Joseph Rheinberger

Biography

Born: March 17, 1839; Vaduz, Lichtenstein   Died: November 25, 1901; Munich, Germany  
Joseph Rheinberger, influential German composer, organist, conductor, and teacher, was the son of the Prince of Liechtenstein's treasurer Johann Peter Rheinberger. His exceptional musical gifts astounded his first teacher, Sebastian Pohli, who instructed him from the age of five. As a child, Rheinberger progressed so rapidly that by the time he was just seven, he was already an organist in his hometown of Vaduz. By 1848, he had a complete mastery Read more of harmony and had graduated to the piano and organ classes of Philipp Schmutzer, who introduced him to the works of J.S. Bach and the Viennese classicists. Rheinberger's father, who initially resisted his pursuing a musical career, finally submitted to persuasion from the composer Nagiller to permit the boy to study in Munich. He was allowed to settle there in 1851 and the city became his permanent home thereafter.

Rheinberger studied theory with J.H. Maier, organ with J.G. Herzog, and piano with J.E. Leonhard at the Munich Conservatory. By 1853, he was employed as organist at several city churches and supplementing his income offering private tuition. He dedicated every free moment to composition, and during the next few years wrote well over 100 apprentice works; none met with his approval, and they were never published. Rheinberger's four piano pieces, Op. 1, finally appeared in 1859, the same year he joined the staff of the conservatory to teach piano and music theory. In 1864, he also became the conductor of the Munich Oratorienverein, holding the post until 1877.

Rheinberger worked for a while as a coach at the court opera, witnessing Wagner's premiere of Tristan und Isolde. In 1867, he was appointed professor at the conservatory -- a position he would hold until his death. During the same year, he married a former pupil, Franziska von Hoffnaass. Rheinberger was increasingly prone to poor health, but continued to work, almost without interruption. 1877 saw his appointment as hofkapellmeister and in 1894 he was ennobled, receiving the title of privy councillor.

Rheinberger died in 1901, shortly after his retirement. His grave in Munich was destroyed during World War II and his remains were transferred in 1950 to his birthplace. Hans von Bülow, a great conductor and tireless advocate of Rheinberger's music, called him "a truly ideal teacher of composition, unrivalled in the whole of Germany and beyond in skill, refinement, and devotion to his subject; in short, one of the worthiest musicians and human beings in the world." Read less
Rheinberger: Sacred Choral Works / Bruffy, Et Al
Release Date: 11/06/2007   Label: Chandos  
Catalog: 5055   Number of Discs: 1
On sale! $19.99
SuperAudio CD: $15.99
In Stock
MP3 Available
On sale!   $19.99   SuperAudio CD:  $15.99 Add to Cart

MP3:  $9.99 Add MP3 to Cart

Browse 176-198 of 198 Available Recordings
1 2 ... 7 8
  • 176.
    The Great Skinner Organ At Girard College / Diane Belcher
    Label: Dtr/Direct-to-tape   Catalog: 8403 Release Date: 09/23/1996   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Maurice Duruflé,  Charles-Marie Widor,  Max Reger,  Joseph Rheinberger
    Performer:  Diane Meredith Belcher
    CD: $16.99
    In Stock
    CD:  $16.99 Add CD to Cart

  • 177.
    The Romantic Mass - Rheinberger, Brahms /Conte, St Clement's
    Label: Dorian Discovery   Catalog: 80137 Release Date: 11/20/1995   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Joseph Rheinberger,  Johannes Brahms
    Conductor:  Peter Richard Conte
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  St Clement's Choir Philadelphia
    CD: $17.99
    In Stock
    MP3 Available
    CD:  $17.99 Add CD to Cart

    MP3:  $9.99 Add MP3 to Cart

  • 178.
    Josef Rheinberger Organ Works Vol 3 / Bruce Stevens
    Label: Raven Recordings   Catalog: 220 Release Date: 11/01/1995   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Joseph Rheinberger
    Performer:  Bruce Stevens
    On sale! $20.98
    CD: $17.99
    In Stock
    On sale!   $20.98   CD:  $17.99 Add CD to Cart

