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Max Reger

Johann Baptist Joseph Maximilian Reger (19 March 1873 – 11 May 1916), commonly known as Max Reger, was a German composer, pianist, organist, conductor, and academic teacher. He worked as a concert pianist, as a musical director at the Leipzig University Church, as a professor at the Royal Conservatory in Leipzig, and as a music director at the court of Duke Georg II of Saxe-Meiningen.

Reger first composed mainly Lieder, chamber music, choral music and works for piano and organ. He later turned to orchestral compositions, such as the popular Variations and Fugue on a Theme by Mozart (1914), and to works for choir and orchestra such as Gesang der Verklärten (1903), Der 100. Psalm (1909), Der Einsiedler and the Hebbel Requiem (both 1915).

Birth and Death Data: Born March 19th, 1873 (Brand), Died May 11th, 1916 (Leipzig)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1909 - 1936

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor B-8234 10-in. 9/17/1909 Liebesfeier Ernestine Schumann-Heink Contralto vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-16077 10-in. 6/8/1915 Andantino Efrem Zimbalist Violin solo composer  
Victor B-19524 10-in. 3/28/1917 The Virgin's slumber song Julia Culp Contralto vocal solo, with piano composer  
Victor CVE-43988 12-in. 5/16/1928 Silvia Elva Kalb Female vocal solo, with piano composer  
Victor BVE-51032 10-in. 3/15/1929 Mariä Wiegenlied Mrs. William H. Greene Female vocal solo, with piano composer  
Victor BVE-51112 10-in. 4/1/1929 The virgin's slumber song Martha Golden Female vocal solo, with piano composer  
Victor CVE-63627 12-in. 9/5/1930 Die Forelle (The trout) Amelita Galli-Curci Soprano vocal solo, with piano composer  
Victor CVE-67792 12-in. 1/14/1931 Dream song Elsie Baker ; Myrtle C. Eaver ; Lucy Isabelle Marsh Female vocal duet, with piano composer  
Victor BS-88972 10-in. 5/21/1935 Virgin's slumber song Bruno Reibold Instrumental ensemble composer  
Victor BVE-89272 10-in. 4/8/1935 Maria Wiegenlied Pearl E. Gehner Female vocal solo, with piano composer  
Victor LCS-100354 12-in. (33-1/3 rpm) 4/6/1936 Marias Wiegenlied Martin W. Bush ; Mable Allen Smails Female vocal solo, with piano composer  
Victor BS-0927 10-in. 10/2/1936 Marias Wiegenlied John De Blois Wack Baritone vocal solo, with cello and piano composer  
Victor [Trial 1915-04-01-03] Not documented 4/1/1915 Wiegenlied Donald MacBeath Instrumental solo, with piano composer  
Columbia 140160 10-in. 12/3/1924 The Virgin's slumber song Barbara Maurel Mezzo-soprano vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia W141951 10-in. 4/12/1926 Mariä Wiegenlied Maria Kurenko Soprano vocal solo, with piano composer  
Brunswick 10270-10271 10-in. 4/4/1923 Maria’s Weigenlied Claire Dux Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Brunswick E29520 10-in. Mar. 1929 Maria’s Wiegenlied Edward Goll Piano solo composer  
Brunswick E19381-E19383 10-in. 5/27/1926 Maria’s Wiegenlied Claire Dux ; Frederic Persson Soprano vocal solo, with piano composer  
Edison 8442 10-in. 5/5/1922 Standchen Frieda Hempel Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra composer  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Reger, Max," accessed April 20, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102535.

Reger, Max. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved April 20, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102535.

"Reger, Max." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 20 April 2021.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102535

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