Max Reger - Recordings from 1936-1943

Release Date: 2/11/2014
Label: Guild
Catalog Number: GHCD2400-01
Composer: Max Reger
Number of Discs: 2

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Notes and Editorial Reviews
This very important 2CD set is a major addition to the Max Reger discography, containing as it does exceptionally rare war-time recordings conducted by several of the composer's most illustrious musical disciples. During World War II the Nazis attempted, unsuccessfully, to use Reger's music for propaganda purposes, but its artistic worth and technical difficulties both frustrated the National Socialists' aims. It is only in quite recent decades that Reger's music has come to be appreciated for its inherent beauty and expressive purity, and these magnificent performances, which have been remastered to high standards, enable us to appreciate the quality of these unique orchestral scores in performances of remarkable musical fidelity.
Works on This Recording
1. Eine Lustspiel Overture, Op. 120 by Max Reger
Conductor: Fritz Lehmann
Period: Romantic
Written: 1911 ; Germany
2. Serenade for orchestra in G major, Op. 95 by Max Reger
Conductor: Eugen Jochum
Period: Post-Romantic
Written: 1905-1906 ;
3. Ballet Suite in D major, Op. 130 by Max Reger
Conductor: Eduard van Beinum
Period: Romantic
Written: 1913 ; Germany
4. Schlichte Weisen (60), Op. 76: no 3, Waldeinsamkeit by Max Reger
Performer: Anni Frind
Period: Romantic
Written: 1903-1912 ; Germany
5. Schlichte Weisen (60), Op. 76: no 52, Maria Wiegenlied by Max Reger
Period: Romantic
Written: 1903-1912 ; Germany
6. Schlichte Weisen (60), Op. 76: no 59, Zum Schlafen by Max Reger
Period: Romantic
Written: 1903-1912 ; Germany
7. Romantic Suite, Op. 125 by Max Reger
Conductor: Fritz Lehmann
Period: Romantic
Written: 1912 ; Germany
8. Variations and Fugue on a theme of Mozart, Op. 132 by Max Reger
Conductor: Eduard van Beinum
Period: Romantic
Written: 1914 ; Germany
9. Eine vaterländische Ouvertüre, Op. 140 by Max Reger
Conductor: Robert Heger
Period: Romantic
Written: 1914 ; Germany
10. Des Kindes Gebet (The Children's Prayer: "Wenn die kleinen Kinder beten"), song for voice & piano (o by Max Reger
Performer: Anni Frind
Period: Post-Romantic
Written: 1904 ;
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