Having studied the piano with Schlick and theory with Wilhelm Sutor, the German Zumsteeg combined her talents to both sing an compose, working with leading musicians and poets of the day. Her creative reputation was based on her lieder, but she also wrote several piano works and some sacred choral music. Her style includes strophic songs with an occasional Italianate flair, and a hint of fantasy. For further information, see "Women Composers: Music Through the Ages," volume IV. HPC #09835.