Famous German Organists

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Albert Schweitzer
(Physician and Founder of the “Albert Schweitzer Hospital” in Lambaréné,)
Albert Schweitzer
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Birthdate: January 14, 1875
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Kaysersberg-Vignoble, France
Died: September 4, 1965

Albert Schweitzer was an Alsatian polymath who won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1952 for his philosophical work, Reverence for Life. He is credited with founding the Albert Schweitzer Hospital, which was a direct result of his philosophical expression. Schweitzer is also credited with influencing the Organ reform movement, which began in the mid-20th-century.

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Johann Pachelbel
(One of the Most Influential Composers and Organists of the Middle Baroque Era)
Johann Pachelbel
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Birthdate: 1653 AD
Birthplace: Nuremberg, Germany
Died: March 7, 1706

Johann Pachelbel was a German composer, teacher, and organist who is credited with helping the south German organ schools achieve their peak. His contributions to the progression of the fugue and chorale prelude have established him as one of the most prominent composers of the middle Baroque era. During his lifetime, his music became a model for several German composers.

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Heinrich Schütz
(German Early Baroque Composer and Organist)
Heinrich Schütz
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Birthdate: October 18, 1585
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Bad Köstritz, Germany
Died: November 6, 1672
German composer and organist Heinrich Schütz was one of the first to bring the Italian style of music to Germany. While he had initially studied law, he later began his musical career in Venice. He is remembered for his works such as Symphoniae sacrae and the first German opera, Dafne.
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Max Reger
(German Composer, Pianist, Organist and Conductor)
Max Reger
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Birthdate: March 19, 1873
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Brand, Germany
Died: May 11, 1916

Max Reger was a German conductor, composer, organist, pianist, and academic teacher. Reger, who mainly composed Lieder, worked as a musical director at the court of Georg II, Duke of Saxe-Meiningen and at the Leipzig University Church. His works inspired Austrian-born composer Arnold Schoenberg. His life and career served as an inspiration to a couple of documentary films.

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Karl Richter
(Conductor)
Karl Richter
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Birthdate: October 15, 1926
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Plauen, Germany
Died: February 15, 1981

Karl Richter was a German conductor, pianist, choirmaster, organist, and harpsichordist. Interested in music from a young age, he received his training under prominent musicians like Günther Ramin and Karl Straube. He played and conducted a wide range of soul-searching and intense music. He also founded the Münchener Bach-Chor and the Münchener Bach-Orchester in honor of Johann Sebastian Bach. 

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Josef Rheinberger
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Birthdate: March 17, 1839
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Vaduz, Liechtenstein
Died: November 25, 1901
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Christian Petzold
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Birthdate: 1677 AD
Birthplace: Königstein, Germany
Died: May 25, 1733
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Johann Jakob Froberger
(One of the Most Famous and Influential Composers of the Early Baroque Era)
Johann Jakob Froberger
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Birthdate: May 19, 1616
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Stuttgart, Germany
Died: May 7, 1667

Johann Jakob Froberger was a German keyboard virtuoso, composer, and organist. Widely regarded as one of the most popular composers of his generation, Froberger played a key role in the development of the musical form of a suite in his keyboard works. His compositions were studied by several other composers like Dieterich Buxtehude, Johann Pachelbel, and Johann Sebastian Bach.

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Johann Christoph Bach
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Birthdate: June 16, 1671
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Erfurt, Germany
Died: February 22, 1721
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Hans Leo Hassler
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Birthdate: October 26, 1564
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Nürnberg, Germany
Died: June 8, 1612
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Samuel Scheidt
(Composer)
Samuel Scheidt
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Birthdate: November 3, 1587
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Halle, Germany
Died: March 24, 1654
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Georg Böhm
(Organist)
Georg Böhm
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Birthdate: September 2, 1661
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Hohenkirchen, Germany
Died: May 18, 1733
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Sigfrid Karg-Elert
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Birthdate: November 21, 1877
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Oberndorf, Germany
Died: April 9, 1933
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Johann Gottfried Walther
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Birthdate: September 18, 1684
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Erfurt, Germany
Died: March 23, 1748
Christian Friedrich Daniel Schubart
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Birthdate: March 24, 1739
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Obersontheim, Germany
Died: October 10, 1791
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Ernst Anschutz
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Birthdate: October 28, 1780
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Suhl, Germany
Died: December 18, 1861
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Johann Kaspar Kerll
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Birthdate: April 9, 1627
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Adorf, Germany
Died: February 13, 1693
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Johann Philipp Krieger
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Birthdate: February 25, 1649
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Nuremberg, Germany
Died: February 7, 1725
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Andreas Hammerschmidt
(One of the Most Popular and Significant Composers of Sacred Music in the 17th Century Germany)
Andreas Hammerschmidt
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Birthdate: 1611 AD
Birthplace: Brüx, Czechia
Died: October 29, 1675

Andreas Hammerschmidt was a German Bohemian organist and composer. One of the most popular and significant composers of sacred music in the 17th century Germany, Hammerschmidt was also the most popular exponent of the concertato style of music after Heinrich Schütz.

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Gregor Aichinger
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Birthdate: 1565 AD
Birthplace: Regensburg, Germany
Died: January 21, 1628