Collection: Rheinberger, Josef

Josef Gabriel Rheinberger

Josef Gabriel Rheinberger (1839 – 1901, born Vaduz Lichtenstein), was an organist, composer and teacher.  For most of his career he was active in Munich Germany. Many famous musicians were the product of his teaching in composition, among them Humperdinck, Wolf-Ferrari and Furtwängler. As a composer, he was a classically oriented romantic, in style and form influenced by Bach, Beethoven and Mendelssohn rather than his contemporaries of the New German School.

Nowadays Rheinberger is mostly remembered for his compositions for the organ, but in addition to two concertos, 20 large sonatas and more for this instrument, he left works in most genres; operas, concertos, symphonic poems, songs, chamber music, and a large amount of sacred and secular choral music

Bergmann Edition brings you an excellent transcription of one of Rheinberger’s organ works, arranged for mandolin orchestra by prolific arranger Reidar Edvardsen (see Edvardsen’s own page at