History Time-Laps

1st Generation

Franz Rieger (1812 – 1886)

1845               Opus 1 in the Castle Church near Jägerndorf
1852               Inclusion in the commerce and trades address book

 

2nd Generation

Otto Rieger (1847 – 1903)
Gustav Rieger (1848 – 1905)

1873               “Franz Rieger & Sons” (New opus enumeration)
1873               Gold medal at the Viennese World Exhibition
1979               “Rieger Brothers”
1879               Occupation of new workshops
1879               Building of employee apartments
1879               Institution of staff health and accident insurance
1896               Appointment as supplier to the royal and imperial court
1900               Own electric light for the employee apartments

 

3rd Generation

Otto Rieger (1880 – 1920)

1903               Succession as director of the firm
1914 – 1918   First World War
1920               Untimely death of Otto

 

4th Generation

Josef von Glatter-Götz (1880 – 1948)

till 1918            Lieutenant-General in the General Staff of the Imperial Army
1918                  General Manager of the firm
1920                 Given power of attorney by Otto’s widow
1924                 Purchase of the firm by J von Glatter-Götz
1938 – 1945    Second World War, building of ammunition boxes
1945                 Expulsion following the Beneš Decrees

 

5th Generation

Egon Glatter- Götz (1911 – 1940)
Josef Glatter-Götz (1914 – 1989)

1946                   “Rieger Orgelbau”: new beginning in Schwarzach/Voralberg
1950                   World Exhibition in Chicago; 1st export to the USA
Vanguard role in international organ building, new markets
1972                    Occupation of new work premises

 

6th Generation

Caspar Glatter- Götz (*1945)
Raimund Glatter- Götz (*1948)
Christoph Glatter- Götz (*1951)

1968 – 1993    Workshop management by Caspar Glatter- Götz
since 1977        Design work by Raimund Glatter- Götz
1977 – 2003    Managing directorship of Christoph Glatter- Götz
1984                 “Rieger-Orgelbau GmbH”
1989                 Conferment of the state emblem of the Austrian Republic

 

7th Generation

Wendelin Eberle (*1963)

2003              Succession as managing director and partner

 

History in Detail