100 Notable alumni of
University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna

The University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna is 220th in the world, 71st in Europe, and 2nd in Austria by aggregated alumni prominence. Below is the list of 100 notable alumni from the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna sorted by their wiki pages popularity. The directory includes famous graduates and former students along with research and academic staff.

  1. Franz Schubert

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    Franz Schubert
    Born in
    Austria Flag Austria
    Years
    1797-1828 (aged 31)
    Occupations
    composerpianist
    Biography

    Franz Peter Schubert was an Austrian composer of the late Classical and early Romantic eras. Despite his short lifetime, Schubert left behind a vast oeuvre, including more than 600 secular vocal works (mainly lieder), seven complete symphonies, sacred music, operas, incidental music and a large body of piano and chamber music. His major works include "Erlkönig" (D. 328), the Piano Quintet in A major, D. 667 (Trout Quintet), the Symphony No. 8 in B minor, D. 759 (Unfinished Symphony), the ”Great” Symphony No. 9 in C major, D. 944, the String Quintet (D. 956), the three last piano sonatas (D. 958–960), the opera Fierrabras (D. 796), the incidental music to the play Rosamunde (D. 797), and the song cycles Die schöne Müllerin (D. 795) and Winterreise (D. 911).

  2. Franz Liszt

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    Franz Liszt
    Born in
    Austria Flag Austria
    Years
    1811-1886 (aged 75)
    Occupations
    composerpianistconductormusic pedagoguevirtuoso
    Biography

    Franz Liszt was a Hungarian composer, virtuoso pianist, conductor, music teacher, arranger, and organist of the Romantic era. He was also a writer, philanthropist, Hungarian nationalist, and Franciscan tertiary.

  3. Johannes Brahms

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    Johannes Brahms
    Born in
    Germany Flag Germany
    Years
    1833-1897 (aged 64)
    Occupations
    composerconductorpianist
    Biography

    Johannes Brahms was a German composer, pianist, and conductor of the Romantic period. Born in Hamburg into a Lutheran family, he spent much of his professional life in Vienna. He is sometimes grouped with Johann Sebastian Bach and Ludwig van Beethoven as one of the "Three Bs" of music, a comment originally made by the nineteenth-century conductor Hans von Bülow.

  4. Herbert von Karajan

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    Herbert von Karajan
    Born in
    Austria Flag Austria
    Years
    1908-1989 (aged 81)
    Occupations
    conductormusic directortheatrical directorfilm director
    Biography

    Herbert von Karajan was an Austrian conductor. He was principal conductor of the Berlin Philharmonic for 34 years. During the Nazi era, he debuted at the Salzburg festival, with the Vienna Philharmonic, the Berlin Philharmonic, and during the Second World War he conducted at the Berlin State Opera. Generally regarded as one of the greatest conductors of the 20th century, he was a controversial but dominant figure in European classical music from the mid-1950s until his death. Part of the reason for this was the large number of recordings he made and their prominence during his lifetime. By one estimate, he was the top-selling classical music recording artist of all time, having sold an estimated 200 million records.

  5. Tobias Moretti

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    Tobias Moretti
    Born in
    Austria Flag Austria
    Years
    1959-.. (age 62)
    Occupations
    stage actorfilm actortelevision actorvoice actor
    Biography

    Tobias Moretti is an Austrian actor.

  6. Anton Bruckner

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    Anton Bruckner
    Born in
    Austria Flag Austria
    Years
    1824-1896 (aged 72)
    Occupations
    composermusicologistmusic theoristmusic pedagogueorganist
    Biography

    Josef Anton Bruckner was an Austrian composer, organist, and music theorist best known for his symphonies, masses, Te Deum and motets. The first are considered emblematic of the final stage of Austro-German Romanticism because of their rich harmonic language, strongly polyphonic character, and considerable length. Bruckner's compositions helped to define contemporary musical radicalism, owing to their dissonances, unprepared modulations, and roving harmonies.

  7. Zubin Mehta

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    Zubin Mehta
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    1936-.. (age 85)
    Occupations
    conductormusic director
    Biography

    Zubin Mehta is an Indian conductor of Western and Eastern classical music. He is music director emeritus of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra (IPO) and conductor emeritus of the Los Angeles Philharmonic.

  8. Khatia Buniatishvili

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    Khatia Buniatishvili
    Born in
    Georgia Flag Georgia
    Years
    1987-.. (age 34)
    Occupations
    pianist
    Biography

    Khatia Buniatishvili is a Georgian concert pianist.

  9. Carl Maria von Weber

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    Carl Maria von Weber
    Born in
    Germany Flag Germany
    Years
    1786-1826 (aged 40)
    Occupations
    composerconductorpianistguitaristclassical guitarist
    Biography

    Carl Maria von Weber was a German composer, conductor, virtuoso pianist, guitarist and critic who was one of the first significant composers of the Romantic era. Best known for his operas, he was a crucial figure in the development of German Romantische Oper (German Romantic opera).

  10. Peter Alexander

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    Peter Alexander
    Born in
    Austria Flag Austria
    Years
    1926-2011 (aged 85)
    Occupations
    television presentersingerfilm actorrecording artist
    Biography

    Peter Alexander Ferdinand Maximilian Neumayer, commonly known as Peter Alexander, was an Austrian actor, singer and one of the most popular entertainers in the German-language world between the 1950s and his retirement. His fame emerged in the 1950s and 1960s through popular film comedies and successful recordings, predominantly of Schlager and operetta repertory. Later, Alexander established himself as the acclaimed host of television shows. His career as a live singer touring the German language countries lasted until 1991, while he continued his television work until 1996.

