Famous Composers from Switzerland

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List of notable or famous composers from Switzerland, with bios and photos, including the top composers born in Switzerland and even some popular composers who immigrated to Switzerland. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Swiss 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 Switzerland is included when available.

Everything from Jean-Jacques Rousseau to Frank Martin is included on this list.

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

Use this list of renowned Swiss composers to discover some new composers that you aren't familiar with. Don't forget to share this list by clicking one of the social media icons at the top or bottom of the page. (26 items)

Prince Andrei Mikhaylovich Volkonsky was a Russian composer of classical music and harpsichordist. He was a key figure in Early Music Revival in Russia. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 75 (1933-2008)

Birthplace: Geneva, Switzerland

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Armin Schibler was a Swiss composer. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 66 (1920-1986)

Birthplace: Kreuzlingen, Switzerland

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Arthur Honegger is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Composers from Switzerland
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Arthur Honegger was a Swiss composer, who was born in France and lived a large part of his life in Paris. He was a member of Les Six. His most frequently performed work is probably the orchestral work Pacific 231, which was inspired by the sound of a steam locomotive. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 63 (1892-1955)

Birthplace: France, Normandy, Le Havre, Seine-Maritime, Upper Normandy

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#88 of 231 on The Best Opera Composers #22 of 33 on The Best French Composers of All Time, Ranked #73 of 215 on The Best Ballet Composers #22 of 222 on The Best 20th Century Classical Musicians

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Bernard Hoffer is a Swiss-born American composer and conductor, who has created original music, best known for his work on a number of different films, television series, and commercials. He has also conducted several musical shows, such as the ballets A Boston Cinderella! and Ma Goose. He is probably best known amongst the general public for his work on American cartoons such as Thundercats and Silverhawks. He worked on several of Rankin/Bass' television series and specials that premiered from 1980 onward. The music he developed for The MacNeil-Lehrer Report, still used on The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer, was nominated for an Emmy Award, and he has won six Clio Awards for his work on ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 84

Birthplace: Z├╝rich, Switzerland

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