain

09 September 1855

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Christoph SchneiderChristoph Schneider

11 May 1966

Paul LandersPaul Landers

09 December 1964

Blixa BargeldBlixa Bargeld

12 January 1959