Peter Sühring, born Berlin 1946, studied musicology, literature and philosophy from1967 to 1971 and 2001-02. From 1975 to 1998 he was involved in the professional book trade, and since 1995 active as music critic. He took his MA degree in 2002 and his PhD in 2006.

Publications include studies on Mozart and Schumann, on Heine and the French enlightenment, on Kretzschmar, Spitta and Jacobsthal. Edited annotated parts of  Jacobsthal's legacy and the catalogue of Philipp Spitta's library (Berlin 2005).

Books: The Rhythm of the Trobadors: An Archaeology of a Historical Interpretation (Berlin 2003); Mozart's Earliest Operas: Studies in Relation to Jacobsthal's Strasbourg Lectures (Kassel 2006).

Peter Sühring lives in Berlin and is preparing a comprehensive study on the relevance of Gustav Jacobsthal for musicology.