Sunday, November 30, 2014

Hereditary Princess Sophie in Munich

Photo: IKR
After she attended a joined concert by the madrigal choir of the University of Music and Performing Arts Munich and the Symphony Orchestra Liechtenstein in the Principality's municipality of Schaan on Wednesday together with her family, Hereditary Princess Sophie was in Munich Friday night to see the second of the exchange concerts to celebrate the 175th anniversary of the birth of Josef Gabriel Rheinberger. She was accompanied by her mother, Duchess Elizabeth in Bavaria.

Rheinberger was born on March 17, 1839, in Vaduz. At the age of 12, he moved to the capital of the Kingdom of Bavaria, Munich, where he attended the Conservatorium. He went on to become one of the most influential composer of German Catholic church music and was appointed court conductor of King Ludwig II, the swan king, in 1877. I suppose there's no one better to celebrate the Liechtenstein-born Bavarian composer than the Bavarian-born Liechtenstein princess who is also a first cousin four times removed of King Ludwig II of Bavaria.

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