- Josef Häusler
(b Karlsruhe, 13 March 1952). German composer. Among the most influential of European composers born in the decade after World War II, he was a leading figure in the reorientation of German music in the 1970s increasingly away from exclusively structuralist concerns towards expressive immediacy and historical allusion. Highly prolific in vocal and instrumental composition, he has also created some of the most powerful and distinctive stage works of the late 20th century....