  • 179.
    Works For Violin & Organ Vol 1 / Murray-lohuis Duo
    Label: Raven Recordings   Catalog: 200 Release Date: 11/01/1995   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Oreste Ravanello,  John Stanley,  Joseph Rheinberger,  Jan Bender  ... 
    Performer:  Ardyth Lohuis,  Robert Murray
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Murray-Lohuis Duo
    On sale! $20.98
    CD: $17.99
    Low Stock
    On sale!   $20.98   CD:  $17.99 Add CD to Cart

  • 180.
    Historic Organs Of Baltimore / Armstrong, Ballinger, Bowie
    Label: Raven Recordings   Catalog: 91 Release Date: 09/26/1995   Number of Discs: 4
    Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach,  Louis J.A. Lefébure-Wely,  Charles Zeuner,  Healey Willan  ... 
    On sale! $51.98
    CD: $39.99
    In Stock
    On sale!   $51.98   CD:  $39.99 Add CD to Cart

  • 181.
    Historic Organs Of Milwaukee
    Label: Raven Recordings   Catalog: 90 Release Date: 09/26/1995   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Traditional,  Johann Sebastian Bach,  Benoit, Paul, Dom,  Richard Wagner  ... 
    Performer:  John Schwandt,  Stephen Cushman,  Michael B. Hoerig,  Thomas Murray  ... 
    On sale! $41.98
    CD: $36.99
    Special Order
    On sale!   $41.98   CD:  $36.99 Add CD to Cart

  • 182.
    Historic Organs Of New Orleans
    Label: Raven Recordings   Catalog: 89 Release Date: 09/26/1995   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Felix Mendelssohn,  Carl Nielsen,  James Hewitt,  Traditional  ... 
    Performer:  Mary Matthys,  Bruce Stevens,  Garry Savoie,  Lenora McCroskey  ... 
    On sale! $41.98
    CD: $36.99
    Special Order
    On sale!   $41.98   CD:  $36.99 Add CD to Cart

  • 183.
    Historic Organs Of San Francisco
    Label: Raven Recordings   Catalog: 88 Release Date: 09/26/1995   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Sir William Walton,  Jeanne Demessieux,  Théodore Dubois,  Louis J.A. Lefébure-Wely  ... 
    Performer:  Thomas Hazleton,  Robert F. Bates,  Rosalind Mohnsen,  Marilyn Stulken  ... 
    On sale! $41.98
    CD: $36.99
    Special Order
    On sale!   $41.98   CD:  $36.99 Add CD to Cart

  • 184.
    Josef Rheinberger Organ Works Vol 1 / Bruce Stevens
    Label: Raven Recordings   Catalog: 140 Release Date: 07/28/1995   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Joseph Rheinberger
    Performer:  Bruce Stevens
    On sale! $20.98
    CD: $17.99
    In Stock
    On sale!   $20.98   CD:  $17.99 Add CD to Cart

  • 185.
    Rheinberger: Organ Pieces Vol 3 / Wolfgang Stockmeier
    Label: Cpo   Catalog: 999089 Release Date: 01/25/1995   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Joseph Rheinberger
    Performer:  Wolfgang Stockmeier
    CD not available
    MP3 Available
    MP3:  $9.99 Add MP3 to Cart

  • 186.
    Reinecke, Raff, Rheinberger - Works For Two Pianos
    Label: Cpo   Catalog: 999106 Release Date: 01/24/1995   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Joseph Joachim Raff,  Joseph Rheinberger,  Carl Reinecke
    Performer:  Thomas Hitzlberger,  Georg Schütz
    CD not available
    MP3 Available
    MP3:  $9.99 Add MP3 to Cart

  • 187.
    Works For Violin & Organ Vol 2 - Rondo / Murray, Lohuis
    Label: Raven Recordings   Catalog: 230 Release Date: 01/01/1995   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Niccolò Paganini,  Tadeusz Paciorkiewicz,  Leo Sowerby,  Jan Bender  ... 
    Performer:  Robert Murray,  Ardyth Lohuis
    On sale! $20.98
    CD: $17.99
    In Stock
    On sale!   $20.98   CD:  $17.99 Add CD to Cart

  • 188.
    Label: Motette   Catalog: 1149 Release Date: 12/12/1994   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach,  Charles Tournemire,  Joyce Jones,  Marcel Dupré  ... 
    Performer:  Joyce Jones
    On sale! $22.98
    CD: $18.99
    Special Order
    On sale!   $22.98   CD:  $18.99 Add CD to Cart

