Although Rheinberger composed dramatic and orchestral, sacred and secular music, he is now remembered for his twenty organ sonatas and other shorter compositions for the instrument. These works, with their echoes of Schubert, Mendelssohn, Schumann, Chopin, Liszt and, of course, J. S. Bach, nonetheless demonstrate Rheinberger’s own finely honed melodic sense, harmonic development and clear-voiced textures. All eight volumes of Rheinberger’s Organ Works were recorded on the magnificent 72-stop, four-manual Rieger- Sauer Organ in Fulda Cathedral. For details of Volumes 1–7 please see inside this booklet.
Organ Sonata No. 19 in G minor, Op. 193
III. Introduction and Finale
Prelude and Fugue in C minor, JWV 16
Prelude in C minor
Fugue in C minor
Organ Sonata No. 20 in F major, Op. 196, "Zur Friedensfeier"