Josef Rheinberger

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10 Organ Trios, Op.49Abendlied6 Pieces, Op.150Organ Sonata No.11, Op.148Horn Sonata, Op.178Original Compositions for the Organ12 Organ Trios, Op.189Missa Sincere in Memoriam, Op.187Suite for Violin and Organ, Op.1666 Religiöse Gesänge, Op.157Organ Sonata No.1, Op.27Der Stern von Bethlehem, Op.164Organ Sonata No.4, Op.98Organ Sonata No.8, Op.132Organ Concerto No.1, Op.137Missa Puerorum, Op.629 Adventsmotetten, Op.176Missa Misericordias Domini, Op.19212 Monologues, Op.162Organ Sonata No.3, Op.88Missa St. Crucis, Op.151Stabat Mater, Op.138Suite for Organ Trio and Strings, Op.149Piano Quartet, Op.38Organ Sonata No.2, Op.65Trio in G minorMass in C major, Op.169Prelude in C minorOrgan Sonata No.12, Op.154Cello Sonata, Op.9212 Fughetten strengen Stils, Op.123bOrgan Sonata No.20, Op.196Organ Sonata No.7, Op.127Prelude in E minor3 Charakterstücke, Op.74 Piano Pieces, Op.1Organ Sonata No.5, Op.111Organ Sonata No.14, Op.1653 Piano Pieces, Op.5Mass in E-flat major, Op.109Organ Sonata No.10, Op.146Organ Sonata No.6, Op.119Organ Sonata No.9, Op.142Organ Sonata No.15, Op.168Organ Sonata No.19, Op.193Stabat Mater, Op.16Organ Sonata No.16, Op.175Ave Maria, WoO 34Abendlied, JWV 149Miscellaneen, Op.174Missa brevis, Op.117Nonet, Op.139Organ Sonata No.17, Op.181Organ Sonata No.13, Op.161Carmina sacra, WoO 7Meditationen, Op.167Organ Sonata No.18, Op.1884 Deutsche Gesänge, Op.48Symphony No.1, Op.10Fantasie, Op.79Liebesgarten, Op.80Violin Sonata No.1, Op.77Piano Trio No.4, Op.191Akademische Ouverture, Op.1954 Epische Gesänge, Op.86Piano Quintet, Op.1146 Marianische Hymnen, Op.171Piano Concerto, Op.94Salve Regina, WoO 54.112 Characteristic Pieces, Op.156String Quartet No.1, Op.892 Gesänge, Op.95Sonata for Piano 4-hands, Op.122Violin Sonata No.2, Op.105Piano Trio No.3, Op.121Duo, Op.15Requiem, JWV 108Piano Sonata No.3, Op.135Tarantella, Op.13Piano Trio No.2, Op.112Piano Sonata No.2, Op.99Piano Trio No.1, Op.34Waldmärchen, Op.82 Kleine StückePiano Sonata No.1, Op.47Piano Sonata No.4, Op.184Ave maris stella, JWV 161Mass in E-flat major, JWV 57Das Töchterlein des Jairus, Op.322 Romantische Gesänge, Op.106Mass in D minor, JWV 2Christoforus, Op.120Lehrkurs des ContrapunctsTheme and Variations, Op.93String Quintet, Op.82Mass in B-flat major, Op.172Charakterstücke in canonischer Form, Op.180Toggenburg, Op.76Aus Italien, Op.29Das Zauberwort, Op.153Vesper, JWV 104Toccata, Op.12Marienlied, WoO 84Requiem, WoO 46Stabat Mater, JWV 123 Vierstimmige Männerchöre, Op.44GondolieraAdoro te, WoO 52Lobgesang, JWV 143Morgenstern der finstern Nacht, WoO 17Vater unser, JWV 14Nimm mich, o Herr, in deine Hut, WoO 51Zur Feier der Charwoche, Op.46Preis und Anbetung, WoO 24König Erich, Op.712 Antiphone, WoO 71Klärchen auf