  11. Alban Berg

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    Alban Berg
    Born in
    Austria Flag Austria
    Years
    1885-1935 (aged 50)
    Occupations
    composerpianistmusicianlibrettist
    Biography

    Alban Maria Johannes Berg was an Austrian composer of the Second Viennese School. His compositional style combined Romantic lyricism with the twelve-tone technique. Although he left a relatively small oeuvre, he is remembered as one of the most important composers of the 20th century for his expressive style encompassing "entire worlds of emotion and structure".

  12. Claudio Abbado

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    Claudio Abbado
    Born in
    Italy Flag Italy
    Years
    1933-2014 (aged 81)
    Occupations
    conductorpoliticianpianistmusic directorcomposer
    Biography

    Claudio Abbado was an Italian conductor who was one of the leading conductors of his generation. He served as music director of the La Scala opera house in Milan, principal conductor of the London Symphony Orchestra, principal guest conductor of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, music director of the Vienna State Opera, founder and director of Lucerne Festival Orchestra, music director of European Union Youth Orchestra, and principal conductor of the Berlin Philharmonic orchestra.

  13. George Enescu

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    George Enescu
    Born in
    Romania Flag Romania
    Years
    1881-1955 (aged 74)
    Occupations
    composerviolinistpianistconductormusician
    Biography

    George Enescu, known in France as Georges Enesco, was a Romanian musician. Enescu is regarded as one of the greatest musicians in Romanian history; he was a composer, violinist, pianist, conductor, and teacher. He is featured on the Romanian five lei.

  14. Aida Garifullina

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    Aida Garifullina
    Born in
    Russia Flag Russia
    Years
    1987-.. (age 34)
    Occupations
    opera singersinger
    Biography

    Aida Emilevna Garifullina is a Russian lyric soprano. She was the winner of the 2013 Operalia competition and has featured in a number of productions staged at the Mariinsky Theatre, St. Petersburg and the Vienna State Opera. She has a recording contract with Decca Records.

  15. Mariss Jansons

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    Mariss Jansons
    Born in
    Latvia Flag Latvia
    Years
    1943-2019 (aged 76)
    Occupations
    conductormusic pedagogue
    Biography

    Mariss Ivars Georgs Jansons was a Latvian conductor best known for his interpretations of Mahler, Strauss and Russian composers such as Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninoff and Shostakovich. During his lifetime he was often cited as among the world's leading conductors; in a 2015 Bachtrack poll, he was ranked by music critics as the world's third best living conductor. Jansons was long associated with the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra (BRSO; 2003–2019) and Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra (ROC; 2004–2015) as music director.

  16. Carl Czerny

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    Carl Czerny
    Born in
    Austria Flag Austria
    Years
    1791-1857 (aged 66)
    Occupations
    pianistcomposermusicologistmusic theoristmusic pedagogue
    Biography

    Carl Czerny was an Austrian composer, teacher, and pianist of Czech origin whose music spanned the late Classical and early Romantic eras. His vast musical production amounted to over a thousand works and his books of studies for the piano are still widely used in piano teaching. He was one of Ludwig van Beethoven's best-known pupils.

  17. Fritz Kreisler

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    Fritz Kreisler
    Born in
    Austria Flag Austria
    Years
    1875-1962 (aged 87)
    Occupations
    composerviolinist
    Biography

    Fritz Kreisler was an Austrian-born American violinist and composer. One of the most noted violin masters of his day, and regarded as one of the greatest violinists of all time, he was known for his sweet tone and expressive phrasing. Like many great violinists of his generation, he produced a characteristic sound which was immediately recognizable as his own. Although it derived in many respects from the Franco-Belgian school, his style is nonetheless reminiscent of the gemütlich (cozy) lifestyle of pre-war Vienna.

  18. Nikolaus Harnoncourt

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    Nikolaus Harnoncourt
    Born in
    Germany Flag Germany
    Years
    1929-2016 (aged 87)
    Occupations
    conductormusicianchoir directorviol playercellist
    Biography

    Johann Nikolaus Harnoncourt or historically Johann Nikolaus Graf de la Fontaine und d'Harnoncourt-Unverzagt; was an Austrian conductor, particularly known for his historically informed performances of music from the Classical era and earlier. Starting out as a classical cellist, he founded his own period instrument ensemble, Concentus Musicus Wien, in the 1950s, and became a pioneer of the Early Music movement. Around 1970, Harnoncourt started to conduct opera and concert performances, soon leading renowned international symphony orchestras, and appearing at leading concert halls, operatic venues and festivals. His repertoire then widened to include composers of the 19th and 20th centuries. In 2001 and 2003, he conducted the Vienna New Year's Concert. Harnoncourt was also the author of several books, mostly on subjects of performance history and musical aesthetics.

  19. Erich Wolfgang Korngold

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    Erich Wolfgang Korngold
    Born in
    Czech Republic Flag Czech Republic
    Years
    1897-1957 (aged 60)
    Occupations
    composerpianistconductorfilm score composer
    Biography

    Erich Wolfgang Korngold was an Austrian-born American composer and conductor. A child prodigy, he became one of the most important and influential composers in Hollywood history. He was a noted pianist and composer of classical music, along with music for Hollywood films, and the first composer of international stature to write Hollywood scores.

