Max Reger (1873-1916) was once a celebrated German composer, performer on piano and organ, and conductor. popular for his compositions for keyboards and orchestra, Reger labored throughout the the most important many years while Western song reworked itself from the misty veil of Romanticism and Impressionism to the extra hard-edged modernism that might be successful within the twentieth century. much less popular are his writings approximately song and the composer's craft. even if he wrote a big booklet on tune idea released in 1903 (and translated into English a 12 months later), his prolonged essays on composition, his fellow composers, and research have by no means seemed ahead of in English. Christopher Anderson, a famous Reger pupil, has long past again to unique manuscripts in addition to the broadcast models of those writings to supply definitive new texts. also, Anderson has written a gap essay putting Reger's writings and track within the context of his time.
This quantity will attraction strongly to these drawn to the past due Romantic period, musical composition and aesthetics, and naturally these attracted to the track and lifetime of Reger