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Classical:
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791) Johann Strauss Jr. (1825-1899)
Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827) Johann Strauss Sr. (1804-1849)
Joseph Haydn (1732-1809) Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
Franz Schubert (1797-1828)  

Modern:
Falco (1957-1998) DJ Ötzi (1971- )



Composers   Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)  
  From the very early age of 4 years, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart received musical education from his father. At the age of 5 he was presented as an infant prodigious and performed his first musical tour, through Europe.  



 Composers   Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)  
  Ludwig van Beethoven received his musical education by his father Johann, who was a singer and instrumentalist in the service of the Elector of Cologne at Bonn.  



 Composers   Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)  
  At the age of 8 Joseph Haydn was sent to Vienna as a choirboy at St. Stephen's Cathedral. Until 1750 he studied violin and different keyboard instruments and started to compose his first work.  



 Composers   Franz Schubert (1797-1828)  
  Throughout his childhood Franz Schubert developed a dedication to music and studied piano, organ, violin and singing. By 1814 he had already produced a lot of work, including piano pieces, string quartets, his first symphony and a three act opera.  



 Composers   Johann Strauss Jr. (1825-1899)  
  Johann Strauss Jr. was born on the 25th of October 1825, as the first son of Johann Strauss Sr. Although his father, a famous musician himself, forbid him a musical career, he rather cared for violin lessons, than his schoolwork.  



Composers   Johann Strauss Sr. (1804-1849)  
  Johann Strauss Sr. was born on the 14th of March 1804, as the son of an innkeeper. The location of his father's inn at the Danube Channel and the neighboring harbor with it's rafts and boats from different countries and the music played by the sailors, influenced Johann Sr. enthusiasm for popular dance music.  



 Composers   Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)  
  Johannes Brahms was born near Hamburg and as a son of a musician, he obtained a musical education. Brahms was traveling around Europe and gave concerts of his own music and after he became the manager of the Vienna Singers' Academy in 1862 and in 1868.  



 Composers   Falco (1957-1998)  
  Falco was born in Vienna as Johann Hölzl. Starting at an early age, Falco's interest was turned to music. After playing in different bands like Drahdiwaberl and the Spinning Wheel he decided to start a solo career and his first album in 1982 "Einzelhaft" was a bestseller at once.  



 Composers   DJ Ötzi (1971 - )  
  DJ Ötzi was born as Gerry Friedle in St Johann in Tyrol. After his mother gave him up for adoption, he was raised by his grandmother. In school he was always an outsider and after he failed the School of Agriculture, he started an apprenticeship as a cook.  



 
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