|Born||14 March 1941|
|Alma mater||State High School of Music|
|Occupation||Film score composer|
|Awards||German Film Award for Best Music|
Wenders turned to Knieper again for the music of his 1987 film Wings of Desire. Knieper assumed harps and violins would suffice for a score for a film about angels, until he saw a cut of the film. Seeing the angels were discontent, he wrote a different score employing a choir, voices and whistling. Musicologist Annette Davison argued this score includes elements of Eastern European and Orthodox Christian music.
His films include:
- "Jürgen Knieper". BBC. Retrieved 28 August 2017.
- Monaco, James (1991). "Knieper, Jürgen". The Encyclopedia of Film. Perigee Books. p. 302. ISBN 0399516042.
- "Deutscher Filmpreis, 1975". Deutscher Filmpreis. Retrieved 9 June 2016.
- Kenny, J.M.; Wenders, Wim; Knieper, Jürgen (2009). The Angels Among Us (Blu-ray). The Criterion Collection.
- Davison, Annette (2017). "Music to Desire By: The Soundtrack to Wim Wenders's Der Himmel über Berlin". "Hollywood Theory, Non-Hollywood Practice ": Cinema Soundtracks in the 1980s and 1990s. Routledge. ISBN 1351563580.
- "1990: The Nominations". European Film Academy. Retrieved 28 August 2017.
- "Jürgen Knieper". British Film Institute. Retrieved 28 August 2017.
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