Perger, Richard von



Composer and conductor; native of Vienna, and pupil of Brahms. In 1890 he took Gernscheim's place at the head of the Rotterdam Conservatory, and conducted concerts there, but in 1895 returned to Vienna to conduct the Gesellschaftsconcerte. Among his instrumental works are a concerto in C minor for the violin; a serenade in B flat for violoncello and strings; a trio serenade in G; and a quartet in A. He has also written a three-act comic opera, Der Richter von Granada, given successfully at Cologne in 1889, and the vaudeville, Die Nothhelfer, produced at Vienna in 1891.