  • 189.
    Rheinberger: Organ Works Vol 2 / Bruce Stevens
    Label: Raven Recordings   Catalog: 180 Release Date: 10/25/1994   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Joseph Rheinberger
    Performer:  Bruce Stevens
    On sale! $20.98
    CD: $17.99
    In Stock
    On sale!   $20.98   CD:  $17.99 Add CD to Cart

  • 190.
    Christmas At Trinity / Strege, Trinity Episcopal Choir
    Label: Delos   Catalog: 3129 Release Date: 01/03/1994   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Traditional,  Anonymous,  Henri Mulet,  Joseph Rheinberger  ... 
    Performer:  George C. Baker,  Cambridge Trinity College Choir,  Joan Osborne,  Kevin Walsh
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge Trinity College Choir
    CD: $17.99
    In Stock
    CD:  $17.99 Add CD to Cart

  • 191.
    Label: Priory Records   Catalog: 297 Release Date: 10/11/1993   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Sigfrid Karg-Elert,  Max Reger,  Karl Hoyer,  Joseph Rheinberger
    Performer:  Graham Barber
    On sale! $22.98
    CD: $18.99
    In Stock
    On sale!   $22.98   CD:  $18.99 Add CD to Cart

  • 192.
    The Romantic Piano Concerto Vol 2 / Michael Ponti
    Label: Vox Box   Catalog: 5065 Release Date: 11/04/1992   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Joseph Rheinberger,  Felix Mendelssohn,  Carl Reinecke,  Henry Charles Litolff  ... 
    Performer:  Michael Ponti
    Conductor:  Volke Schmidt-Gertenbach,  Pierre Cao,  Louis de Froment,  Othmar M. F. Mága
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Symphony Orchestra,  Luxembourg Radio/Television Symphony Orchestra,  Philharmonia Hungarica
    Recommendation
    ArkivCD $16.99
    Special Order
    MP3 Available
    ArkivCD:  $16.99 Add to Cart

    MP3:  $19.99 Add MP3 to Cart

  • 193.
    Josef Rheinberger: Klavierquartett; Cellosonate; Hornsonate
    Label: Thorofon   Catalog: 2108 Release Date: 07/01/1991   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Joseph Rheinberger
    CD: $22.49
    Low Stock
    CD:  $22.49 Add CD to Cart

  • 194.
    Label: Thorofon   Catalog: 2102 Release Date: 07/01/1991   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Joseph Rheinberger
    CD: $22.49
    In Stock
    CD:  $22.49 Add CD to Cart

  • 195.
    Organ Blaster / Michael Murray
    Label: Telarc   Catalog: 80277 Release Date: 02/10/1991   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach,  Antonio Soler,  Camille Saint-Saëns,  John Cooke  ... 
    Performer:  Michael Murray
    Conductor:  Eugene Ormandy,  Jahja Ling
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philadelphia Orchestra,  Empire Brass,  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
    CD: $11.99
    In Stock
    CD:  $11.99 Add CD to Cart

  • 196.
    Dupre, Rheinberger: Organ Concertos / Murray, Ling, Royal Po
    Label: Telarc   Catalog: 80136 Release Date: 10/25/1990   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Joseph Rheinberger,  Marcel Dupré
    Performer:  Michael Murray
    Conductor:  Jahja Ling
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
    CD: $16.99
    In Stock
    CD:  $16.99 Add CD to Cart

  • 197.
    Josef Rheinberger: Streichquintett, Op. 82; Klavierquintett, Op. 114
    Label: Thorofon   Catalog: 2060 Release Date: 03/01/1989   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Joseph Rheinberger
    CD: $22.49
    Low Stock
    CD:  $22.49 Add CD to Cart

  • 198.
    The Organ In Lorraine / Petry, Bucher, Chapuis, Ménissier
    Label: K 617   Catalog: 617055 Release Date: 10/01/1999   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Samuel Scheidt,  Nicolas-Antoine Lebègue,  Johann Kaspar Kerll,  Dietrich Buxtehude  ... 
    Performer:  Anne-Catherine Bucher,  Pierre Camonin,  Michel Chapuis
    Recommendation
    On sale! $29.49
    Import CD: $17.99
    2-3 Days
    On sale!   $29.49   Import CD:  $17.99 Add to Cart

1 2 ... 7 8