This volume contains Rheinberger’s choral works with accompaniment which are not ballads. These compositions, some of which are unknown today, merit a rediscovery and offer a wide range of different scorings: Included among them are compositions for mixed voices, for women’s choir and men’s choir. Most of them can be performed either chorally or with a group of soloists. Rheinberger’s romantic-idyllic setting of Eichendorff’s Die Nacht op. 56, with the unusual accompaniment of a piano quartet, is very attractive. In the Hymnus an die Tonkunst op. 179 a wind orchestra is added to the choir. The remaining works are with piano accompaniment.
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