Maximum Reger: A regal homage to Reger
This DVD was our Instrumental Choice in August 2017.
Max Reger is one of the most unjustly neglected composers in music history. That’s the contention of producer Will Fraser, of Fugue State Films, whose mighty six-DVD set devoted to the German more than meets his ambition to correct that wrong.
In an era when fewer and fewer classical music documentaries are being made, Maximum Reger pulls out all the stops. Everything about the project is impressive, its scale and scope a suitable match for this gargantuan late-Romantic composer.
Maximum Reger is, said our critic Erik Levi, ‘a hugely rewarding achievement that should persuade us all to revisit our preconceptions of Max Reger’s place in music history.’