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Reger: Complete Organ Works / Haas


Release Date: 07/08/2016 
Label:  Md&g (Dabringhaus & Grimm)   Catalog #: 3151645   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Max RegerAnonymousPhilipp NicolaiJohann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Rosalinde Haas
Number of Discs: 14 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

At long last Max Reger’s complete organ works are available again in one box set. As a goody for all Reger fans the complete organ arrangements of works by Johann Sebastian Bach are also part of this edition.

Discs 1 - 12 present an overview of the complete organ works of Max Reger in manageable units. The numerous shorter chorale settings appear together with the longer works.

Discs 13 & 14 present the complete recordings of Max Reger’s organ arrangements from 1902-3 of fifteen piano works by Bach (toccatas, fantasias, and preludes and fugues from The Well-Tempered Clavier) along with Reger’s Course for Trio Playing on the Organ (Inventions by J. S. Bach) of 1903. Reger’s course assigns the lower part in
Read more Bach’s two-part inventions to the pedal and always adds a new middle part for the left hand to Bach’s overall compositional design.

Review:

It’s a safe bet that few musicians outside of the organ community have explored all of Max Reger’s prolific oeuvre for that instrument. Organist Rosalinde Haas, however, has lived with and performed this music for decades.

This music is definitely worth getting to know. The composer knew the organ inside and out, and he exploited that knowledge to the hilt. What is more, his output for the organ boasts more formal and emotional variety than you’d suspect.

Reger’s densely chromatic and restlessly contrapuntal idiom proudly trumpets itself in masterful large-scale pieces like the Fantasia and Fugue on B-A-C-H, Introduction, Variations and Fugue on an Original Theme in F-sharp Minor, the two sonatas, and the formidably compact Symphonic Fantasy and Fugue Op. 57. After an eight year hiatus from writing for the instrument, Reger’s well of inspiration bursts to overflowing proportions in the Introduction, Passacaglia and Fugue Op. 127. By contrast, the numerous chorale preludes and cycles of short pieces reveal the composer’s overlooked affinity for small forms, mood pieces, and fugues that don’t stretch out to Cecil B. Demille-like proportions.

No matter how nasty Reger’s technical terrain gets, Haas overcomes the vertiginous runs, reams of double notes, and potential hand/feet entanglements without one iota of strain, hesitation, or tempo compromise. The Albiez-Organ, Frankfurt/Main-Niederrad is an ideal instrument for Reger’s dizzying registration shifts and full-throated sonic ideal.

This milestone in the ever-growing Reger discography deserves all the attention it can muster.

