Theodor Schwartzkopff and French music at the Court of Wuerttemberg-Stuttgart in the 1680s

Owens, Samantha (2013) Theodor Schwartzkopff and French music at the Court of Wuerttemberg-Stuttgart in the 1680s. Musik in Baden-Wuerttemberg, 20 31-43.

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Author Owens, Samantha
Title Theodor Schwartzkopff and French music at the Court of Wuerttemberg-Stuttgart in the 1680s
Formatted title
Theodor Schwartzkopff and French Music at the Court of Württemberg-Stuttgart in the 1680s
Language of Title eng
Journal name Musik in Baden-Wuerttemberg
Translated journal name Music in Baden-Wuerttemberg
Language of Journal Name ger
ISSN 0947-8302
ISBN 9783899121704
Publication date 2013
Sub-type Article (original research)
Open Access Status
Volume 20
Start page 31
End page 43
Total pages 12
Editor Ann-Katrin Zimmermann
Place of publication Munich, Germany
Publisher Strube Verlag
Collection year 2014
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Of all the composers employed at the court of Württemberg-Stuttgart in the early modern era, Theodor Schwartzkopff is perhaps one of the least well known to today’s concert-going audiences. Yet in his own time he appears to have enjoyed at least modest recognition, judging by Johann Gottfried Walther’s Musicalisches Lexicon (Leipzig 1732), in which Schwartzkopff was described as having been »renowned as a composer« (als Componist berühmt) since the 1680s. Walther’s account was informed (at least in part) by Schwartzkopff’s inclusion in Wolfgang Caspar Printz’s list of »More recent and more famous composers and musicians of this century« (Neurere und berühmtere Componisten und Musici dieses Jahrhunderts) published in 1690. Furthermore, these positive assessments were also supported by the Württemberg Oberkapellmeister Johann Christoph Pez (1664-1716), who wrote in 1714 that his colleague Schwartzkopff »composes very well« (componirt sehr wohl). Yet the focus of the present paper is not on Schwartzkopff’s compositions, but rather on his activity as a proponent of the French musical style, which increasingly came to be prized at the Württemberg court in Stuttgart from the early 1670s onwards.
Keyword Theodor Schwartzkopf
German court music
French baroque music
Friedrich Carl of Wuerttemberg-Winnenthal
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Publication in German, Paper in English.

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Created: Mon, 02 Dec 2013, 16:18:05 EST by Dr Samantha Owens on behalf of School of Music