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Max Reger 1873-1916

Max Reger, one of the most prolific of late-Romantic German composers, was an enormously energetic and creative artist. He was born in 1873 in the small village of Brand in the Upper Palatinate. Reger is best known for his works for organ, which his friend Karl Straube, cantor of St. Thomas' Church, Leipzig, championed and performed all his life. Even at a young age, Reger was told by his teacher Hugo Riemann, "You can be a second Bach, if you wish". When the tireless Reger died in Leipzig in 1916, he left behind a wealth of distinguished compositions.

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Brand, Leipzig

Bach - sights & sounds

Information and offers relating to places associated with the life and work of Johann Sebastian Bach.