P. Valentin Rathgeber (1682-1750) is probably the most important and well known composer of Frankonia. He is considered as the most ingenious and prolific petite master of the Baroque era among the numerous monastic composers.

On the following pages you could find much information about life and oeuvre of Valentin Rathgeber.

You could also get further information in the Rathgeber room located in the First German Tobacco Museum Oberelsbach. There you could consult a multimedia-PC with the complete compilation of the printed works of Rathgeber.

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