Rheinberger, Joseph (Gabriel) (b Vaduz, 17 March, 1839 - d Munich, 25 November, 1901)
After studying at the Munich Conservatory he was a church organist, piano dn theory teacher, and conductor of the Munich Choral Society, becoming professor at the conservatory in 1867, and Hofkapellmeister in 1877. He composed was a mastery of traditional polyphony and formal concepts but remained aloof from modern ideas. His best music is thought to be his twenty organ sonatas, and his sacred works composed after 1877. His lasting heritage is as a revered composition teacher with Humperdinck, Thuille, and Furtzwängler among his pupils.