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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 is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Composers from Austria
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Alban Maria Johannes Berg was an Austrian composer. He was a member of the Second Viennese School with Arnold Schoenberg and Anton Webern, and produced compositions that combined Mahlerian Romanticism with a personal adaptation of Schoenberg's twelve-tone technique. ...more

Age: Died at 50 (1885-1935)

Birthplace: Vienna, Austria

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Aleksey Igudesman is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Composers from Austria
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Aleksey Mikhailovich Igudesman is a Russian violinist, composer, conductor and actor. He performs in the duo Igudesman & Joo. ...more

Age: 44

Birthplace: Saint Petersburg, Russia

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Alessandro Poglietti is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Composers from Austria
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Alessandro Poglietti was a Baroque organist and composer of unknown origin. In the second half of the 17th century Poglietti settled in Vienna, where he attained an extremely high reputation, becoming one of Leopold I's favorite composers. Poglietti held the post of court organist for 22 years from 1661 until his death during the Turkish siege that led into the Battle of Vienna. Poglietti is primarily important for his keyboard music, particularly Rossignolo, a collection of diverse pieces for harpsichord that includes a large number of imitations of natural sounds, and a collection of 12 ricercares, which was widely copied during his lifetime. ...more

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Alexander von Zemlinsky is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Composers from Austria
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Alexander Zemlinsky or Alexander von Zemlinsky was an Austrian composer, conductor, and teacher. ...more

Age: Died at 71 (1871-1942)

Birthplace: Vienna, Austria

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