Started by Dundonnell, October 27, 2008, 03:55:53 PM
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Quote from: Superhorn on November 01, 2008, 09:43:35 AM I wish I knew Reger's music better; he is definitely a composer I would like to explore. I have an excellent recording on Berlin Classics of the Hiller variations with Konwitschny and the Leipzig Gewandhaus orchestra, and a Naxos CD of some of his short piano works played by French pianist Jean Martin, which I like. I have also heard the BIS recording of the piano concerto and several other recordings. I don't remember the name of the pianist, but the conductor is Leif Segerstam. Rudolf Serkin also recorded it with Ormandy and the Philadelphia orchestra lonf ago; I have no idea whether this has been issued on CD. I don't believe Reger ever wrote any symphonies; this is puzzling. Perhaps he would have if he had lived longer.
Quote from: Herman on November 03, 2008, 07:34:54 AMI have always liked Reger's late chamber music. The string quartets from nr 3 onwards, the clarinte quintet, there's a great string sextet too, if I recall, and a beautiful violin sonata.My experience however is mentioning Reger isn't the best way to make friends and influence people. His fugal finales can be punishing.
Quote from: Martin Lind on November 03, 2008, 10:37:19 AMMy first impression is that he was an enourmesly talented composer who still could not write a good tune or invent interesting melodical material to construct a really great work of music.
Quote from: Herman on November 03, 2008, 11:29:38 AMSpitting image of Beethoven.
Quote from: Josquin des Prez on November 03, 2008, 11:39:40 AMThe hell, Beethoven is one of the greatest tunesmith in existence.
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