Biography

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Albert Anglberger

born in 1942 in Lochen/Upper Austria, entered at twelve the episcopal private gymnasium “Kollegium Petrinum” in Linz/Urfahr. The rich musical activity practised there, particularly during liturgical celebrations, stirred up a great interest in the young student and decisively influenced his artistic development. The cornerstone for his path to become a musician was placed here.

In “Petrinum” he composed and arranged already pieces for school and liturical celebrations. As ‘Hausorganist’ he could also demonstrate his improvising skills on the organ.

At the Music Academy in Vienna he studied Choral Conducting and Church Music, as well as Orchestral Conducting – this last with Hans Swarowsky, who became for him a formative teacher personality. Immediately after completion of his studies he became Kapellmeister of the “Wiener Sängerknaben”, with whom he remained six years and performed several concerts.

In 1972 he was successfully ordered Kapellmeister of the cathedral in Graz. Not only the cultivation of the traditional liturgical music repertoire, but above all the numerous Premieres of commissioned works from modern composers made the Cathedral Choir one of the essential elements in the cultural life of the Styrian capital.

In 1984 Albert Anglberger was appointed Professor for Choral and Ensemble Conducting at the “Mozarteum” University in Salzburg. Until his retirement (2010), he could transmit here his knowledge and experience to prospective church musicians. He was not only Director of the Church Music Department for a long time, but also reactivated the University Choir of the Paris-Lodron University and founded the Chamber Choir “Collegium Musicum Salzburg”.

With the arrangements of the new CD, Albert Anglberger shows himself from another side of his musical creativity.

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