Josef Rheinberger

Mixed chorus
Men's chorus
Religious music
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10 Organ Trios, Op.4912 Characteristic Pieces, Op.15612 Fughetten strengen Stils, Op.123b12 Monologues, Op.16212 Organ Trios, Op.1892 Antiphone, WoO 712 Deutsche Volkslieder, JWV 992 Gesänge, Op.952 Gesangsquartette, JWV 682 Grabgesänge von Klopstock2 Irische Lieder, JWV 1412 Klaviervorträge, Op.452 Kleine Stücke2 Lieder aus Goethes 'Faust', JWV 1242 Lieder, JWV 1022 Lieder, JWV 1192 Lieder, JWV 1222 Lieder, JWV 1392 Lieder, JWV 942 Romantische Gesänge, Op.1063 Charakterstücke, Op.73 Lieder aus Goethes 'Wilhelm Meister', JWV 673 Lieder, JWV 1293 Piano Pieces, Op.53 Vierstimmige Männerchöre, Op.444 Deutsche Gesänge, Op.484 Epische Gesänge, Op.864 Lieder des Gedächtnisses, Op.244 Lieder, JWV 1274 Piano Pieces, Op.15 Lieder, JWV 1315 Lieder, JWV 1345 Lieder, JWV 1355 Lieder, Op.45 Tonbilder, Op.116 Charakteristische Stücke, Op.676 Hymns, Op.586 Lieder, JWV 1376 Marianische Hymnen, Op.1716 Pieces, Op.1506 Religiöse Gesänge, Op.1578 Gesangquartette, JWV 269 Adventsmotetten, Op.1769 Lieder, JWV 136


AbendliedAbendlied, JWV 149Adoro te, WoO 52Akademische Ouverture, Op.195Altdeutsches Minnelied, WoO 82Am Abend, JWV 112An Deutschland, WoO 38Aus Italien, Op.29Ave Maria, WoO 34Ave maris stella, JWV 161


Bitte, JWV 125Böhmisches Volkslied, JWV 98


Capriccio giocoso, Op.43Carmina sacra, WoO 7Cello Sonata, Op.92Charakterstücke in canonischer Form, Op.180Christoforus, Op.120


Das Tal des Espingo, Op.50Das Töchterlein des Jairus, Op.32Das Zauberwort, Op.153Der arme Heinrich, Op.37Der Stern von Bethlehem, Op.164Deutsche Hymne, WoO 15Die Blume vom Drei-Schwestern-Berg, WoO 48Die Mutter im Grabe, JWV 159Die Nacht, JWV 118Die sieben Raben, Op.20Die Wasserfee, Op.21Die Wette, JWV 46Die Zufriedenen, WoO 85Dort ist so tiefer Schatten, JWV 97Drei Wanderer, WoO 11Duo, Op.15


Erinnerung, JWV 92Etude und Fugato, Op.42


Fantasie, Op.79Fern vom Rhein, WoO 19Festchor in C major, JWV 49Festmarsch, JWV 138Feurige Liebe, WoO 42Frau Gertraud, JWV 145Friede, WoO 39Frühlingsklage, JWV 121Frühlingslied im Februar, JWV 109Frühlingslied, JWV 117


Geh du nur immer hin, JWV 115GondolieraGott sei mir gnädig dieser Zeit, WoO 50Graduale in D major, JWV 32Graduale in F major, WoO 68


Haltet Wacht, WoO 61Heimweh, JWV 126Herbstgesang, WoO 58Herz-Jesu-Hymne, WoO 41Horn Sonata, Op.178Hymn, Op.35Hymnus an die Tonkunst, Op.179


Ich wandelte unter den Bäumen, JWV 106Im Schlosspark, WoO 2Im Walde, JWV 88In der Zechstube, Op.74Ingeborgs Klage, JWV 114Intermezzo, JWV 69


Jagdrondo, JWV 43


Kalt und schneidend, JWV 87Klärchen auf Eberstein, Op.97Klosterlied, JWV 85König Erich, Op.71König und Winzer, WoO 23Kyrie, JWV 51Kyrie, JWV 8


Lebenslied, JWV 75Lehrkurs des ContrapunctsLiebesgarten, Op.80Lobgesang, JWV 143Lobt den Namen des Herrn, JWV 4


Maitag, Op.64Marienhymne, WoO 30Marienlied, WoO 84Mass in A minor, Op.197Mass in B-flat major, Op.172Mass in C major, Op.169Mass in D minor, JWV 2Mass in E-flat major, JWV 57Mass in E-flat major, Op.109Mass in F minor, Op.159Mater illimi generasse partuMeditationen, Op.167Meeresstille und glückliche Fahrt, JWV 38Mein Liechtenstein, WoO 73Miscellaneen, Op.174Miserere, JWV 11Miserere, WoO 7.4Missa brevis, Op.117Missa Misericordias Domini, Op.192Missa Puerorum, Op.62Missa Sincere in Memoriam, Op.187Missa St. Crucis, Op.151Mondnacht, JWV 82Morgenstern der finstern Nacht, WoO 17


Nacht, WoO 21Nachtgedanken, JWV 107Nimm mich, o Herr, in deine Hut, WoO 51Nonet, Op.139


