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Breaking News: German musician, Florian Schnieder reportedly dead



Latest reports has it that the popular German musician Florian Schnieder has died.

The news of his death came a while ago, after Mannequin Records confirmed it on twitter on Wednesday.

Florian Schneider was Born on April 07, 1947 in Dusseldorf, Germany. He was best known as one of the founding members of the electronic music group Kraftwerk, taking his role with the band until his departure in November 2008.

Florian Schneider-Esleben with Falf Hutter in 1970 founded “Kraftwerk”.They met in 1968 while studying at the Academy of Arts in Remscheid, then at the Robert Schumann Hochschule in Düsseldorf.

They played improvisational music together in the ensemble Organisation. Before meeting Hütter, Schneider had played with Eberhard Kranemann in the group Pissoff from 1967 to 1968.

From 1968 to 1969, Schneider played flute, with Ralf Hütter on Hammond organ, Eberhard Kranemann on bass and Paul Lovens on drums.

Many have known as a sound perfectionist, he was a good flute playlist who got many fans all over the world.

Florian also played violin, electric guitar – including slide guitar, and made use of synthesizers (both as a melodic instrument and as a sound processor).

Later he also created his own electronic flute instrument. After the release of their 1974 album, Autobahn, his use of acoustic instruments diminished.


Florian was a member (and founder) of “Kraftwerk” with Ralf Hütter.
Previous played in groups : “Pissoff” (1967-’68) and “Organisation” (1968-’69).


1: In Nomine Patris Feat. Florian Schneider – Die Beichte Der Päpste ‎(CD, Maxi) – 2007

2: Florian Schneider-Esleben* – Eberhard Kranemann – The Origins Of Kraftwerk – History Of Music (Soundcheck 1967) ‎(CDr) – 2009.

Tributes Pours As The Legendary Musician Dies

Although it has not been notified of the exact cause of Florian Schneider’s death, but many of his fans, family and friends are pouring out their heart felt tribute to the German music legend.


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