  20. Max Steiner

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    Max Steiner
    Born in
    Austria Flag Austria
    Years
    1888-1971 (aged 83)
    Occupations
    conductorcomposermusicianscreenwriterfilm score composer
    Biography

    Maximilian Raoul Steiner was an Austrian-born American music composer for theatre and films, as well as a conductor. He was a child prodigy who conducted his first operetta when he was twelve and became a full-time professional, either composing, arranging, or conducting, when he was fifteen.

  21. Johanna Wokalek

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    Johanna Wokalek
    Born in
    Germany Flag Germany
    Years
    1975-.. (age 46)
    Occupations
    stage actorfilm actor
    Biography

    Johanna Wokalek is a German stage and film actress. A student of Klaus Maria Brandauer, she received critical recognition and three newcomer awards for her performance in the play Rose Bernd. Wokalek is best known for her award-winning appearances in the German films Hierankl, Barfuss, and The Baader Meinhof Complex. She received the Bambi award for her portrayal of the Red Army Faction member Gudrun Ensslin in 2008. She played the lead role in the film Pope Joan in 2009.

  22. Johann Nepomuk Hummel

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    Johann Nepomuk Hummel
    Born in
    Slovakia Flag Slovakia
    Years
    1778-1837 (aged 59)
    Occupations
    composerconductorpianistconcertmaster
    Biography

    Johann Nepomuk Hummel was an Austrian composer and virtuoso pianist. His music reflects the transition from the Classical to the Romantic musical era.

  23. Alfred Brendel

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    Alfred Brendel
    Born in
    Czech Republic Flag Czech Republic
    Years
    1931-.. (age 90)
    Occupations
    pianistcomposerpoetessayistrecording artist
    Biography

    Alfred Brendel KBE is an Austrian classical pianist, poet, author, composer and lecturer who is known particularly for his performances of Mozart, Schubert, Schoenberg, and Beethoven.

  24. Hanns Eisler

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    Hanns Eisler
    Born in
    Germany Flag Germany
    Years
    1898-1962 (aged 64)
    Occupations
    composerscreenwriteruniversity teacherfilm score composermusician
    Biography

    Hanns Eisler was an Austrian composer (his father was Austrian, and Eisler fought in a Hungarian regiment in World War I). He is best known for composing the national anthem of East Germany, for his long artistic association with Bertolt Brecht, and for the scores he wrote for films. The Hochschule für Musik "Hanns Eisler" is named after him.

  25. Kirill Petrenko

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    Kirill Petrenko
    Born in
    Russia Flag Russia
    Years
    1972-.. (age 49)
    Occupations
    conductormusic director
    Biography

    Kirill Garrievich Petrenko is a Russian-Austrian conductor. He is currently general music director of the Bavarian State Opera and chief conductor of the Berlin Philharmonic.

  26. Dagmar Koller

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    Dagmar Koller
    Born in
    Austria Flag Austria
    Years
    1939-.. (age 82)
    Occupations
    actorsingerfilm actor
    Biography

    Dagmar Koller is an Austrian actress and singer.

  27. Hugo Wolf

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    Hugo Wolf
    Born in
    Slovenia Flag Slovenia
    Years
    1860-1903 (aged 43)
    Occupations
    composermusic critic
    Biography

    Hugo Philipp Jacob Wolf was an Austrian composer of Slovene origin, particularly noted for his art songs, or Lieder. He brought to this form a concentrated expressive intensity which was unique in late Romantic music, somewhat related to that of the Second Viennese School in concision but diverging greatly in technique.

  28. Friedrich Gulda

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    Friedrich Gulda
    Born in
    Austria Flag Austria
    Years
    1930-2000 (aged 70)
    Occupations
    pianistcomposersingerjazz musician
    Biography

    Friedrich Gulda was an Austrian pianist and composer who worked in both the classical and jazz fields.

  29. Ciprian Porumbescu

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    Ciprian Porumbescu
    Born in
    Ukraine Flag Ukraine
    Years
    1853-1883 (aged 30)
    Occupations
    composerconductormusicologistpianist
    Biography

    Ciprian Porumbescu was a Romanian composer born in Șipotele Sucevei in Bukovina (now Shepit, Vyzhnytsia Raion, Ukraine). He was among the most celebrated Romanian composers of his time; his popular works include Crai nou, Trei culori, Song for 1 May, Ballad for violin and piano, and Serenada. In addition, he composed the music for the Romanian patriotic song "Pe-al nostru steag e scris Unire" ("Unity is Written on our Flag"), which was Romania's anthem from 1975 to 1977 and is currently used for Albania's national anthem, "Himni i Flamurit". His work spreads over various forms and musical genres, but the majority of his work is choral and operetta.

  30. Franz von Suppé

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    Franz von Suppé
    Born in
    Croatia Flag Croatia
    Years
    1819-1895 (aged 76)
    Occupations
    composerconductor
    Biography

    Franz von Suppé was an Austrian composer of light operas and other theatre music. He came from the Kingdom of Dalmatia, Austro-Hungarian Empire (now part of Croatia). A composer and conductor of the Romantic period, he is notable for his four dozen operettas.