O Herr, erhöre meine Gebet, JWV 163O Sternenäugelein, WoO 57Offertorium in E-flat major, JWV 7Offertorium in E-flat major, JWV 74Offertorium, JWV 20Offertorium, JWV 33Organ Concerto No.1, Op.137Organ Concerto No.2, Op.177Organ Sonata No.1, Op.27Organ Sonata No.10, Op.146Organ Sonata No.11, Op.148Organ Sonata No.12, Op.154Organ Sonata No.13, Op.161Organ Sonata No.14, Op.165Organ Sonata No.15, Op.168Organ Sonata No.16, Op.175Organ Sonata No.17, Op.181Organ Sonata No.18, Op.188Organ Sonata No.19, Op.193Organ Sonata No.2, Op.65Organ Sonata No.20, Op.196Organ Sonata No.3, Op.88Organ Sonata No.4, Op.98Organ Sonata No.5, Op.111Organ Sonata No.6, Op.119Organ Sonata No.7, Op.127Organ Sonata No.8, Op.132Organ Sonata No.9, Op.142Original Compositions for the Organ


Piano Concerto, Op.94Piano Quartet, Op.38Piano Quintet, Op.114Piano Sonata No.1, Op.47Piano Sonata No.2, Op.99Piano Sonata No.3, Op.135Piano Sonata No.4, Op.184Piano Trio No.1, Op.34Piano Trio No.2, Op.112Piano Trio No.3, Op.121Piano Trio No.4, Op.191Präludien in Etüdenform, Op.14Preis und Anbetung, WoO 24Prelude in C minorPrelude in E minor


Rat einer Alten, JWV 86Reigenlied, WoO 76Requiem, JWV 108Requiem, Op.60Requiem, WoO 46Rococo, WoO 31


Salve Regina, WoO 54.1Sanctus, JWV 156Sanctus, JWV 17Sanctus, JWV 8bScherz, List und Rache, JWV 28Schöne Wiege meiner Leiden, JWV 96Sommernacht, JWV 160Sonata for Piano 4-hands, Op.122Sonn' und Mond, WoO 79Stabat Mater, JWV 12Stabat Mater, Op.138Stabat Mater, Op.16String Quartet No.1, Op.89String Quartet No.2, Op.147String Quintet, Op.82Suite for Organ Trio and Strings, Op.149Suite for Violin and Organ, Op.166Symphony No.1, Op.10Symphony No.2, Op.87


Tarantella, Op.13Theme and Variations, Op.93Toccata, Op.12Toggenburg, Op.76Trauungsgesang, WoO 18Trennung, WoO 16Trio in G minorTröstung, JWV 19


Vater unser, JWV 14Vesper, JWV 104Violin Sonata No.1, Op.77Violin Sonata No.2, Op.105Volkslied, JWV 90Vor der Schlacht, WoO 20


Waldbächlein, WoO 14Waldmärchen, Op.8Wanderers Nachtlied, WoO 74Weiß und Blau, WoO 8


Zeiten und Stimmungen, Op.41Zum Namensfest, WoO 40Zur Feier der Charwoche, Op.46
Josef Gabriel Rheinberger (17 March 1839, in Vaduz – 25 November 1901, in Munich) was an organist and composer, born in Liechtenstein and resident in Germany for most of his life.
Josef Gabriel Rheinberger, whose father was the treasurer for Aloys II, Prince of Liechtenstein, showed exceptional musical talent at an early age. When only seven years old, he was already serving as organist of the Vaduz parish church, and his first composition was performed the following year. In 1849, he studied with composer Philipp M. Schmutzer (31 December 1821 – 17 November 1898) in Feldkirch, Vorarlberg.
In 1851, his father, who had initially opposed his son's desire to embark on the life of a professional musician, relented and allowed him to enter the Munich Conservatorium. Not long after graduating, he became professor of piano and of composition at the same institution. When this first version of the Munich Conservatorium was dissolved, he was appointed répétiteur at the Court Theatre, from which he resigned in 1867.
Rheinberger married his former pupil, the poet and socialite Franziska "Fanny" von Hoffnaass (eight years his senior) in 1867. The couple remained childless, but the marriage was happy. Franziska wrote the texts for much of her husband's vocal work.
The stylistic influences on Rheinberger ranged from contemporaries such as Brahms to composers from earlier times, such as Mendelssohn, Schumann, Schubert and, above all, Bach. He was also an enthusiast for painting and literature (especially English and German).
In 1877 he was appointed court conductor, responsible for the music in the royal chapel. He was subsequently awarded an honorary doctorate by Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich. A distinguished teacher, he numbered many Americans among his pupils, including Horatio Parker, William Berwald, George Whitefield Chadwick, Bruno Klein, Sidney Homer and Henry Holden Huss. Other students of his included important figures from Europe: Italian composer Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari, Serbian composer Stevan Stojanovic Mokranjac, and German composers Engelbert Humperdinck and Richard Strauss and the conductor (and composer) Wilhelm Furtwängler. See: List of music students by teacher: R to S#Josef Rheinberger. When the second (and present) Munich Conservatorium was founded, Rheinberger was appointed Royal Professor of organ and composition, a post he held for the rest of his life.
On 31 December 1892 his wife died, after suffering a long illness. Two years later, poor health led him to give up the post of Court Music Director.
Rheinberger was a prolific composer. His religious works include twelve Masses (one for double chorus, three for four voices a cappella, three for women's voices and organ, two for men's voices and one with orchestra), a Requiem and a Stabat Mater. His other works include several operas, symphonies, chamber music, and choral works.
Today Rheinberger is remembered above all for his elaborate and challenging organ compositions; these include two concertos, 20 sonatas in 20 different keys (of a projected set of 24 sonatas in all the keys), 22 trios, and 36 solo pieces. His organ sonatas were once declared to be
undoubtedly the most valuable addition to organ music since the time of Mendelssohn. They are characterized by a happy blending of the modern Romantic spirit with masterly counterpoint and dignified organ style.
Rheinberger died in 1901 in Munich, and was buried in the Alter Südfriedhof. His grave was destroyed during World War II, and his remains were moved to his home town of Vaduz in 1950.
This list only mentions works that were assigned an opus number by Rheinberger himself.