Top 20 Composer celebrities in Germany
Here is the latest list of the world's top 20 Composer celebrities [Updated June 1, 2023].
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
Klaus Badelt was born
on June 12, 1967
in Frankfurt am Main, Hesse, Germany, Germany.
Net Worth 2020: $20 Million
James Last was born
on April 17, 1929
He received the ECHO prize for Lifetime Achievement in 1994.
Net Worth 2020: $5 Million
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
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.
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.
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.
Leopold Mozart was born
on November 14, 1719
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.
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.
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.
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.
Fanny Mendelssohn was born
on November 14, 1805
Due to prevailing attitudes towards women at the time, she released several of her early compositions under her father's name.
Christopher Franke was born
on April 6, 1953
He released his first solo album Pacific Coast Highway in 1991.
Paul Hindemith was born
on November 16, 1895
He was publicly denounced as an "atonal noisemaker" by Nazi Minister of Propaganda Joseph Goebbels
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.
Hermann Baumann was born
on August 1, 1934
He was the 1964 winner of the famous ARD International Music Competition in Munich, Germany.
Franz Waxman was born
on December 24, 1906
His score for "Sunset Boulevard" was ranked on the American Film Institute's "100 Years of Film Scores" list from 2005 at number 16.
Marco Minnemann was born
on December 24, 1970
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.
Julius Reubke was born
on March 23, 1834
His health was in decline for a while, and he suffered from tuberculosis that drained him of his energy to play and compose.
Max Richter was born
on March 22, 1966
in Hamelin, Lower Saxony, West Germany, Germany.