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

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Alexander von Zemlinsky is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Conductors 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) 2 on the list Famous Conductors 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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Anton Schindler is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Conductors from Austria
Dec. at 69 (1795-1864)
Anton Felix Schindler was an associate, secretary, and early biographer of Ludwig van Beethoven. He was born in Medlov, Moravia and died in Bockenheim.

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Anton Webern is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Conductors 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) 5 on the list Famous Conductors 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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Artur Bodanzky is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Conductors from Austria
Dec. at 62 (1877-1939)
Artur Bodanzky was an Austrian-American conductor particularly associated with the operas of Wagner.

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Beat Furrer is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Conductors 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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Bruno Walter is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Conductors from Austria
Dec. at 86 (1876-1962)
Bruno Walter was a German-born conductor, pianist, and composer. Born in Berlin, he left Germany in 1933 to escape the Third Reich, settling finally in the United States in 1939. He worked ...more

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Carl Millöcker is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Conductors 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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Carlos Kleiber is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Conductors from Austria
Dec. at 74 (1930-2004)
Carlos Kleiber was a German-born Austrian conductor who is widely regarded as being among the greatest conductors of the 20th century.

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Christian Gansch is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Conductors from Austria
age 59
Christian Gansch is a conductor.

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Clemens Heinrich Krauss is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Conductors from Austria
Dec. at 61 (1893-1954)
Clemens Heinrich Krauss was an Austrian conductor and opera impresario, particularly associated with the music of Richard Strauss. Krauss was born in Vienna out of wedlock to Clementine Krauss, ...more

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Emil Paur is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Conductors from Austria
Emil Paur Dec. at 77 (1855-1932)
Emil Paur was an Austrian orchestra conductor. Paur was born in Czernowitz, Austria, now Ukraine, and trained in Vienna before working as a conductor in Kassel, Königsberg and Leipzig. He ...more

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Erich Kleiber is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Conductors from Austria
Dec. at 66 (1890-1956)
Erich Kleiber was an Austrian conductor.

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Erich Leinsdorf is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Conductors from Austria
Died at 81 (1912-1993)
Erich Leinsdorf was an Austrian-born American conductor. He performed and recorded with leading orchestras and opera companies throughout the United States and Europe, earning a reputation for ...more

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Erich Wolfgang Korngold is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Conductors 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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Ernő Dohnányi is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Conductors 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 Bachrich is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Conductors from Austria
Ernst Bachrich Dec. at 50 (1892-1942)
Ernst Bachrich was an Austrian composer, conductor, and pianist. He composed piano music, chamber music and Lieder.

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Ernst Kunwald is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Conductors from Austria
Ernst Kunwald Dec. at 71 (1868-1939)
Ernst Kunwald was an Austrian conductor. Ernst Kunwald was born and died in Vienna. He studied law at the University of Vienna, earning his Dr. Juris in 1891. He also studied piano with Teodor ...more

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Ernst von Schuch is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Conductors from Austria
Dec. at 68 (1846-1914)
Ernst Edler von Schuch, born Ernst Gottfried Schuch was an Austrian conductor who became famous through his working collaborations with Richard Strauss at the Dresden Court Opera. Schuch first ...more

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Erwin Stein is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Conductors from Austria
Dec. at 73 (1885-1958)
Erwin Stein was an Austrian musician and writer, prominent as a pupil and friend of Schoenberg, with whom he studied between 1906 and 1910. He was one of Schoenberg’s principal assistants in ...more

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Felix Mottl is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Conductors from Austria
Dec. at 55 (1856-1911)
Felix Josef von Mottl was an Austrian conductor and composer. He was regarded as one of the most brilliant conductors of his day. He composed three operas, of which Agnes Bernauer was the most ...more

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Felix Weingartner is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Conductors from Austria
Dec. at 79 (1863-1942)
Paul Felix von Weingartner, Edler von Münzberg was an Austrian conductor, composer and pianist.

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Ferdinand Grossmann is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Conductors 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

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Ferdinand Hellmesberger is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Conductors from Austria
Ferdinand Hellmesberger Dec. at 77 (1863-1940)
Ferdinand Hellmesberger was an Austrian cellist and conductor.