German musicians who were born in 1920

Here are 9 famous musicians from Germany were born in 1920:

Bruno Maderna

Bruno Maderna (April 21, 1920 Venice-November 13, 1973 Darmstadt) also known as Maderna, Bruno was a German composer and conductor.

Discography: Quadrivium, Aura, Biogramma (feat. conductor Giuseppe Sinopoli), Orchestral Works, Bruno Maderna Oboe concertos, Maderna / Berio (New Music Studium), , and Maderna Edition, Volume 10: Arnold Schönberg: Pelleas und Melisande / Verklärte Nacht / Kammersinfonie No. 2 / Konzert für Violine und Orchester / Variationen für Orchester (feat. conductor: Bruno Maderna). Genres related to him: 20th-century classical music, Opera and Chamber music.

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Herbert Kegel

Herbert Kegel (July 29, 1920 Dresden-November 20, 1990 Dresden) a.k.a. Kegel, Herbert was a German conductor.

His albums: Wozzeck, Symphony No. 8 in C minor, Symphonies nos. 7, 2, Symphony no. 6 "Pastorale" / Symphony no. 8, Carmina Burana and .

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Charles Bukowski

Charles Bukowski (August 16, 1920 Andernach-March 9, 1994 San Pedro) a.k.a. Heinrich Karl Bukowski, Hank, Heinrich Karl Bukowski Jr., Buk, Henry Charles Bukowski or Charles Bukowski was a German poet, writer, novelist, author and columnist. He had one child, Marina Louise Bukowski.

His albums include At Terror Street and Agony Way, Hostage, Poems and Insults, Solid Citizen: Live in Hamburg 1978, Bukowski Lives!, Underwater Poetry Festival, , , and .

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Gerry Wolff

Gerry Wolff (June 23, 1920 Bremen-February 16, 2005 Oranienburg) was a German actor. He had one child, Thomas Wolff.

Gerry Wolff began his acting career in 1945, just after the end of World War II. He worked mainly in theater and television and appeared in several popular German television series such as "Der Kommissar" and "Tatort". He also appeared in films such as "Es geschah am hellichten Tag" and "Mädchen in Uniform".

Aside from his acting career, Wolff was also a passionate advocate for animal rights and environmentalism. He was a founding member of the German branch of the animal rights organization PETA and was actively involved in a number of other environmental initiatives throughout his life.

Wolff was married to fellow actress Lena Stolze from 1985 until his death in 2005. In addition to his son Thomas, he had two grandchildren. He continued to act until his death at the age of 84 in Oranienburg, Germany.

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Irma Baltuttis

Irma Baltuttis (September 28, 1920-May 20, 1958) was a German singer.

She gained fame in the 1950s for her interpretations of traditional German folk songs and her voice was celebrated for its purity and clarity. Baltuttis began her career as a singer in her late teens and went on to perform at various concerts and events. She was also a frequent guest on German radio programs, where she showcased her vocal abilities. During her career, she recorded several albums and singles, which included popular songs such as "Im frühen Grauen," "O Heideröslein," and "Der Lindenbaum." Despite her relatively short career, Baltuttis left a lasting legacy in the German music industry and is remembered as one of the most influential folk singers of her time.

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Kurt Edelhagen

Kurt Edelhagen (June 5, 1920 Herne-February 8, 1982 Cologne) a.k.a. Edelhagen, Kurt was a German , .

jazz musician and bandleader. He is best known for leading the Kurt Edelhagen Orchestra, one of the most successful big bands in post-war Germany. Edelhagen began playing trumpet in his youth, and went on to study music in Dortmund and Cologne. He became a professional musician in the 1940s, playing with various groups and leading his own band. In the 1950s and 60s, he toured extensively throughout Europe and recorded many albums with his orchestra. Edelhagen's music was influenced by the American swing and bebop styles, but he also incorporated elements of German folk music and classical music into his arrangements. He was a pioneer of the "easy listening" genre and his popular recordings helped to spread jazz to a wider audience in Germany. Edelhagen continued to perform and record until his death in 1982.

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Helmut Zacharias

Helmut Zacharias (January 27, 1920 Berlin-February 28, 2002 Brissago) also known as Zacharias or Der Zaubergeiger (The Magic Violinist) was a German actor, musician, violinist and composer. He had one child, Stephan Zacharias.

His albums include Musik ist mein Leben, The Talking Violin, Light My Fire, Swing Intim, , 2,000,000 Strings, A Violin Sings and I Got Rhythm. Genres he performed: Jazz and Classical music.

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Rita Streich

Rita Streich (December 18, 1920 Barnaul-March 20, 1987 Vienna) a.k.a. Streich, Rita was a German singer.

Her albums include Rita Streich singt Opern-Arien, and .

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Otto Gerdes

Otto Gerdes (January 20, 1920 Cologne-June 15, 1989) a.k.a. Gerdes, Otto was a German conductor.

He began his musical career as a pianist, but later turned to conducting. Gerdes worked with a number of German orchestras throughout his career, including the Radio Symphony Orchestra Berlin and the WDR Symphony Orchestra Cologne. He was also a professor of conducting at the Cologne University of Music. Gerdes was known for his interpretations of contemporary music, and championed the works of many modern composers. He received numerous awards for his contributions to the world of classical music, and is remembered as one of Germany's most influential conductors.

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