German composers – Georg Friedrich Händel

The composer Georg Friedrich Händel was born on the 23rd February 1685 in Halle, Germany. He died on the 14th April 1759 in London, England. You probably know him as George Frederick Handel. Although he was born in Germany, he became a British national after he moved to London and slightly changed his name. I won’t … Read more

German composers: Paul Hindemith

Paul Hindemith (16 November 1895 – 28 December 1963) was a German composer, violist, violinist, teacher and conductor. He was born in Hanau near Frankfurt and died in Frankfurt. Despite a prolonged decline in his physical health, Hindemith composed almost until his death. Wikipedia has more information about him in English and German. The following … Read more

German composers: Robert Schumann

Robert Schumann (8 June 1810 – 29 July 1856) was a German composer, pianist, and influential music critic. He was born in Zwickau and died in a sanatorium in Bonn after a long time with mental health problems. Wikipedia has a detailed account of his life in German and English. If you’d rather read some … Read more

German composers: Johann Sebastian Bach

When it comes to classical composers, most people have heard of Johann Sebastian Bach, and as he was German and his birthday would have been today, I thought I write a little post about him. Johann Sebastian Bach was born on the 31st March 1685 in Eisenach, Germany. Actually, he was born on the 21st … Read more

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