  31. Klaus Löwitsch

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    Klaus Löwitsch
    Born in
    Germany Flag Germany
    Years
    1936-2002 (aged 66)
    Occupations
    actorvoice actorfilm actorstage actortelevision actor
    Biography

    Klaus Löwitsch was a German actor, best known in Germany for his starring role in the television detective series Peter Strohm.

  32. Ulrich Seidl

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    Ulrich Seidl
    Born in
    Austria Flag Austria
    Years
    1952-.. (age 69)
    Occupations
    film directorscreenwriterfilm producerwritercinematographer
    Biography

    Ulrich Maria Seidl is an Austrian film director, writer and producer. In 2005 he was a member of the jury at the 27th Moscow International Film Festival.

  33. Joseph Joachim

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    Joseph Joachim
    Born in
    Austria Flag Austria
    Years
    1831-1907 (aged 76)
    Occupations
    composerconductorconcertmastermusicologistmusic pedagogue
    Biography

    Joseph Joachim was a Hungarian violinist, conductor, composer and teacher who made an international career, based in Hanover and Berlin. A close collaborator of Johannes Brahms, he is widely regarded as one of the most significant violinists of the 19th century.

  34. Sophie Rois

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    Sophie Rois
    Born in
    Austria Flag Austria
    Years
    1961-.. (age 60)
    Occupations
    actorfilm actormusician
    Biography

    Sophie Rois is an Austrian actress. She has appeared in such films as Three, 180°, Enemy at the Gates and television programmes such as Polizeiruf 110 and Die kleine Monsterin.

  35. Émile Jaques-Dalcroze

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    Émile Jaques-Dalcroze
    Born in
    Austria Flag Austria
    Years
    1865-1950 (aged 85)
    Occupations
    composermusicologistmusic pedagogue
    Biography

    Émile Jaques-Dalcroze was a Swiss composer, musician, and music educator who developed Dalcroze eurhythmics, an approach to learning and experiencing music through movement. Dalcroze eurhythmics influenced Carl Orff's pedagogy, used in music education throughout the United States.

  36. Alexander von Zemlinsky

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    Alexander von Zemlinsky
    Born in
    Austria Flag Austria
    Years
    1871-1942 (aged 71)
    Occupations
    conductorcomposerwriterteacher
    Biography

    Alexander Zemlinsky or Alexander von Zemlinsky was an Austrian composer, conductor, and teacher.

  37. Wolfgang Sobotka

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    Wolfgang Sobotka
    Born in
    Austria Flag Austria
    Years
    1956-.. (age 65)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Wolfgang Sobotka is an Austrian teacher, conductor and politician of the Austrian People's Party (ÖVP) who has been the President of the Austrian National Council since 20 December 2017.

  38. Patricia Kopatchinskaja

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    Patricia Kopatchinskaja
    Born in
    Moldova Flag Moldova
    Years
    1977-.. (age 44)
    Occupations
    violinistcomposer
    Biography

    Patricia Kopatchinskaja is a Moldovan-Austrian-Swiss violinist.

  39. Henri Vieuxtemps

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    Henri Vieuxtemps
    Born in
    Belgium Flag Belgium
    Years
    1820-1881 (aged 61)
    Occupations
    composermusic pedagogueuniversity teacherviolinist
    Biography

    Henri François Joseph Vieuxtemps was a Belgian composer and violinist. He occupies an important place in the history of the violin as a prominent exponent of the Franco-Belgian violin school during the mid-19th century. He is also known for playing what is now known as the Vieuxtemps Guarneri del Gesù, a violin of superior workmanship.

  40. Shardad Rohani

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    Shardad Rohani
    Born in
    Iran Flag Iran
    Years
    1954-.. (age 67)
    Occupations
    conductorcomposerpianistmusician
    Biography

    Shahrdad Rohani, also known as Shardad Rohani is an Iranian-American composer, violinist/pianist, and conductor. His style is contemporary and he is well known for composing and conducting classical, instrumental, adult contemporary/new age, film soundtrack as well as pop music. He has been the principal conductor and music director of the Tehran Symphony Orchestra since 2016.

  41. Anton Karas

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    Anton Karas
    Born in
    Austria Flag Austria
    Years
    1906-1985 (aged 79)
    Occupations
    composermusicianfilm score composerzitherist
    Biography

    Anton Karas was an Austrian zither player and composer, best known for his internationally famous 1948 soundtrack to Carol Reed's The Third Man. His association with the film came about as a result of a chance meeting with its director. The success of the film and the enduring popularity of its theme song changed Karas' life.

  42. Artur Schnabel

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    Artur Schnabel
    Born in
    Poland Flag Poland
    Years
    1882-1951 (aged 69)
    Occupations
    composerpianistmusic pedagogue
    Biography

    Artur Schnabel was an Austrian-American classical pianist, composer and pedagogue. Schnabel was known for his intellectual seriousness as a musician, avoiding pure technical bravura. Among the 20th century's most respected and important pianists, his playing displayed marked vitality, profundity and spirituality in the Austro-German classics, particularly the works of Beethoven and Schubert.

  43. George Szell

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    George Szell
    Born in
    Hungary Flag Hungary
    Years
    1897-1970 (aged 73)
    Occupations
    conductorpianistcomposeruniversity teachermusician
    Biography

    George Szell, originally György Széll, György Endre Szél, or Georg Szell, was a Hungarian-born American conductor and composer. He is widely considered one of the twentieth century's greatest conductors. He is remembered today for his long and successful tenure as music director of the Cleveland Orchestra of Cleveland, Ohio, and for the recordings of the standard classical repertoire he made in Cleveland and with other orchestras.