Eberstein, Op.97Festchor in C major, JWV 49Kyrie, JWV 8Herz-Jesu-Hymne, WoO 41Etude und Fugato, Op.42Graduale in D major, JWV 32Präludien in Etüdenform, Op.14Miserere, WoO 7.4Miserere, JWV 11Kyrie, JWV 51Lobt den Namen des Herrn, JWV 4Marienhymne, WoO 30O Herr, erhöre meine Gebet, JWV 163Die Wasserfee, Op.212 Lieder aus Goethes 'Faust', JWV 124Sanctus, JWV 1564 Lieder des Gedächtnisses, Op.24Gott sei mir gnädig dieser Zeit, WoO 508 Gesangquartette, JWV 26Böhmisches Volkslied, JWV 98Graduale in F major, WoO 68Altdeutsches Minnelied, WoO 82Offertorium in E-flat major, JWV 75 Lieder, JWV 1315 Lieder, Op.4Die sieben Raben, Op.20Sanctus, JWV 175 Tonbilder, Op.11Friede, WoO 39Meeresstille und glückliche Fahrt, JWV 38Maitag, Op.64Sanctus, JWV 8bWeiß und Blau, WoO 8In der Zechstube, Op.74Mondnacht, JWV 822 Grabgesänge von KlopstockOffertorium, JWV 206 Lieder, JWV 137Hymnus an die Tonkunst, Op.179Bitte, JWV 125Sommernacht, JWV 1609 Lieder, JWV 136Ich wandelte unter den Bäumen, JWV 106Capriccio giocoso, Op.434 Lieder, JWV 127Offertorium in E-flat major, JWV 74Offertorium, JWV 33Scherz, List und Rache, JWV 285 Lieder, JWV 134Die Nacht, JWV 1183 Lieder aus Goethes 'Wilhelm Meister', JWV 67Frühlingslied, JWV 117Herbstgesang, WoO 58Mater illimi generasse partuWanderers Nachtlied, WoO 74Der arme Heinrich, Op.37Mass in A minor, Op.197Reigenlied, WoO 762 Gesangsquartette, JWV 683 Lieder, JWV 129Feurige Liebe, WoO 42Heimweh, JWV 126Frühlingslied im Februar, JWV 109Fern vom Rhein, WoO 19Zeiten und Stimmungen, Op.41Sonn' und Mond, WoO 79Erinnerung, JWV 92O Sternenäugelein, WoO 57Am Abend, JWV 112Symphony No.2, Op.87Trauungsgesang, WoO 18Rococo, WoO 31Im Schlosspark, WoO 2An Deutschland, WoO 38Haltet Wacht, WoO 61Ingeborgs Klage, JWV 114Waldbächlein, WoO 14König und Winzer, WoO 23Zum Namensfest, WoO 40Drei Wanderer, WoO 11Festmarsch, JWV 138Schöne Wiege meiner Leiden, JWV 96Die Mutter im Grabe, JWV 159Deutsche Hymne, WoO 15Tröstung, JWV 19Frau Gertraud, JWV 145Nacht, WoO 21Jagdrondo, JWV 432 Lieder, JWV 1026 Charakteristische Stücke, Op.67Intermezzo, JWV 69Hymn, Op.35Trennung, WoO 16Dort ist so tiefer Schatten, JWV 97Volkslied, JWV 90Lebenslied, JWV 752 Deutsche Volkslieder, JWV 99Klosterlied, JWV 852 Lieder, JWV 122Die Wette, JWV 462 Lieder, JWV 1192 Lieder, JWV 942 Irische Lieder, JWV 1415 Lieder, JWV 135Nachtgedanken, JWV 107Die Blume vom Drei-Schwestern-Berg, WoO 48Geh du nur immer hin, JWV 115Mein Liechtenstein, WoO 73Rat einer Alten, JWV 86Frühlingsklage, JWV 121Im Walde, JWV 882 Lieder, JWV 139Kalt und schneidend, JWV 87Die Zufriedenen, WoO 852 Klaviervorträge, Op.45Vor der Schlacht, WoO 20Das Tal des Espingo, Op.506 Hymns, Op.58Mass in F minor, Op.159Organ Concerto No.2, Op.177Requiem, Op.60String Quartet No.2, Op.147
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.