Those Krautrock string players in full – a directory

So for issue 4 of Angry Violist I wrote a piece about the prominence of string players in Krautrock music. As something as a follow-up, I thought it might be useful to catalogue those kosmische violinists, violists and cellists properly and put it ont web for all to see. I’m sure there are many more Krautrock string players than are listed below. So here you go:

By instrument
By band

Alphabetical list of Krautrock string players

Brune, Hans- Joachim – cellist, Tangerine Dream
Conrad, Tony – violinist, Faust collaborator {an honourable mention}
Czukay, Holger – double bassist, Can
Eötuös, Ann-Yi – violinist , Hölderlin
Hoffman, Edgar – violinist, Embryo
Karoli, Michael – violinist, Can
Karrer, Chris – violinist, Amon Düül I/Amon Düül II
Liebezert, Jahi – double bassist, Can
Lucke, Johannes – cellist, Tangerine Dream
Noppeney, Christoph– violinist and violist, Hölderlin
Schneider-Esleben, Florian – violinist, Kraftwerk
Schnitzler, Conrad – violinist, Cluster/Tangerine Dream/Eruption/Harmonia
Schulze, Klaus – cellist, Tangerine Dream/Cosmic Jokers/Eruption/Ash Ra Temple
Trepte, Uli – double bassist, Guru Guru
Vallbract, Christian – cellist, Tangerine Dream
von Grumbhow, Joachum – cellist, Tangerine Dream/Hölderlin

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By instrument

Conrad, Tony – Faust collaborator
Eötuös, Ann-Yi – Hölderlin
Hoffman, Edgar – Embryo
Karoli, Michael – Can
Karrer, Chris – Amon Düül I, Amon Düül II
Lucke, Johannes – Tangerine Dream
Noppeney, Christoph – Hölderlin
Schneider-Esleben, Florian – Kraftwerk
Schnitzler, Conrad – Cluster, Tangerine Dream, Eruption, Harmonia

Noppeney, Christoph – Hölderlin

Brune, Hans Joachim – Tangerine Dream
Schulze, Klaus –Tangerine Dream, Cosmic Jokers, Eruption, Ash Ra Temple
Vallbract, Christian –Tangerine Dream
von Grumbhow, Joachum –Tangerine Dream, Hölderlin

Double Bassists:
Czukay, Holger – Can
Liebezert, Jahi – Can
Trepte, Uli – Guru Guru

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Embryo, string playing in the nip (which seemed to happen a lot in the early 70s)

By band

Amon Düül I
Karrer, Chris – violinist [also Amon Düül II]

Amon Düül II
Karrer, Chris – violinist [also Amon Düül I]

Ash Ra Temple
Schulze, Klaus – cellist [also Tangerine Dream, Cosmic Jokers, Eruption]

Czukay, Holger – double bassist
Karoli, Michael – violinist
Liebezert, Jahi – double bassist

Schnitzler, Conrad – violinist [also Tangerine Dream, Eruption, Harmonia]

Cosmic Jokers
Schulze, Klaus – cellist [also Tangerine Dream, Eruption, Ash Ra Temple]

Hoffman, Edgar – violinist

Schnitzler, Conrad – violinist [also Cluster, Tangerine Dream, Harmonia]
Schulze, Klaus – cellist [also Tangerine Dream, Cosmic Jokers, Ash Ra Temple]

Conrad, Tony – violinist

Guru Guru
Trepte, Uli – double bassist

Schnitzler, Conrad – violinist [also in Cluster, Tangerine Dream, Eruption)

Eötuös, Ann-Yi – violinist
Noppeney, Christoph – violinist and violist
von Grumbhow, Joachum – cellist [also in Tangerine Dream]

Schneider-Esleben, Florian – violinist

Tangerine Dream
Brune, Hans Joachim – cellist
Lucke, Johannes – cellist
Schnitzler, Conrad – violinist [also in Cluster, Eruption, Harmonia]
Schulze, Klaus – cellist [also in Cosmic Jokers, Eruption, Ash Ra Temple]
Vallbract, Christian – cellist
von Grumbhow, Joachim – cellist [also in Hölderlin]

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Okay now, enough Krautrock and onwards to Issue 5…


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