  44. Samy Molcho

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    Samy Molcho
    Born in
    Israel Flag Israel
    Years
    1936-.. (age 85)
    Occupations
    dancerchoreographermime artist
    Biography

    Samy Molcho is an Israeli mime and an expert in body language communication. He was professor at the University of Music and Performing Arts and at Max Reinhardt Seminar in Vienna, Austria until 2004.

  45. Giuseppe Sinopoli

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    Giuseppe Sinopoli
    Born in
    Italy Flag Italy
    Years
    1946-2001 (aged 55)
    Occupations
    conductorcomposer
    Biography

    Giuseppe Sinopoli was an Italian conductor and composer.

  46. Rudolf Buchbinder

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    Rudolf Buchbinder
    Born in
    Czech Republic Flag Czech Republic
    Years
    1946-.. (age 75)
    Occupations
    pianist
    Biography

    Rudolf Buchbinder is an Austrian classical pianist.

  47. Antonio Neumane

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    Antonio Neumane
    Born in
    France Flag France
    Years
    1818-1871 (aged 53)
    Occupations
    composerpianistconductor
    Biography

    Antonio Neumane was a composer, pianist, and orchestra director. His most notable work is the music of the Ecuadorian National Anthem "Salve, Oh Patria" with the text written by Juan León Mera.

  48. Ernst Krenek

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    Ernst Krenek
    Born in
    Austria Flag Austria
    Years
    1900-1991 (aged 91)
    Occupations
    composerconductormusicologistuniversity teacherwriter
    Biography

    Ernst Heinrich Krenek was an Austrian, later American, composer of Czech origin. He explored atonality and other modern styles and wrote a number of books, including Music Here and Now (1939), a study of Johannes Ockeghem (1953), and Horizons Circled: Reflections on my Music (1974). Krenek wrote two pieces using the pseudonym Thornton Winsloe.

  49. Iván Fischer

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    Iván Fischer
    Born in
    Hungary Flag Hungary
    Years
    1951-.. (age 70)
    Occupations
    conductorcomposermusician
    Biography

    Iván Fischer is a Hungarian conductor and composer.

  50. Elisabeth Bergner

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    Elisabeth Bergner
    Born in
    Ukraine Flag Ukraine
    Years
    1897-1986 (aged 89)
    Occupations
    stage actorfilm actor
    Biography

    Elisabeth Bergner was an Austrian-British actress. Primarily a stage actress, her career flourished in Berlin and Paris before she moved to London to work in films. Her signature role was Gemma Jones in Escape Me Never, a play written for her by Margaret Kennedy. She played Gemma first in London and then in the Broadway debut, and in a film version for which she was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress. In 1943, Bergner returned to Broadway in the play The Two Mrs. Carrolls, for which she won the Distinguished Performance Medal from the Drama League.

  51. Oskar Homolka

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    Oskar Homolka
    Born in
    Austria Flag Austria
    Years
    1898-1978 (aged 80)
    Occupations
    actorstage actorfilm actor
    Biography

    Oskar Homolka was an Austrian film and theatre actor, who went on to work in Germany, Britain and America. Both his voice and his appearance fitted him for roles as communist spies or Soviet officials, for which he was in regular demand. By the age of 30, he had appeared in more than 400 plays; his film career covered at least 100 films and TV shows.

  52. Franz Schreker

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    Franz Schreker
    Born in
    Monaco Flag Monaco
    Years
    1878-1934 (aged 56)
    Occupations
    composermusic pedagogueuniversity teacherwriter
    Biography

    Franz Schreker was an Austrian composer, conductor, teacher and administrator. Primarily a composer of operas, Schreker developed a style characterized by aesthetic plurality (a mixture of Romanticism, Naturalism, Symbolism, Impressionism, Expressionism and Neue Sachlichkeit), timbral experimentation, strategies of extended tonality and conception of total music theatre into the narrative of 20th-century music.

  53. Andrés Orozco-Estrada

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    Andrés Orozco-Estrada
    Born in
    Colombia Flag Colombia
    Years
    1977-.. (age 44)
    Occupations
    conductorviolinist
    Biography

    Andrés Orozco-Estrada is a Colombian violinist and conductor, with dual nationality in Colombia and Austria. He is Music Director of the Vienna Symphony and the Houston Symphony.

  54. Nader Mashayekhi

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    Nader Mashayekhi
    Born in
    Iran Flag Iran
    Years
    1958-.. (age 63)
    Occupations
    conductormusiciancomposer
    Biography

    Nader Mashayekhi is an Iranian composer. From 2006 to July 2007 he was conductor of the Tehran Symphony Orchestra. He is the son of Jamshid Mashayekhi.

  55. Michael Glawogger

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    Michael Glawogger
    Born in
    Austria Flag Austria
    Years
    1959-2014 (aged 55)
    Occupations
    film directorscreenwriterwritercinematographer
    Biography

    Michael Glawogger was an Austrian film director, screenwriter and cinematographer.

  56. Clemens Krauss

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    Clemens Krauss
    Born in
    Austria Flag Austria
    Years
    1893-1954 (aged 61)
    Occupations
    conductorcomposerlibrettistuniversity teacherwriter
    Biography

    Clemens Heinrich Krauss was an Austrian conductor and opera impresario, particularly associated with the music of Richard Strauss.

