Friday, November 28, 2014

Princely Family Attends Concert

Photo: Liechtensteiner Volksblatt
One of Liechtenstein's most famous and notable citizens was Josef Gabriel Rheinberger. He was born on March 17, 1839, in Vaduz. At the age of 12, Rheinberger, whose father was the treasurer of Prince Alois II of Liechtenstein, moved to the capital of the Kingdom of Bavaria where he attended the Munich Conservatorium. In 1877, he was appointed court conductor of King Ludwig II, the swan king, and thus played a major rule in the development of German Catholic church music. 

Until his death in 1901, Rheinberger composed twelve masses, a requiem and a stabat mater as well as several operas, symphonies, chamber music and choral works. To celebrate the 175th anniversary of his birth, the madrigal choir of the University of Music and Performing Arts Munich and the Symphony Orchestra Liechtenstein gave a joined concert in Schaan the day before yesterday. Prince Hans-Adam II and Princess Marie as well as Hereditary Prince Alois and Hereditary Princess Sophie were among its guests. There will be a second concert in Munich tonight.

A video including an interview with Prince Hans-Adam can be found at 1 FL TV.

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