The German composer, Arthur Dangel, began his studies at the Stuttgart Musikhochschule in the field of music education as a student of Jürgen Uhde and Alfred Kreutz (piano) and Johann Nepomuk David (harmony, counterpoint and composition). In 1955 he completed his studies and received the first prize as a pianist at the high school competition. At the same time he also started musicological work, gave lectures and published analysis of new music. Of particular importance is his analysis of Anton Webern's Five Movements for String Quartet, Op. 5, and the analysis of Wolfgang Fortner's Impromptu I and II for orchestra. 1957 Dangel studied composition with Wolfgang Fortner in Freiburg / Breisgau, where he graduated at the same time, a Germanic studies.
In 1965 Arthur Dangel received a grant for Young Composers from the city of Stuttgart for his String Quartet Op.19. In 1967 he was awarded the University of Innsbruck Prof.-David Grant, Johann-Wolfgang-von-Goethe Foundation in Basel. From 1960 to 1994 he taught at the Gymnasium Korntal; from 1965 to 1971 he was also an instructor for score reading at the Stuttgart Musikhochschule. In 1989 he won the composition prize of the State of Baden-Württemberg for the choral work Stabat Mater Op. 47.
Arthur Dangels output includes 105 works.