Episode #1310

Maximum Reger, Finesse and the Fury

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Monday, March 18, 2013

Although his pages often contain a tumult of notes, Max Reger's compositions also encompass magical moments of reflection and compassion.

Program details:

MAX REGER: Toccata (vi.), Intermezzo (iii.) & Fugue (vii.), fr Suite No. 2 in g, Op. 92 –Kirsten Sturm (2003 Sandtner/St. Martin's Cathedral, Rottenburg am Neckar) Naxos 8.572821

REGER: Chorale-preludes, fr Op. 79b (Ein feste Burg; Morgenglanz der Ewigkeit; Christ ist erstanden; Mit Fried und Freud ich fahr dahin) –Hans-Jürgen Kaiser (1877 Sauer-1994 Rieger/Fulda Cathedral) Naxos 8.572466

REGER: Kyrie eleison (No. 7) & Gloria in excelsis (No. 8), fr 12 Pieces, Op. 59 –Josef Still (1974 Klais/Trier Cathedral) Naxos 8.555905

REGER: 2 Songs (Meine Seele ist still zu Gott; Ehre sei Gott in der Höhe) –Dorothea Ohly-Riese, alto; Gotthold Schwarz, baritone; Rolf Schönstedt (1991 Rieger/Musikhochschule, Herford, Germany) Thorofon 2336

REGER: Komm, süsser Tod –Gerd Zacher (1900 Walcker/Evangelical Church, Essen-Werden) Aeolus 10411

REGER: Introduction & Passacaglia in d (1899) –Martin Welzel (1974 Klais/Trier Cathedral) Naxos 8.570455

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