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Max Reger

"All of this, along with Haas’s choice of the Konzerthaus organ, makes the music come alive as I have seldom heard it. It is certainly one of the finest Reger recordings I have encountered. Notes and sound are both outstanding." (American Record Guide)

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Max Reger Variationen und Fuge op. 73 (35:07) Bernhard Haas

Max Reger Introduktion, Passacaglia und Fuge op. 127 (39:56) Bernhard Haas

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American Record Guide | 3/2004 | Mulbury | May 1, 2004

The Audite release brings us one of the few remaining organs of Reger’s time, an important and huge on – the 1913 Rieger in the Konzerthaus,Mehr lesen

The Audite release brings us one of the few remaining organs of Reger’s time, an important and huge on – the 1913 Rieger in the Konzerthaus, Vienna. Its 115 stops and 5 manuals offer everything an organist could possibly desire for Reger. There are 49 stops of 8’ pitch alone.

Two of Reger’s grandest and most difficult organ works have been coupled here: the F-sharp minor requires 35 minutes, the E-minor about 40. Of the two, the first work (1903) may be the easiest to listen to. The E-minor, composed in 1913 for the opening of an immense new Sauer concert organ in Breslau, belongs among his last works, completed only a scant three years before his death. By this time Reger’s writing had become predominantly atonal, and it is fascinating to observe in this work how ingeniously Reger nullifies a tonal center, using only chromaticism and traditional harmonic structures. Thee are no chords in fourths or seconds, no planning, no bitonality, etc.

Bernhard Haas, professor of organ at the Academy in Stuttgart, performs with impressive, even singular mastery of this rarely heard literature. He is extra-meticulous with Reger’s rather detailed phrasing, registration, and dynamic indications. He has the big virtuoso technique necessary for this complicated music. He believes, rightly, that Reger’s tempos need to be taken more slowly than almost any other composer’s, given the rapid harmonic rhythm germane to the music. In fact, his timings for these two works correspond exactly to those of the great Karl Straube, for whom Reger wrote most of his organ compositions, and who performed many of the premieres. All of this, along with Haas’s choice of the Konzerthaus organ, makes the music come alive as I have seldom heard it. It is certainly one of the finest Reger recordings I have encountered. Notes and sound are both outstanding. (Note that this is Bernhard Haas, not Rosalinda Haas, whose Reger organ recordings we have reviewed before [MDG, Mar/Apr 1990]. They were made on a much less suitable organ.)
The Audite release brings us one of the few remaining organs of Reger’s time, an important and huge on – the 1913 Rieger in the Konzerthaus,

Kerk & Muziek | 2/2004 | Hendrik Jan van der Heiden | March 1, 2004

Voor de Reger-fans is er een goede cd met twee grote werken verschenen:Mehr lesen

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Organ | 4/98 | Wolfram Adolph | April 1, 1998

Auf dieser empfehlenswerten CD präsentiert sich mit den gigantischenMehr lesen

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Orgel International
Orgel International | 4/97 | Ansgar Kreutz | April 1, 1997

Zwei großartige Orgeln, zwei expressiv musizierende Interpreten: guteMehr lesen

Aus urheberrechtlichen Gründen dürfen wir ihnen diese Rezension leider nicht zeigen!
Zwei großartige Orgeln, zwei expressiv musizierende Interpreten: gute

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Max Reger: Organ Works
article number: 20.020
EAN barcode: 4022143200204
price group: BCA
release date: 1. January 1997
total time: 75 min.

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Kerk & Muziek
Voor de Reger-fans is er een goede cd met twee grote werken verschenen:...
Mar 7, 2005
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American Record Guide
The Audite release brings us one of the few remaining organs of Reger’s time,...
Mar 7, 2005
Review

Organ
Auf dieser empfehlenswerten CD präsentiert sich mit den gigantischen...
Mar 7, 2005
Review

Orgel International
Zwei großartige Orgeln, zwei expressiv musizierende Interpreten: gute...

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