Top 20 Composer celebrities in Germany

Here is the latest list of the world's top 20 Composer celebrities [Updated June 1, 2023].

1. Hans Zimmer

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Hans Zimmer was born on September 12, 1957 in Frankfurt, Germany.

Film composer known for his work in more than 150 films, including The Lion King. He's also known for having a lengthy collaboration with filmmaker Christopher Nolan, working on Inception and The Dark Knight trilogy.

He received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in December 2010, which he dedicated to his just-deceased publicist and friend Ronni Chasen.

Net Worth 2020: $200 Million

2. Klaus Badelt

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Klaus Badelt was born on June 12, 1967 in  Frankfurt am Main, Hesse, Germany, Germany.

Net Worth 2020: $20 Million

3. James Last

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James Last was born on April 17, 1929 in Germany.
He received the ECHO prize for Lifetime Achievement in 1994.

Net Worth 2020: $5 Million

4. Ludwig van Beethoven

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Ludwig van Beethoven was born on December 16, 1770 in Bonn, Germany.
His output ultimately consisted of nine symphonies, five concertos for piano, 32 piano sonatas, and 16 string quartets.

Salary 2020: 4,000 florins

5. George Frideric Handel

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George Frideric Handel was born on February 23, 1685 in Halle, Germany.
His works "Water Music," "Music for the Royal Fireworks, and "Alexander's Feast" continued to be popular centuries after his body was laid to rest in Westminster Abbey.

6. Robert Schumann

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Robert Schumann was born on June 8, 1810 in Zwickau, Germany.
His musical pieces were marked by an internal logic and structure, but still felt improvisational and free-flowing.

7. Ramin Djawadi

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Ramin Djawadi was born on July 19, 1974 in Duisburg, Germany.
He received a 2010 Emmy Award nomination in the Music Composition category for his work on the ABC television series FlashForward.

8. Leopold Mozart

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Leopold Mozart was born on November 14, 1719 in Germany.

German composer and teacher who is known for being the father of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, and for writing an influential violin textbook called Versuch einer gründlichen Violinschule (A Treatise on the Fundamental Principles of Violin Playing). He is responsible for teaching his daughter, Nannerl, and Wolfgang music at a young age.

He was chosen to be a part of the musical establishment of Count Leopold Anton von Firmian, the ruling Prince-Archbishop of Salzburg.

9. Johannes Brahms

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Johannes Brahms was born on May 7, 1833 in Hamburg, Germany.
He sought to fuse his musical works with both the purity of German compositions and the Romantic sensibilities of his era.

10. Johann Sebastian Bach

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Johann Sebastian Bach was born on March 31, 1685 in Eisenach, Germany.
He worked closely with King Frederick II of Prussia with whom he collaborated on several pieces.

11. Felix Mendelssohn

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Felix Mendelssohn was born on February 3, 1809 in Hamburg, Germany.
He became conductor of the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra in 1835. During his tenure, he reintroduced Franz Schubert and debuted St. Paul, his famed oratorio.

12. Fanny Mendelssohn

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Fanny Mendelssohn was born on November 14, 1805 in Germany.
Due to prevailing attitudes towards women at the time, she released several of her early compositions under her father's name.

13. Christopher Franke

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Christopher Franke was born on April 6, 1953 in Germany.
He released his first solo album Pacific Coast Highway in 1991.

14. Paul Hindemith

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Paul Hindemith was born on November 16, 1895 in Germany.
He was publicly denounced as an "atonal noisemaker" by Nazi Minister of Propaganda Joseph Goebbels.

15. Richard Wagner

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Richard Wagner was born on May 22, 1813 in Leipzig, Germany.
He constructed the Bayreuth Festspielhaus, his own opera house where many of his stage works, such as "The Ring Cycle" and "Parsifal," premiered.

16. Hermann Baumann

Hermann Baumann was born on August 1, 1934 in Germany.
He was the 1964 winner of the famous ARD International Music Competition in Munich, Germany.

17. Franz Waxman

Franz Waxman was born on December 24, 1906 in Germany.
His score for "Sunset Boulevard" was ranked on the American Film Institute's "100 Years of Film Scores" list from 2005 at number 16.

18. Marco Minnemann

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Marco Minnemann was born on December 24, 1970 in Germany.
He joined UKZ with Eddie Jobson, Trey Gunn, and Alex Machacek in October 2007. He also went on the Summer Slaughter Tour 2007 with death metalists Necrophagist.

19. Julius Reubke

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Julius Reubke was born on March 23, 1834 in Germany.
His health was in decline for a while, and he suffered from tuberculosis that drained him of his energy to play and compose.

20. Max Richter

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Max Richter was born on March 22, 1966 in  Hamelin, Lower Saxony, West Germany, Germany.