Johann Rudolf Zumsteeg

Johann Rudolf Zumsteeg Music Recordings and Sheet Music

  • Born
    10th January 1760
  • Died
    27th January 1802
  • Birthplace
    Sachsenflur, Germany

Johann Rudolf Zumsteeg was a German composer and conductor. Zumsteeg championed the operas of Mozart in Stuttgart, staging the first performances there of Die Zauberflöte, Don Giovanni, and Cosi fan tutte. He also was a prolific composer of lieder and ballads. His ballads had a great influence on the young Franz Schubert, who imitated a number of Zumsteeg's as studies (some even in exactly the same keys) while he was a teenager. Zumsteeg was bornborn in Sachsenflur, Lauda-Königshofen, and received his early education at the Carlschule in Stuttgart. There Zumsteeg became intimate friends with Friedrich Schiller. A setting for Schiller's drama, Die Räuber, 1782, is an example of the type of close collaboration that Zumsteeg undertook with prominent poets.

Title Form Instrument Ratings
Ritter Toggenburg Ballade Voice(s) and Piano
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Instruments Voice(s) and Piano
Forms Ballade