9th April 1850
4th September 1903
Hermann Zumpe was a German conductor and composer. Zumpe was educated at the teachers' Seminary at Bautzen, was a schoolmaster at Weigsdorf in 1870-71, from thence going to Leipzig, and playing the triangle in the Stadttheater there; he was one of those who helped Wagner in the preparation of the Ring at Bayreuth in the years 1873-70, and after this he conducted in the theatres of Salzburg, Würzburg, Magdeburg, Frankfurt, and Hamburg (in 1884-86). In 1891 he went to Stuttgart as Court Capellmeister, taking over the conductorship of the Society for Classical Church Music, in lieu of Faisst, who was ill.