German Music refers to music produced in Germany or in the German language or by German artists.
For music in the German language, go to german lyrics, for music from German artists, try from: germany
Forms of German music include, for example, Neue Deutsche Welle (NDW), Krautrock, Hamburger Schule, Volksmusik, German Speed Metal, Schlager, Neue Deutsche Härte (NDH), Liedermacher, German Jazz or Klassische Musik.
Classical composers include Bach, Händel, Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Schumann, Wagner, Orff and so on.
The beginning of what is now considered German music could be traced back to the 12th century compositions of the "Minnesänger" or mystic abbess Hildegard of Bingen.
Although German rock music (Deutschrock) didn't come into its own until the late 1960s, it spawned many innovative and influential bands spanning genres such as krautrock, New Wave, Heavy metal, punk, and industrial. .
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