  57. Jörg Demus

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    Jörg Demus
    Born in
    Austria Flag Austria
    Years
    1928-2019 (aged 91)
    Enrolled in the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna
    Studied in 1940-1945
    Occupations
    pianistcomposer
    Biography

    Jörg Wolfgang Demus was an Austrian classical pianist who appeared internationally and made many recordings. He was also a composer and a lecturer at music academies. In composition and playing, he focused on chamber music and lieder. He played with singers such as Elisabeth Schwarzkopf and Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, as a piano duo with Paul Badura-Skoda, and with string players such as Josef Suk and Antonio Janigro. Demus was instrumental in bringing the historic fortepiano to concert podiums. He was a member of the Legion of Honour, among many awards. He is regarded as one of the leading Austrian pianists of the immediate post-World War II era.

  58. Karl Goldmark

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    1830-1915 (aged 85)
    Occupations
    composermusic pedagoguepianistmusicianviolinist
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    Karl Goldmark was a Hungarian-born Viennese composer.

  59. Gian Francesco Malipiero

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    Born in
    Italy Flag Italy
    Years
    1882-1973 (aged 91)
    Occupations
    composermusicologist
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    Gian Francesco Malipiero was an Italian composer, musicologist, music teacher and editor.

  60. Hans Richter

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    Born in
    Hungary Flag Hungary
    Years
    1843-1916 (aged 73)
    Occupations
    conductormusiciancomposermusicologist
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    Hans Richter was an Austrian–Hungarian orchestral and operatic conductor.

  61. Jesús López Cobos

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    Years
    1940-2018 (aged 78)
    Occupations
    conductormusic director
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    Jesús López Cobos was a Spanish conductor.

  62. Ádám Fischer

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    Years
    1949-.. (age 72)
    Occupations
    conductormusician
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    Ádám Fischer is a Hungarian conductor. He is the general music director of the Austro-Hungarian Haydn Orchestra, chief conductor of the Danish National Chamber Orchestra, and chief conductor of the Düsseldorf Symphony.

  63. Arthur Nikisch

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    Born in
    Hungary Flag Hungary
    Years
    1855-1922 (aged 67)
    Enrolled in the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna
    Studied in 1873
    Occupations
    conductorpianistuniversity teacher
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    Arthur Nikisch was a Hungarian conductor who performed internationally, holding posts in Boston, London, Leipzig and—most importantly—Berlin. He was considered an outstanding interpreter of the music of Bruckner, Tchaikovsky, Beethoven and Liszt. Johannes Brahms praised Nikisch's performance of his Fourth Symphony as "quite exemplary, it's impossible to hear it any better."

  64. Heinrich Schenker

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    Born in
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    Years
    1868-1935 (aged 67)
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    composermusicologistmusic theoristmusic pedagogue
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    Heinrich Schenker was a music theorist, music critic, teacher, pianist, and composer. He is best known for his approach to musical analysis, now usually called Schenkerian analysis.

  65. Manfred Honeck

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    Born in
    Austria Flag Austria
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    1958-.. (age 63)
    Occupations
    conductormusician
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    Manfred Honeck is an Austrian conductor and Music Director of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra since the 2008/2009 season. In 2018, he was named Artist of the Year by the International Classical Music Awards. On 28 January 2018, Honeck and the PSO were awarded the 2018 Grammy Award for Best Orchestral Performance for their recording of Shostakovich Symphony No. 5 and Barber Adagio for Strings. The recording won a second Grammy for Best Engineered Album (Mark Donahue, engineer).

  66. James Allen Gähres

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    Born in
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    1943-.. (age 78)
    Occupations
    conductormusic director
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    James Allen Gähres is an American conductor, based in Germany.

  67. Theodor Leschetizky

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    Theodor Leschetizky
    Born in
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    Years
    1830-1915 (aged 85)
    Occupations
    pianistcomposermusicologistmusic pedagogueuniversity teacher
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    Theodor Leschetizky was a Polish pianist, professor and composer born in Łańcut, then Landshut in the kingdom of Galicia and Lodomeria, also known as Austrian Poland, a crownland of the Habsburg Monarchy.

  68. Karl Farkas

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    Years
    1893-1971 (aged 78)
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    comedianwriterscreenwriterstage actorfilm actor
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    Karl Farkas was an Austrian actor and cabaret performer.

  69. Erich Leinsdorf

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    Born in
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    Years
    1912-1993 (aged 81)
    Occupations
    conductor
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    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 exacting standards as well as an acerbic personality. He also published books and essays on musical matters.

  70. Herbert Berghof

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    Born in
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    Years
    1909-1990 (aged 81)
    Occupations
    stage actorfilm actortheatrical director
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    Herbert Berghof was an Austrian-American actor, director and acting teacher.

  71. Robert Fuchs

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    Robert Fuchs
    Born in
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    Years
    1847-1927 (aged 80)
    Occupations
    composermusic pedagogueconductor
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    Robert Fuchs was an Austrian composer and music teacher. As Professor of music theory at the Vienna Conservatory, Fuchs taught many notable composers, while he was himself a highly regarded composer in his lifetime.

  72. Thomas Gansch

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    Born in
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    Years
    1975-.. (age 46)
    Occupations
    jazz musiciantrumpeter
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    Thomas Gansch is a well-known Vienna-based Austrian trumpet player.

