Corona Elisabeth Schröter
1751 - 1802
Schršter was the daughter of the oboist Johann Frederick Schršter who instructed her in music starting at an early age. Further training led to her prominence in Leipzig music circles, as well as a career as an actress in amateur theatricals. Later in life she taught singing and acting, also devoting herself to poetry, drawing, and painting. She published two collections of lieder; the first reflects the strophic simplicity of the folksong revival, whereas the second includes French and Italian songs that are more artistically elaborate. For further information, see "Women Composers: Music Through the Ages," volume IV and HPC #09832, #20C33, #20C07.