HAVPCD301 – Max Reger: Complete Organ Works Vol 1 The major works based on chorales
Max Reger, the Reluctant Revolutionary: Max Reger was a paradoxical combination of radical and reactionary. For the form of many of his larger pieces he took Bach?s music as a starting point; in his contrapuntal style that of the conservative Brahms. Yet in terms of harmony he stood, often to his own surprise, in the vanguard of ‘progress’ as it developed after Wagner. In his lifetime it was for this last aspect that his works were controversial.