  73. Rainer Küchl

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    Born in
    Austria Flag Austria
    Years
    1950-.. (age 71)
    Occupations
    classical violinistuniversity teacher
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    Rainer Küchl is an Austrian violinist who was born in Waidhofen an der Ybbs, Austria, in August 1950.

  74. Angelika Kirchschlager

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    Angelika Kirchschlager
    Born in
    Austria Flag Austria
    Years
    1965-.. (age 56)
    Occupations
    opera singeruniversity teacher
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    Angelika Kirchschlager is an Austrian mezzo-soprano opera and lieder singer.

  75. Hans Swarowsky

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    Born in
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    Years
    1899-1975 (aged 76)
    Occupations
    conductormusic pedagogueuniversity teacherwriter
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    Hans Swarowsky was an Austrian conductor of Hungarian birth.

  76. Alois Hába

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    Born in
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    Years
    1893-1973 (aged 80)
    Occupations
    composerpedagoguemusicologistmusic pedagoguemusic theorist
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    Alois Hába was a Czech composer, music theorist and teacher. He belongs to the important discoverers in modern classical music, and major composers of microtonal music, especially using the quarter-tone scale, though he used others such as sixth-tones (e.g., in the 5th, 10th and 11th String Quartets), fifth-tones (Sixteenth String Quartet), and twelfth-tones. From the other mictrotonal conceptions, he discussed a "three-quarter tone" system (see three-quarter tone flat and the neutral second) in his theoretical works but he used scales in this tuning in sections of some of his compositions. In his prolific career, Hába composed three operas, an enormous collection of chamber music including 16 string quartets, piano, organ and choral pieces, some orchestral works and songs. He also had special keyboard and woodwind instruments constructed that were capable of playing quarter-tone scales.

  77. Erkki Melartin

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    Born in
    Russia Flag Russia
    Years
    1875-1937 (aged 62)
    Occupations
    conductorcomposer
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    Erkki Melartin was a Finnish composer. He was a pupil of Martin Wegelius from 1892 to 1899 in Helsinki and of Robert Fuchs from 1899 to 1901 in Vienna.

  78. Karl Michael Ziehrer

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    Born in
    Austria Flag Austria
    Years
    1843-1922 (aged 79)
    Occupations
    composerconductor
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    Carl Michael Ziehrer was an Austrian composer. In his lifetime, he was one of the fiercest rivals of the Strauss family; most notably Johann Strauss II and Eduard Strauss.

  79. Maria Andergast

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    Born in
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    Years
    1912-1995 (aged 83)
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    stage actorfilm actor
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    Maria Andergast was a German actress. She appeared in more than 60 films between 1934 and 1974.

  80. Lovro von Matačić

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    Years
    1899-1985 (aged 86)
    Occupations
    conductorcomposer
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    Lovro von Matačić was a Croatian conductor and composer.

  81. Christiane Lutz

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    Christiane Lutz
    Born in
    Germany Flag Germany
    Years
    1980-.. (age 41)
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    Christiane Lutz is a German opera director.

  82. Edith Mathis

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    Edith Mathis
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    Years
    1938-.. (age 83)
    Occupations
    singeropera singer
    Biography

    Edith Mathis is a Swiss soprano and a leading exponent of the works of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart worldwide. She is known for parts in Mozart operas, but also took part in premieres of operas such as Henze's Der junge Lord.

  83. Friedrich Cerha

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    Friedrich Cerha
    Born in
    Austria Flag Austria
    Years
    1926-.. (age 95)
    Occupations
    conductorcomposer
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    Friedrich Cerha is an Austrian composer, conductor and music educator.

  84. Ingrid Haebler

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    Born in
    Austria Flag Austria
    Years
    1929-.. (age 92)
    Occupations
    pianistmusic pedagogueuniversity teacher
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    Ingrid Haebler is an Austrian pianist. She studied at the Salzburg Mozarteum, Vienna Music Academy, Conservatoire de Musique de Genève and privately in Paris with Marguerite Long. She toured worldwide. She is best known for a series of recordings from the 1950s to 1980s. Her complete set of Mozart's piano sonatas for the Denon label is still regarded as among the finest sets. Haebler also recorded all of Mozart's piano concertos (most of them twice), often with her own cadenzas - and all of Schubert's sonatas. She was one of several Austrian musicians to experiment early with period instruments, having recorded the music of Johann Christian Bach on a fortepiano. Her recordings of Mozart and Beethoven with the violinist Henryk Szeryng are particularly prized.

  85. Leo Fall

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    Years
    1873-1925 (aged 52)
    Occupations
    conductorcomposer
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    Leopold Fall was an Austrian Kapellmeister and composer of operettas.

  86. Iván Erőd

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    Born in
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    Years
    1936-2019 (aged 83)
    Enrolled in the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna
    Studied in 1957-1961
    Occupations
    composerpianist
    Biography

    Iván Erőd was a Hungarian-Austrian composer and pianist. Educated in Budapest, he emigrated to Austria in 1956, where he studied at the Vienna Music Academy. He was successful as a pianist and composer of operas, chamber music and much more, with elements from serialism, Hungarian folk music and jazz. He first was a professor of music theory and composition at the University of Music in Graz (1967–1989), then a professor of composition at the Vienna Music Academy from 1989.

