Composers that were born in Germany, or gained the German nationality.
A listing of composers that have also been conductors as part of their professional career.
Composers who also play the organ and as such performed their own or other composer's compositions.
The Mannheim School was a group of composers that worked in the German city of Mannheim in the mid18th century. The local court orchestra became the most famous of its time under the main leadership of Johann Stamitz. They developed playing styles with great dynamic contrasts, like diminuendo and crescendo. These composers also strongly influenced the early development of the symphony. When Wolfgang Mozart visited Mannheim, he was also quite impressed with the orchestra.
- Beck, Franz Ignaz (1734–1809)