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Famous Composers from Austria

Updated June 14, 2019 14.6k views78 items

List of notable or famous composers from Austria, with bios and photos, including the top composers born in Austria and even some popular composers who immigrated to Austria. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Austrian composers then this list is the perfect resource for you. These composers are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known composer from Austria is included when available.

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This historic composers from Austria list can help answer the questions "Who are some Austrian composers of note?" and "Who are the most famous composers from Austria?" These prominent composers of Austria may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected Austrian composers.

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    Alban Berg

    Alban Berg

    Dec. at 50 (1885-1935)

    BirthplaceVienna, Austria

    Alban Maria Johannes Berg (; German: [ˈbɛɐ̯k]; February 9, 1885 – December 24, 1935) was an... more on Wikipedia
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    Aleksey Igudesman

    BirthplaceSaint Petersburg, Russia

    Aleksey Mikhailovich Igudesman (Russian: Алексей Михайлович Игу́десман; born 22 February 1973)... more on Wikipedia
  • 3
    Alessandro Poglietti
    Alessandro Poglietti (early 17th century – July 1683) was a Baroque organist and composer of... more on Wikipedia
  • 4
    Alexander von Zemlinsky

    Alexander von Zemlinsky

    Dec. at 71 (1871-1942)

    BirthplaceVienna, Austria

    Alexander Zemlinsky or Alexander von Zemlinsky (14 October 1871 – 15 March 1942) was an... more on Wikipedia
  • 5

    Alfred Rosé

    Dec. at 73 (1902-1975)

    BirthplaceVienna, Austria

    Alfred Eduard Emmerich Rosé (11 December 1902, Vienna –7 May 1975, London, Ontario, Canada)... more on Wikipedia
  • 6

    Alfred Uhl

    Dec. at 83 (1909-1992)

    BirthplaceVienna, Austria

    Alfred Uhl (5 June 1909 – 8 June 1992) was an Austrian composer, violist, music teacher and... more on Wikipedia
  • 7
    Alma Mahler Gropius Werfel

    Alma Mahler Gropius Werfel

    Dec. at 85 (1879-1964)

    BirthplaceVienna, Austria

    Alma Maria Mahler Gropius Werfel (born Alma Margaretha Maria Schindler; 31 August 1879 – 11... more on Wikipedia

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    #17 of 25 Famous People From History You Had No Idea Were Foxy#11 of 54 The Best Female Composers Ever, Ranked

  • 8
    Anton Bruckner

    Anton Bruckner

    Dec. at 72 (1824-1896)

    BirthplaceAnsfelden, Austria

    Josef Anton Bruckner (German: [ˈantɔn ˈbʁʊknɐ] (listen); (1824-09-04)4 September 1824 –... more on Wikipedia
  • 9
    Anton Eberl

    Anton Eberl

    Dec. at 42 (1765-1807)

    BirthplaceVienna, Austria

    Anton Franz Josef Eberl {pronounced AY-BERL} (13 June 1765 – 11 March 1807) was an Austrian... more on Wikipedia
  • 10
    Anton Webern

    Anton Webern

    Dec. at 62 (1883-1945)

    BirthplaceVienna, Austria

    Anton Friedrich Wilhelm von Webern (German: [ˈantɔn ˈveːbɐn] (listen); 3 December 1883 – 15... more on Wikipedia
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    Arnold Schoenberg

    Arnold Schoenberg

    Dec. at 77 (1874-1951)

    BirthplaceLeopoldstadt, Vienna, Austria

    Arnold Schoenberg or Schönberg (, US also ; German: [ˈʃøːnbɛɐ̯k] (listen); 13 September 1874 –... more on Wikipedia

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    #350 of 1,891 The Greatest Musical Artists of All Time#86 of 368 The Best Classical Composers

  • 12

    Augustin Lanner

    Dec. at 20 (1835-1855)

