Max Reger
Max Reger
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Five (Not So) Easy Pieces (Encore of #2023) #2335

…a reflection on the effusive art of Max Reger, whose pages may be black with notes but also colorful with emotion.

Hour 1

MAX REGER: Prelude & Fugue in E, Op. 56, no. 1Jean-Baptiste Dupont (1910 Link/Pauluskirche, Ulm, Germany) Hortus 163/4

REGER: Prelude & Fugue in d, Op. 56, no. 2 –Bernhard Buttmann (2007 Weimbs/St. Michael’s Church, Weiden) Oehms 851

REGER: Prelude & Fugue in G, Op. 56, no. 3Rosalinde Haas (1983 Albiez/Mother of Good Counsel Church, Frankfurt, Germany) MD&G 3352

REGER: Fugue in G, Op. 56, no. 3 (excerpt)Max Reger (1916 Welte, via player-rolls/Museum of Mechanical Musical Instruments, Seewen, Switzerland) Oehms 847

REGER: Prelude & Fugue in C, Op. 56, no. 4Josef Still (1974 Klais/Trier Cathedral) Naxos 8.572907

REGER: Prelude & Fugue in b, Op. 56, no. 5Jean-Baptiste Dupont (1910 Link/Pauluskirche, Ulm, Germany) Hortus 163/4

Filler – Fugue in E, Op. 56, no. 1 (see above)

Hour 2

REGER: Sacred Songs (Befiehl dem Herrn deine Wege, 1902; Wohl denen, 1903; Doch du liessest ihn, Op. 19, no. 2) –Sabine Szameit, soprano; Dorothea Ohly-Riese, alto; Gotthold Schwarz, baritone; Rolf Schönstedt (1991 Rieger/Hochschule für Kirchenmusik, Herford, Germany) Thorofon 2336

REGER: Chorale-prelude, Op. 67, no. 52, and Cantata (1904), O wie selig seid ihr doch, ihr Frommen –Verena Schweizer, soprano; Ruth Hellmann & Ursula Soldan, violin; Bertram Banz, viola; Christoph Hellmann, cello; Mainz Bach Choir/Diethard Hellmann; Hedwig Bilgram (1962 Förster & Nicolaus/Christuskirche, Mainz) Christophorus 74548

REGER: Wie schön leuchtet der Morgenstern (1914 & 1909) –Martin Welzel (1974 Klais/Trier Cathedral) Naxos 8.570455 & 8.57054

REGER: Chorale-Fantasy, Wie schön leuchtet der Morgenstern, Op. 40, no. 1Balás Szabó (1906 Link/Stadtkirche, Giengen an der Brenz, Germany) MD&G 920 1945

Filler – Fugue in b, Op. 56, no. 5 (see above)

This ENCORE program was broadcast previously as #2023 on June 8, 2020.

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