The Intersection of Homage and Originality Max Reger’s Suites for Unaccompanied Cello by Dr. Peter Swanson

The Intersection of Homage and Originality: Max Reger’s Suites for Unaccompanied Cello

In this series we have been exploring the cello music of German composer Max Reger (1873-1916). The four previous articles walked through the four sonatas that spanned his career. Most cellists, however, know Reger through his set of solo suites written in 1914–15, with new recordings appearing each year. Not

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Beethoven, Business, and Beer Reger's Cello Sonata No. 4, Op. 116

Beethoven, Business, and Beer: Reger’s Cello Sonata No. 4, Op. 116

In this fourth installment of a series on the cello works of German composer Max Reger (1873-1916), we see him not only in his compositional maturity but also in his professional and industrial prime. We have already walked through his long first sonata from his student years, his more succinct

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Reger’s Modernist Masterpiece Cello Sonata No. 3, Op. 78

Reger’s Modernist Masterpiece: Cello Sonata No. 3, Op. 78

This is the third installment of a series on the cello works of German composer Max Reger (1873-1916), whose 150th birthday we will celebrate next year. The first article introduced Reger and explored his cello sonata Op. 5, and the second discussed Reger’s first psychological breakdown and his more approachable

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Max Reger Cello Sonata No 2 Op 28

A Perfect Starting Point: Reger’s Cello Sonata No. 2, Op. 28

This series explores the cello works of German composer Max Reger (1873-1916), which comprise four large-scale sonatas written across his career, and a set of solo suites written in 1914. The first installment introduced Reger as a composer and his cello sonata in F minor Op. 5, written in 1892.

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"This is my best opus": Max Reger's Cello Sonata No. 1 in f minor

“This is my best opus”: Max Reger’s Cello Sonata No. 1 in f minor

This article is the first in a new series by Dr. Peter Swanson about the cello sonatas of German composer Max Reger (19 March 1873 – 11 May 1916) starting today on his birthday. Welcome, Dr. Swanson, and Happy Birthday, Max Reger! Max Reger – A Top Composer of His

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