    BirthplaceVienna, Austria

    Augustin Lanner (23 January 1835 in Vienna – 27 September 1855 in Vienna), sometimes known as... more on Wikipedia
  • 13
    Beat Furrer

    BirthplaceSchaffhausen, Switzerland

    Beat Furrer (born 6 December 1954) is a Swiss-born Austrian composer and conductor. He has... more on Wikipedia
  • 14

    BirthplaceLinz, Austria

    Bernhard Lang (* February 24, 1957 in Linz) is an Austrian composer, improvisationalist and... more on Wikipedia
  • 15
    Carl Ditters von Dittersdorf

    Carl Ditters von Dittersdorf

    Dec. at 60 (1739-1799)

    BirthplaceVienna, Austria

    Carl Ditters von Dittersdorf (2 November 1739 – 24 October 1799) was an Austrian composer,... more on Wikipedia
  • 16
    Carl Millöcker

    Carl Millöcker

    Dec. at 57 (1842-1899)

    BirthplaceVienna, Austria

    Carl (or Karl) Joseph Millöcker ((1842-04-29)29 April 1842 – (1899-12-31)31 December 1899),... more on Wikipedia
  • 17
    Carl Zeller

    Carl Zeller

    Dec. at 56 (1842-1898)

    BirthplaceSankt Peter in der Au, Austria

    Carl Adam Johann Nepomuk Zeller (19 June 1842 – 17 August 1898) was an Austrian composer of... more on Wikipedia
  • 18
    Christoph Sonnleithner

    Christoph Sonnleithner

    Dec. at 52 (1734-1786)

    BirthplaceSzeged, Hungary

    Christoph Sonnleithner was an Austrian jurist and composer. He was the father of Ignaz von... more on Wikipedia
  • 19
    Eduard Steuermann

    Eduard Steuermann

    Dec. at 72 (1892-1964)

    BirthplaceSambir, Ukraine

    Eduard Steuermann (June 18, 1892 in Sambor, Austro-Hungarian Empire – November 11, 1964 in New... more on Wikipedia
  • 20
    Erich Wolfgang Korngold

    Erich Wolfgang Korngold

    Dec. at 60 (1897-1957)

    BirthplaceBrno, Jihovýchod, Czech Republic

    Erich Wolfgang Korngold (May 29, 1897 – November 29, 1957) was an Austrian-born composer and... more on Wikipedia

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    #52 of 189 Famous People Buried at Hollywood Forever Cemetery#52 of 183 The Best Film Score Composers

  • 21

    Ernest Gold

    Dec. at 78 (1921-1999)

    BirthplaceVienna, Austria

    Ernest Gold may refer to: Ernest Gold (meteorologist) (1881–1976), British... more on Wikipedia
  • 22
    Ernő Dohnányi

    Ernő Dohnányi

    Dec. at 83 (1877-1960)

    BirthplaceBratislava, Slovakia

    Ernő Dohnányi (Hungarian: [ˈɛrnøː ˈdohnaːɲi]; 27 July 1877 – 9 February 1960) was a Hungarian... more on Wikipedia
  • 23
    Ernst Toch

    Ernst Toch

    Dec. at 77 (1887-1964)

    BirthplaceLeopoldstadt, Vienna, Austria

    Ernst Toch (German: [ˈtɔχ]; 7 December 1887 – 1 October 1964) was an Austrian composer of... more on Wikipedia
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    Erwin Schulhoff

    Erwin Schulhoff

    Dec. at 48 (1894-1942)

    BirthplacePrague, Czech Republic

    Erwin Schulhoff (Czech: Ervín Šulhov; 8 June 1894 – 18 August 1942) was a Czech composer and... more on Wikipedia
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    Ferdinand Grossmann

    Ferdinand Grossmann

    Dec. at 83 (1887-1970)

    BirthplaceTulln an der Donau, Austria

    Ferdinand Grossmann (4 July 1887 – 5 December 1970) was an Austrian choral conductor, vocal... more on Wikipedia