  87. Marcel Prawy

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    Born in
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    Years
    1911-2003 (aged 92)
    Occupations
    authormusic criticuniversity teacherdramaturge
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    Marcel Prawy was an Austrian dramaturg, opera connoisseur and opera critic. He was born into a Jewish Austro-Hungarian noble family and studied law, but his life belonged to the opera. He became secretary of the tenor Jan Kiepura and, together, emigrated to the United States when persecution of the Austrian Jews became unbearable in the late 1930s.

  88. Heinrich von Herzogenberg

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    Born in
    Austria Flag Austria
    Years
    1843-1900 (aged 57)
    Occupations
    composerconductormusic pedagogue
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    Heinrich Picot de Peccaduc, Freiherr von Herzogenberg was an Austrian composer and conductor descended from a French aristocratic family.

  89. Elisabeth Kulman

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    Born in
    Austria Flag Austria
    Years
    1973-.. (age 48)
    Occupations
    singer
    Biography

    Elisabeth Kulman is an Austrian classical singer who has performed operatic roles in soprano, mezzo-soprano and contralto repertory. She has appeared at opera houses in Vienna and internationally. She has performed early operas such as Legrenzi's Il Giustino as well as new works, creating the role of Gora in the premiere of Reimann's Medea at the Vienna State Opera. She recorded Lieder by Mussorgsky, Bach's Christmas Oratorio with Peter Schreier and Beethoven's Missa solemnis with Nikolaus Harnoncourt. From 2015, she has focused on concert singing.

  90. Mihaela Ursuleasa

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    Born in
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    Years
    1978-2012 (aged 34)
    Occupations
    pianist
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    Mihaela Ursuleasa was a Romanian concert pianist. In 1995, she won the Clara Haskil International Piano Competition. In 2010, she was awarded the Echo Klassik award for her debut album Piano & Forte. She released her second album, Romanian Rhapsody in 2011. Ursuleasa was found dead in her Vienna home on 2 August 2012 of a cerebral hemorrhage. She was 33. She is interred at the Bellu Cemetery in Bucharest.

  91. Ingolf Wunder

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    Austria Flag Austria
    Years
    1985-.. (age 36)
    Occupations
    pianistcomposer
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    Ingolf Wunder is an Austrian classical pianist. Wunder was the second prize winner at the 2010 International Chopin Piano Competition in Warsaw, Poland. He also won special prizes for best concerto, best Polonaise-Fantasie performance, and the public prize at the competition.

  92. Ali Rahbari

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    Ali Rahbari
    Born in
    Iran Flag Iran
    Years
    1948-.. (age 73)
    Occupations
    conductorcomposermusician
    Biography

    Ali Rahbari (Persian: علی رهبری‎; also Romanized as "Alī Rahbarī", Persian pronunciation: [æˈliː ɾæhbæˈɾiː]; born 1984) is an Iranian composer and conductor, who has worked with more than 120 European orchestras, including the Berlin Philharmonic.

  93. Carl Millöcker

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    Carl Millöcker
    Born in
    Austria Flag Austria
    Years
    1842-1899 (aged 57)
    Occupations
    conductorcomposer
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    Carl Joseph Millöcker ((1842-04-29)29 April 1842 – (1899-12-31)31 December 1899), was an Austrian composer of operettas and a conductor.

  94. Milka Ternina

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    Born in
    Croatia Flag Croatia
    Years
    1863-1941 (aged 78)
    Occupations
    singervocalistopera singeruniversity teacher
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    Milka Ternina was a Croatian dramatic soprano who enjoyed a high reputation in major American and European opera houses. Praised by audiences and music critics alike for the electrifying force of her acting and the excellence of her singing in both German and Italian works, her career was curtailed at its peak in 1906 by a medical condition which paralyzed a nerve in her face.

  95. Nobu Kōda

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    Nobu Kōda
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    Japan Flag Japan
    Years
    1870-1946 (aged 76)
    Occupations
    composerviolinistpianist
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    Nobu Kōda 幸田延 was a Japanese composer, violinist, and music teacher. She was one of the first Japanese women to study music overseas. She studied at the New England Conservatory. She later studied in Europe. She was the sister of Kōda Rohan.

  96. Mimi Coertse

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    Years
    1932-.. (age 89)
    Occupations
    singeropera singer
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    Mimi Coertse is a South African soprano.

  97. Peter Kubelka

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    Peter Kubelka
    Born in
    Austria Flag Austria
    Years
    1934-.. (age 87)
    Occupations
    film director
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    Peter Kubelka is an Austrian filmmaker, architect, musician, curator and lecturer. His films, few in number, are known to be carefully edited and extremely brief. He is known for his 1966 Unsere Afrikareise (Our Trip to Africa), and for other very short and intricately-edited films.

  98. Ahmad Pejman

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    Ahmad Pejman
    Born in
    Iran Flag Iran
    Years
    1935-.. (age 86)
    Occupations
    composermusician
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    Ahmad Pejman, also spelled as Ahmad Pezhman, is an Iranian classical composer who resides in the United States. Pejman is notable for his operatic and symphonic works.

  99. Barbara Albert

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    Barbara Albert
    Born in
    Austria Flag Austria
    Years
    1970-.. (age 51)
    Occupations
    film directorscreenwriterfilm produceractorteacher
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    Barbara Albert is an Austrian writer, film-producer and film-director.

  100. Tom Krause

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    Tom Krause
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    Years
    1934-2013 (aged 79)
    Occupations
    singeropera singer
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    Tom Gunnar Krause was a Finnish operatic bass-baritone, particularly associated with Mozart roles.