Reger Remembered

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Sunday, May 15, 2016

In honor of Max Reger, who died 100 years ago this month, Pipedreams commemorates the composer and one of J.S. Bach's greatest champions. Though he created work for virtually every instrumental constellation, he is best known for his work for organ. Host Michael Barone celebrates his life with some of his best-known works, as well as some "delightful surprises." 

Program Playlist:

Reger: Toccata & Fugue in D, from Op. 129 
Michael Pohl (1905 Sauer/Berlin Cathedral, Germany) Motette 11781

Reger: Chorale-prelude, "Lobt Gott, ihr Christen alle gleich," Op. 67, No. 23
Max Reger (1914 Welte/Mechanical Organ Museum, Seewen, Switzerland) Oehms 847

Reger: 12 Stücke für die Orgel, Op. 80 (No. 4 "Gigue", No. 8 "Romanze", No. 7 "Scherzo")
Isabelle Demers (2009 Murphy/St. Patrick’s Church, New Orleans, LA) Pro Organo 7259

Reger:  SixTrios, Op. 47 (No. 2 "Gigue", No. 5 "Siciliano", No. 6 "Fugue")
Jean-Baptiste Dupont (1904 Walcker/St. Georg, Ulm, Germany) Hortus 086/087

Reger:  Fantasy on Wie schön leuchtet der Morgenstern, Op. 40, No. 1
Virgil Fox (1950 Aeolian-Skinner/Symphony Hall, Boston, MA) OrganArts B0004135-02

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