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Celebrating the pipe organ, the King of Instruments

[1883 Walcker at Riga Cathedral, Latvia]
1883 Walcker organ at Riga Cathedral, Latvia

[1983 Albiez at the Stadtkirche, Frankfurt]
1983 Albiez organ at Mutter vom Guten Rat, Frankfurt-Niederrad, Germany

[1900 Walcker at the Evangelical Church, Essen-Werden]
1900 Walcker organ at the Evangelical Church, Essen-Werden

[1908 Sauer at Saint Thomas Church, Leipzig]
1908 Sauer organ at Saint Thomas Church in Leipzig, Germany

[1960 Klais at Saint Mary’s Cathedral, Hildesheim]
1960 Klais at Saint Mary’s Cathedral, Hildesheim

The Reger Ring

Encompassing both tumultuous and tender compositions to mark the 50th anniversary of Max Reger’s death, May 11, 1916.

Note: Michael Barone and associate producer Brad Althoff are currently leading a Pipe organ tour of Germany.
Read about what they are up to in Notes from the Road

Program Broadcast dates:

  • Week of May 8, 2006

Links and Resources:

Music played in the program

MAX REGER: Prelude and Fugue in C, Opus 63, numbers 1 & 2 –Rosalinde Haas (1983 Albiez/Mutter vom Guten Rat, Frankfurt-Niederrad, Germany) Dabringhaus und Grimm MDG 315 0353

MAX REGER: Kanzone in Eb, Opus 65, number 9 –Carsten Wiebusch (1900 Walcker/Evangelical Church, Essen-Werden, Germany) Fermate CD-20029

MAX REGER: Toccata & Fugue in d, Opus 129, number 1 & 2 –Martin Rost (1901 Sauer/Heilig-Kreuz-Kirche, Frankfurt-Oder, Germany) Thorofon CD-2097

MAX REGER: Melodia, Opus 59, number 11 –Dominikus Trautner (1883 Walcker/Riga Cathedral, Latvia) Motette CD MOT 13121

MAX REGER: Chorale-Fantasy, Ein feste Burg, Opus 27 –Johannes Unger (1908 Sauer/St. Thomas Church, Leipzig, Germany) Priory PRCD788

MAX REGER: Morgengesang, Opus 137, number 8; Psalm 62, Opus 105, number 2 –Klaus Mertens, baritone; Martin Haselböck (1910 Sauer/Large Concert Hall, Görlitz, Germany) New Classical Adventure CD-60101

MAX REGER: Consolation, Opus 65, number 4 –Fritz Soddemann (1960 Klais/St. Mary Cathedral, Hildesheim, Germany) Calig CD-50909

MAX REGER: Chorale-Fantasy, Halleluja! Gott zu loben!, Opus 52, number 3 –Friedhelm Flamme (1989 Sauer/Propsteikirche, Borken-Westfalen, Germany) Motette CD MOT 13211