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Max Reger

Max Reger was born in Brand, Germany, on 19 March 1873, and died in Leipzig on 11 May 1916. He was trained as a composer and pianist. He taught composition and toured as an organist, and became prolific as a composer in most forms except opera.

A selection of M&V articles about Max Reger

CD Spotlight. Imaginative Undertaking - Four composers' humoresques impress Gerald Fenech. 'The approach of the young yet precocious Russian pianist Daria Rabotkina reveals an acquaintance full of affection and warmth ...'

Ensemble. Subdued Radiance - Mike Wheeler listens to music on the theme of Remembrance from the Derwent Singers

CD Spotlight. A Winning Disc - Romantic music for piano four hands impressed the late Howard Smith. '... Buccheri and Boldrey convey the demanding score with spellbinding assurance.'

Tonal Clarity - An organ recital by Daniel Gottfried impresses Mike Wheeler

CD Spotlight. Virtuosic in Style - Piano music by Adolf Jensen, enjoyed by Geoff Pearce. '... romantic, strongly melodic and individualistic, but never recorded before ...'

CD Spotlight. Very Refreshing - Vocalensemble Lalá, heard by Geoff Pearce. '... always musical and beautifully under control.'

Considerable Beauty - An organ recital by John Hosking, heard by Tony Westerman

Fire and Energy - Peter Gould provides a compelling end to Derby Cathedral's summer organ series, heard by Mike Wheeler

CD Spotlight. Velvet Quality - Violin lullabies from Rachel Barton Pine, heard by Howard Smith. '... soporific, inescapable uniformity.'

A Challenging Listen - Peter Gould at the organ of Derby Cathedral, heard by Terence Bennett

CD Spotlight. Arms Crossed - J S Bach transcriptions for piano four hands, heard by Howard Smith. '... modern yet familiar.'

Seamless Precision - Mike Wheeler listens to Daniel Moult at the organ of Derby Cathedral

CD Spotlight. Positively Spellbinding - Music for clarinet, piano and cello, enjoyed by Howard Smith. '... a fine recording ...'

CD Spotlight. Ingeniously Crafted - Orchestral music by Donald Tovey, heard by Stephen Francis Vasta. '... the Malmö Opera Orchestra plays handsomely for George Vass.'

Timings - Universal Edition's preparations for the Mahler Centenary years (2010-2011), by Jennifer Paull

Record Box. For All Tastes - Christmas music from Germany, appreciated by Patric Standford

Ensemble. An exuberant performance - Mike Wheeler reviews the last of Derby Cathedral's summer organ recitals, given by Tom Corfield

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