– ClassicsToday (Jed Distler) Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Fantasia and Fugue on B-A-C-H for organ, Op. 46 by Max Reger
Performer:  Rosalinde Haas (Organ)
Period: Post-Romantic 
Written: 02/21/1900; Germany 
2.
Little Chorale Preludes (30) for Organ, Op. 135a by Max Reger
Performer:  Rosalinde Haas (Organ)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 09/1914; Germany 
3.
Pieces (12) for organ, Op. 59 by Max Reger
Performer:  Rosalinde Haas (Organ)
Period: Post-Romantic 
Written: 01/07/1901 
4.
Chorale Fantasias (3) for Organ, Op. 52 by Max Reger
Performer:  Rosalinde Haas (Organ)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1900; Germany 
5.
Easy Chorale Preludes (52) for organ, Op. 67 by Max Reger
Performer:  Rosalinde Haas (Organ)
Period: Post-Romantic 
Written: 1902 
6.
Es kommt ein Schiff geladen by Anonymous
Performer:  Rosalinde Haas (Organ)
7.
Wie schön leuchtet der Morgenstern by Philipp Nicolai
Performer:  Rosalinde Haas (Organ)
Period: Renaissance 
8.
Chorale Fantasias (3) for Organ, Op. 52 by Max Reger
Performer:  Rosalinde Haas (Organ)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1900; Germany 
9.
Variations and Fugue for Organ on an original theme in F sharp minor, Op. 73 by Max Reger
Performer:  Rosalinde Haas (Organ)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1903; Germany 
10.
Chorale Preludes (13) for Organ, Op. 79b by Max Reger
Performer:  Rosalinde Haas (Organ)
Period: Post-Romantic 
Written: 1901-1903 
11.
Chorale Fantasia for Organ, Op. 27 "Ein' feste Burg ist unser Gott" by Max Reger
Performer:  Rosalinde Haas (Organ)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1898; Germany 
12.
Romanze by Max Reger
Performer:  Rosalinde Haas (Organ)
13.
Introduction and Passacaglia for Organ in D minor by Max Reger
Performer:  Rosalinde Haas (Organ)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1899; Germany 
14.
Pieces (7) for Organ, Op. 145 by Max Reger
Performer:  Rosalinde Haas (Organ)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1915-1916; Germany 
15.
Pieces (12) for Organ, Op. 63 "Monologue" by Max Reger
Performer:  Rosalinde Haas (Organ)
16.
Introduction, Passacaglia and Fugue for Organ in E minor, Op. 127 by Max Reger
Performer:  Rosalinde Haas (Organ)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1913; Germany 
17.
Sonata for Organ no 2 in D minor, Op. 60 by Max Reger
Performer:  Rosalinde Haas (Organ)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1901; Germany 
18.
Chorale Preludes: Christ ist erstanden by Max Reger
Performer:  Rosalinde Haas (Organ)
Period: Romantic 
19.
Suite for Organ no 1 in E minor, Op. 16 by Max Reger
Performer:  Rosalinde Haas (Organ)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1895 
20.
Pieces (3) for Organ, Op. 7 by Max Reger
Performer:  Rosalinde Haas (Organ)
Period: Post-Romantic 
Written: 08/1892 
21.
Sonata for Organ no 1 in F sharp minor, Op. 33 by Max Reger
Performer:  Rosalinde Haas (Organ)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1899; Germany 
22.
Trios (6) for Organ, Op. 47 by Max Reger
Performer:  Rosalinde Haas (Organ)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1900; Germany 
23.
Chorale Fantasia for Organ, Op. 30 "Freu' dich sehr, o meine Seele'" by Max Reger
Performer:  Rosalinde Haas (Organ)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1898; Germany 
24.
Suite for Organ no 2 in G minor, Op. 92 by Max Reger
Performer:  Rosalinde Haas (Organ)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: by 1906 
25.
Symphonic Fantasia and Fugue for Organ, Op. 57 "Inferno" by Max Reger
Performer:  Rosalinde Haas (Organ)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1901; Germany 
26.
Chorale Preludes: O Haupt voll Blut und Wunden by Max Reger
Performer:  Rosalinde Haas (Organ)
Period: Romantic 
27.
Chorale Preludes: O Traurigkeit, o Herzeleid by Max Reger
Performer:  Rosalinde Haas (Organ)
Period: Romantic 
28.
Easy Preludes and Fugues (5) for Organ, Op. 56 by Max Reger
Performer:  Rosalinde Haas (Organ)
Period: Post-Romantic 
Written: 1901 
29.
Postlude in D minor by Max Reger
Performer:  Rosalinde Haas (Organ)
Period: Post-Romantic 
Written: 1903 
30.
Variations and Fugue on "Heil dir im Siegerkranz" by Max Reger
Performer:  Rosalinde Haas (Organ)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Germany 
31.
Pieces (12) for Organ, Op. 65 by Max Reger
Performer:  Rosalinde Haas (Organ)
Period: Post-Romantic 
Written: 05/20/1902 
32.
Prelude and Fugue for Organ in G sharp minor by Max Reger
Performer:  Rosalinde Haas (Organ)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1906; Germany 
33.
Prelude for Organ in C minor by Max Reger
Performer:  Rosalinde Haas (Organ)
Period: Post-Romantic 
Written: 09/23/1900 
34.
Preludes and Fugues (4), Op. 85 by Max Reger
Performer:  Rosalinde Haas (Organ)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1904; Germany 
35.
Pieces (10) for Organ, Op. 69 by Max Reger
Performer:  Rosalinde Haas (Organ)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1903; Germany 
36.
Pieces (12) for organ, Op. 80 by Max Reger
Performer:  Rosalinde Haas (Organ)
Period: Post-Romantic 
Written: 06/15/1904 
37.
Chorale Preludes (6) for Organ, WoO: no 2, Komm, süsser Tod by Max Reger
Performer:  Rosalinde Haas (Organ)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1894; Germany 
38.
Prelude and Fugue for organ in D minor by Max Reger
Performer:  Rosalinde Haas (Organ)
Period: Post-Romantic 
Written: ?1902 
39.
Chorale Fantasias (2) for Organ, Op. 40 by Max Reger
Performer:  Rosalinde Haas (Organ)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1899; Germany 
40.
Pieces (9) for Organ, Op. 129 by Max Reger
Performer:  Rosalinde Haas (Organ)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1913; Germany 
41.
Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 2: Prelude and Fugue no 5 in D major, BWV 874 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Rosalinde Haas (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1738-1742; Leipzig, Germany 
42.
Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 2: Prelude and Fugue no 3 in C sharp major, BWV 872 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Rosalinde Haas (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1738-1742; Leipzig, Germany 
43.
Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 2: Prelude and Fugue no 17 in A flat major, BWV 886 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Rosalinde Haas (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1738-1742; Leipzig, Germany 
44.
Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 2: Prelude and Fugue no 16 in G minor, BWV 885 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Rosalinde Haas (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1738-1742; Leipzig, Germany 
45.
Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 2: Prelude and Fugue no 15 in G major, BWV 884 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Rosalinde Haas (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1738-1742; Leipzig, Germany 
46.
Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1: Prelude and Fugue no 22 in B flat minor, BWV 867 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Rosalinde Haas (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1722; Cöthen, Germany 
47.
Two-Part Inventions (15), BWV 772-786 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Rosalinde Haas (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1723; Cöthen, Germany 
48.
Toccata in F minor, BWV 910 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Rosalinde Haas (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1710; Weimar, Germany 
49.
Toccata in C minor, BWV 911 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Rosalinde Haas (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1717; Weimar, Germany 
50.
Prelude und Fughetta in C major, BWV 870a by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Rosalinde Haas (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1738-1742; Leipzig, Germany 
51.
Fantasia and Fugue in A minor, BWV 904 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Rosalinde Haas (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1725; Leipzig, Germany 
52.
Chromatic Fantasia and Fugue in D minor, BWV 903 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Rosalinde Haas (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1720; Cöthen, Germany 

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 Definitely Worth Aquiring November 10, 2017 By Jonathan S. (Anchorage, AK) See All My Reviews "I had no reservations before I purchased this recording and I have none after listening to the collection. Ms. Haas definitely did her homework and practice with these pieces before committing them to posterity. Masterfully execution and superbly engineering result in a wonderfully balanced and listenable collection." Report Abuse
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