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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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Alban Berg is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Composers from Austria
Dec. at 50 (1885-1935)
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 ...more
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Aleksey Igudesman is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Composers from Austria
age 45
Aleksey Mikhailovich Igudesman is a Russian violinist, composer, conductor and actor. He performs in the duo Igudesman & Joo.
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Alessandro Poglietti is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Composers from Austria
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, ...more
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Alexander von Zemlinsky is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Composers from Austria
Dec. at 71 (1871-1942)
Alexander Zemlinsky or Alexander von Zemlinsky was an Austrian composer, conductor, and teacher.
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Alfred Rosé is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Composers from Austria
Dec. at 73 (1902-1975)
Alfred Eduard Emmerich Rosé was an Austrian composer and conductor. He was the elder brother of Alma Rosé, son of Arnold Rosé, and the nephew of Gustav Mahler. He studied in ...more
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Alfred Uhl is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Composers from Austria
Dec. at 83 (1909-1992)
Alfred Uhl was an Austrian composer, violist, music teacher and conductor.
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Alma Mahler Gropius Werfel is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Composers from Austria
Dec. at 85 (1879-1964)
Alma Maria Mahler Gropius Werfel was a Viennese-born socialite well known in her youth for her beauty and vivacity. She became the wife, successively, of composer Gustav Mahler, architect Walter ...more
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Anton Bruckner is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Composers from Austria
Dec. at 72 (1824-1896)
Anton Bruckner was an Austrian composer known for his symphonies, masses, and motets. The first are considered emblematic of the final stage of Austro-German Romanticism because of their rich ...more
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Anton Eberl is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Composers from Austria
Dec. at 42 (1765-1807)
Anton Eberl was an Austrian composer, teacher and pianist of the Classical period.
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Anton Webern is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Composers from Austria
Dec. at 62 (1883-1945)
Anton Webern was an Austrian composer and conductor. He was a member of the Second Viennese School. As a student, significant follower of, and influence on Arnold Schoenberg, he became one of ...more
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Arnold Schoenberg is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Composers from Austria
Dec. at 77 (1874-1951)
Arnold Schoenberg or Schönberg was an Austrian composer and painter, associated with the expressionist movement in German poetry and art, and leader of the Second Viennese School. With the ...more
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Augustin Lanner is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Composers from Austria
Augustin Lanner Dec. at 20 (1835-1855)
Augustin Lanner, sometimes known as August Lanner, was an Austrian composer, the son of the better-known Josef Lanner. He was first educated at the St. Anna-Schule but received no music ...more
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Beat Furrer is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Composers from Austria
age 64
Beat Furrer is an Austrian composer and conductor of Swiss birth. Born in Schaffhausen, Switzerland, Furrer relocated to Vienna in 1975 to pursue studies with Roman Haubenstock-Ramati and Otmar ...more
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Bernhard Lang is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Composers from Austria
age 62
Bernhard Lang is an Austrian composer, improvisationalist and programmer of musical patches and applications. His work can be described as modern contemporary music, with roots, however, in ...more
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Carl Ditters von Dittersdorf is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Composers from Austria
Dec. at 60 (1739-1799)
Carl Ditters von Dittersdorf was an Austrian composer, violinist and silvologist.
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Carl Millöcker is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Composers from Austria
Dec. at 57 (1842-1899)
Carl Joseph Millöcker, was an Austrian composer of operettas and a conductor. He was born in Vienna, where he studied the flute at the Vienna Conservatory. While holding various conducting ...more
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Carl Zeller is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Composers from Austria
Dec. at 56 (1842-1898)
Carl Adam Johann Nepomuk Zeller was an Austrian composer of operettas. Zeller was born in Sankt Peter in der Au, the only child of physician Johann Zeller and Maria Anna Elizabeth. Zeller's ...more
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Christoph Sonnleithner is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Composers from Austria
Dec. at 52 (1734-1786)
Christoph Sonnleithner was an Austrian jurist and composer. He was the father of Ignaz von Sonnleithner and Joseph Sonnleithner. His daughter Anna was the mother of Franz Grillparzer.
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Eduard Steuermann is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Composers from Austria
Dec. at 72 (1892-1964)
Eduard Steuermann was an Austrian pianist and composer. Steuermann studied piano with Vilém Kurz at the Lemberg Conservatory and Ferruccio Busoni in Berlin, and studied composition with ...more
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Erich Wolfgang Korngold is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Composers from Austria
Dec. at 60 (1897-1957)
Erich Wolfgang Korngold was an Austro-Hungarian composer who adopted US nationality. While his late Romantic compositional style was considered well out of vogue and his music has more recently ...more
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Ernest Gold is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Composers from Austria
Dec. at 78 (1921-1999)
Ernest Gold was an Austria-born American composer.
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Ernő Dohnányi is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Composers from Austria
Dec. at 83 (1877-1960)
Ernő Dohnányi was a Hungarian conductor, composer and pianist. He used a German form of his name, Ernst von Dohnányi, on most of his published compositions. The "von" ...more
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Ernst Toch is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Composers from Austria
Dec. at 77 (1887-1964)
Ernst Toch was an Austrian composer of classical music and film scores. He sought throughout his life to introduce new approaches to music.
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Erwin Schulhoff is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Composers from Austria
Dec. at 48 (1894-1942)
Erwin Schulhoff was a Czech composer and pianist. He was one of the figures in the generation of European musicians whose successful careers were prematurely terminated by the rise of the Nazi ...more
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Ferdinand Grossmann is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Composers from Austria
Dec. at 83 (1887-1970)
Ferdinand Grossmann was an Austrian choral conductor, vocal teacher and composer . He studied music in Linz. Some years later in Vienna he attended a class of conducting given by Felix ...more