Justus Johann Friedrich Dotzauer (1789-1849) was a German cellist and composer. He was one of the most important cellists of the early 19th century, and his cello concertos and sonatas are still performed today.
Dotzauer was born in Gotha, Germany, in 1789. He began studying cello at the age of 10, and by the age of 16 he was performing in public. In 1805, he went to Vienna to study with the famous cellist Ignaz Schuppanzigh.
After his studies in Vienna, Dotzauer toured Europe as a concert cellist. He was a popular performer, and his playing was praised for its technical brilliance and its expressiveness. In 1814, he was appointed professor of cello at the Paris Conservatory.
Dotzauer was a prolific composer, and he wrote over 100 works for cello, including concertos, sonatas, and chamber music. His cello concertos are particularly noteworthy, and they are still performed by cellists today.
Dotzauer died in Vienna in 1849. He is considered one of the most important cellists of the early 19th century, and his music continues to be performed and enjoyed by cellists around the world.