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Septet (from the Octet)

By J.G. Rheinberger

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Winds and Strings clarinet, horn in Eb, bassoon, violin, viola, cello and double bass
Composed by J.G. Rheinberger. Arranged by John Wilcox. Companion piece to Beethoven Septet. Marvellous melodies. Based on the Octet, which contains 2 movements not included in the Nonet. Romantic. Score and parts. Published by Rosewood Publications (RW.RP-105).

Item Number: RW.RP-105

Joseph Gabriel Rheinberger was an eminent German organist, conductor, composer, and pedagogue who lived from 1839 until 1901. He spent most of his life in Munich, studying at the Munich Conservatory and serving as principal conductor of the Munich Choral Society. He also taught organ, piano and composition at the Munich Conservatory. His reputation as an organ teacher was remarkable and students from around the world came to study with him. His students included Humperdinck, Wolf-Ferrari, Thuille, Sandberger, Kroyer, Trunk, Chadwick, and Furtwangler. Few of Rheinberger's compositions are performed today. Yet he composed 20 organ sonatas, 2 symphonies, 2 organ concerti, and a large number of vocal works. His wife Franziska was a poetess and Joseph set much of her poetry to music. His chamber music output included 3 string quartets, a string quintet, a piano quintet, 4 piano trios (one of which was arranged by the composer as this sextet for piano and wind quintet, RFE 42), 2 violin sonatas, a cello sonata and an octet (First Edition published by Rosewood as RP 76) which was later enlarged to his nonet (RFE 70) and which has been arranged as this septet.

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