German Women Composers

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Throughout history, there have been many German women composers who have made significant contribution to the field. The list includes many familiar and great German female composers such as Clara Wieck Schumann, Nico, Lena Meyer-Landrut, Clara Schumann, Barbara Orbison.
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Hildegard of Bingen
(German Writer, Composer, Philosopher and Mystic Considered to be One of the Best-Known Composers of Sacred Monophony)
Hildegard of Bingen
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Birthdate: 1098 AD
Birthplace: Bermersheim vor der Höhe, Germany
Died: September 17, 1179

Hildegard of Bingen was a German writer, composer, Christian mystic, visionary, philosopher, polymath, and Benedictine abbess of the High Middle Ages. Apart from being the most-recorded composers of sacred monophony in modern history, Hildegard of Bingen is also widely regarded as the founder of scientific natural history.

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Clara Wieck Schumann
(Musician & Composer)
Clara Wieck Schumann
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Birthdate: September 13, 1819
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Leipzig
Died: May 20, 1896

Clara Wieck Schumann was a German pianist, teacher, and composer. One of the most famous pianists of the Romantic era, Schumann changed the way concerts were conducted during her time and made a long-lasting impression as a pianist. She also influenced other pianists through her teaching; among her students were famous English pianist, Mathilde Verne.

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Barbara Orbison
(Record producer, Music publisher, Composer)
Barbara Orbison
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Birthdate: January 10, 1950
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Bielefeld
Died: December 6, 2011
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Cosima Wagner
(Composer)
Cosima Wagner
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Birthdate: December 24, 1837
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Bellagio, Italy
Died: April 1, 1930
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Anna Magdalena Bach
(Former singer and the second wife of Johann Sebastian Bach)
Anna Magdalena Bach
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Birthdate: September 22, 1701
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Zeitz, Germany
Died: February 27, 1760
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Lian Ross
(Singer)
Lian Ross
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Birthdate: December 8, 1962
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Hamburg, Germany
Wilhelmine of Prussia, Margravine of Brandenburg-Bayreuth
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Birthdate: July 3, 1709
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Berlin, Germany
Died: October 14, 1758
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Monika Kruse
(Disc jockey)
Monika Kruse
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Birthdate: July 23, 1971
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Berlin, Germany
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Bettina von Arnim
(Former Writer most famously wrote the 1835 work, Goethes Briefwechsel mit einem Kinde (Goethe's correspondence with a child))
Bettina von Arnim
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Birthdate: April 4, 1785
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Frankfurt, Germany
Died: January 20, 1859
Annette von Droste-Hülshoff
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Birthdate: January 10, 1797
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Havixbeck, Germany
Died: May 24, 1848
Duchess Maria Antonia of Bavaria
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Birthdate: July 18, 1724
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Nymphenburg Palace, Munich, Germany
Died: April 23, 1780
Duchess Anna Amalia of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel
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Birthdate: October 24, 1739
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Wolfenbüttel, Germany
Died: April 10, 1807
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Kimiko Douglass-Ishizaka
(Composer, Pianist)
Kimiko Douglass-Ishizaka
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Birthdate: December 4, 1976
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Bonn, Germany

Kimiko Douglass-Ishizaka is a German Japanese pianist, composer, and former powerlifter and Olympic weightlifter. She achieved popularity in 1998 when she won a national music competition known as Deutscher Musikwettbewerb, along with her brothers Danjulo and Kiyondo Ishizaka. As a Olympic weightlifter, Kimiko competed at the 2008 German championships where she won three medals.   

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Ruth Schönthal
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Birthdate: June 27, 1924
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Hamburg, Germany
Died: July 10, 2006

Ruth Schönthal was a German pianist, composer, and teacher who lived and worked in the United States. Schönthal taught music theory and composition at New York University for many years. She is also credited with teaching future musicians like Lowell Liebermann and Lady Gaga. Ruth Schönthal was the recipient of many prestigious awards, including a Delta Omicron International Award.