Max Reger

When not dismissed out of hand, Reger is often derided as the master of unwieldy German stodge. That’s unfair…

Max Reger

Think of three great composers active in the first decade of last century, all with two-syllable names ending in ‘r’. Elgar… yes. Mahler… yes. But the third? Max Reger. Max Who? That’s just the trouble. Reger is well known in his native Germany, but his name has obstinately refused to travel abroad.

Admittedly, Reger could be his own worst enemy.

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