Der Violoncellist Johann Rudolph Zumsteeg und sein Werk
Sichtweisen der württembergischen Hofmusik im ausgehenden 18. Jahrhundert
Johann Rudolph Zumsteeg (1760-1802) was one of the most eminent figures of court music during the reign of Karl Eugen of Württemberg. Therefore Zumsteeg’s personal network is examined in this in-depth study, including his cello teacher Agostino Poli, the poet und musician Christian Friedrich Daniel Schubart and Friedrich Schiller.
Using his cello music as a reference point unkown biographical aspects of Zumsteegs life are illustrated in connection with his interaction with other prominent figures all of whom represent the exciting history of court music in 18th century Württemberg.
Johannes Sturm received his PhD from the Institute of Musicology of Heidelberg University and gave several lectures at the University of Würzburg. His research focuses on the court music of Württemberg as well as Chinese music of the 20th century.