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
|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|
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.
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