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Reger: Organ Works, Vol. 12 / Kirsten Sturm

Reger / Sturm
Release Date: 08/28/2012 
Label:  Naxos   Catalog #: 8572821   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Max Reger
Performer:  Kirsten Sturm
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 15 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

In both volume and artistic distinction there is little doubt that Reger was the greatest German composer for the organ since Bach. He relished Lutheran chorales and employed them freely, a sense of grandeur and gravity permeating his music for the instrument. The Suite No 1 in E minor was completed in 1895, and admired by Brahms. Its four movements offer a compendium of Reger’s genius for both complexity and transparency. His later Suite No 2 in G minor, cast in seven taut movements, similarly employs contrast, imitation and variety whilst ending in a glorious and triumphant Fugue. In both volume and artistic distinction there is little doubt that Reger was the greatest German composer for the organ since Bach. He relished Lutheran chorales and employed them freely, a sense of grandeur and gravity permeating his music for the instrument. The Suite No 1 in E minor was completed in 1895, and admired by Brahms. Its four movements offer a compendium of Reger’s genius for both complexity and transparency. His later Suite No 2 in G minor, cast in seven taut movements, similarly employs contrast, imitation and variety whilst ending in a glorious and triumphant Fugue. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Suite for Organ no 1 in E minor, Op. 16 by Max Reger
Performer:  Kirsten Sturm (Organ)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1895 
2.
Suite for Organ no 2 in G minor, Op. 92 by Max Reger
Performer:  Kirsten Sturm (Organ)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: by 1906 

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