Documents associated with this person:

Viennese conductor, composer, and educationist.

Richard von Perger studied cello and composition privately, then with Johannes Brahms 1880–82 under a state grant. He directed the Rotterdam Conservatory 1890–95, was concert director of the Gesellschaft der Musikfreunde Vienna 1895–1900, and director of the Conservatory of the Gesellschaft der Musikfreunde (= Vienna Conservatory) 1899–1907, and was thus its last director before it was reconstituted as a state institution, preceding Wilhelm Bopp. Together with Robert Hirschfeld, he wrote a history of the Gesellschaft der Musikfreunde, published in its centenary year, 1912.

There is no mention of Perger in Schenker's diary up to 1911.


  • OeML (online edition)
  • Tittel, Ernst, Die Wiener Musik Hochschule (Vienna: Lafite, 1967)
  • Perger, Richard von & Robert Hirschfeld, Geschichte der k. k. Gesellschaft der Musikfreunde in Wien (Vienna: Holzhausen, 1912)


  • Ian Bent

Download all selected files as or or (check files to select/deselect)
Where appropriate save: English and German versions German version only English version only