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

List features Richard Strauss, Siegfried Wagner and more.

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

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Richard Strauss is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Conductors from Germany
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Richard Georg Strauss was a leading German composer of the late Romantic and early modern eras. He is known for his operas, which include Der Rosenkavalier and Salome; his lieder, especially his Four Last Songs; and his tone poems Death and Transfiguration, Till Eulenspiegel's Merry Pranks, Also ...more

Age: Died at 85 (1864-1949)

Birthplace: Munich, Germany

Profession: Conductor, Book editor, Composer

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Richard Wagner is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Conductors from Germany
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Richard Wagner is a film score composer. ...more

Age: Died at 70 (1813-1883)

Birthplace: Leipzig, Germany

Profession: Conductor, Theatre Director, Music critic, Author, Composer, + more

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Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Conductors from Germany
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Jakob Ludwig Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy, born and widely known as Felix Mendelssohn, was a German composer, pianist, organist and conductor of the early Romantic period. A grandson of the philosopher Moses Mendelssohn, Felix Mendelssohn was born into a prominent Jewish family. Although initially he ...more

Age: Died at 38 (1809-1847)

Birthplace: Hamburg, Germany

Profession: Conductor, Pianist, Composer, Violist

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André Previn is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Conductors from Germany
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André George Previn, KBE is a German-American pianist, conductor, and composer. He is considered one of the most versatile musicians in the world and is the winner of four Academy Awards for his film work and ten Grammy Awards for his recordings. ...more

Age: 88

Birthplace: Berlin, Germany

Profession: Conductor, Film Score Composer, Arranger, Pianist, Musician, + more

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