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Celebrating the pipe organ, the King of Instruments

Max Reger
Max Reger

Five (Not So) Easy Pieces

…a reflection on the effusive art of Max Reger, whose pages may be black with notes but also colorful with emotion.

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Music played in the program

Hour 1

MAX REGER: Prelude & Fugue in E, Op. 56, no. 1 –Jean-Baptiste Dupont (1910 Link/Pauluskirche, Ulm, Germany) Hortus 163/4

REGER: Prelude & Fugue in d, Op. 56, no. 2 –Bernhard Buttmann (2007 Weimbs/St. Michael’s Church, Weiden) Oehms 851

REGER: Prelude & Fugue in G, Op. 56, no. 3 –Rosalinde Haas (1983 Albiez/Mother of Good Counsel Church, Frankfurt, Germany) MD&G 3352

REGER: Fugue in G, Op. 56, no. 3 –Max Reger (1916 Welte, via player-rolls/Museum of Mechanical Musical Instruments, Seewen, Switzerland) Oehms 847

REGER: Prelude & Fugue in C, Op. 56, no. 4 –Josef Still (1974 Klais/Trier Cathedral) Naxos 8.572907

REGER: Prelude & Fugue in b, Op. 56, no. 5 –Jean-Baptiste Dupont (1910 Link/Pauluskirche, Ulm, Germany) Hortus 163/4

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Hour 2

REGER: Sacred Songs (Befiehl dem Herrn deine Wege, 1902; Wohl denen, 1903) –Sabine Szameit, soprano; Dorothea Ohly-Riese, alto; Gotthold Schwarz, baritone; Rold Schönstedt (1991 Rieger/Hochschule für Kirchenmusik, Herford, Germany) Thorofon 2336

REGER: Chorale-prelude (1902) and Cantata (1902), O wie selig seid ihr doch, ihr Frommen –Verena Schweizer, soprano; Ruth Hellmann & Ursula Soldan, violin; Bertram Banz, viola; Christoph Hellmann, cello; Mainz Bach Choir/Diethard Hellmann; Hedwig Bilgram (1962 Förster & Nicolaus/Christuskirche, Mainz) Christophorus 74548

REGER: Wie schön leuchtet der Morgenstern (1914 & 1909) –Martin Welzel (1974 Klais/Trier Cathedral) Naxos 8.570455 & 8.57054

REGER: Chorale-Fantasy, Wie schön leuchtet der Morgenstern, Op. 40, no. 1 –Balás Szabó (1906 Link/Stadekirche, Giengen an der Brenz, Germany) MD&G 920 1945

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APOBAContinuing support of PIPEDREAMS is provided in loving memory of Wesley and Lucinda Dudley by their family, with additional support from Walter McCarthy, Clara Ueland, and the Greystone Foundation, by Jan Kirchner on behalf of her family foundation, by the Art and Martha Kaemmer Fund of the HRK Foundation, in celebration of the life of Martha Hulings Kaemmer, and by listener-contributors to this public radio station. Additional support comes from members of APOBA, the Associated Pipe Organ Builders of America, a collaborative of designers, creators, and maintainers of pipe organs found in religious and educational institutions, concert halls, and residences throughout the United States and beyond. An APOBA resource guide and member prospectus is available at APOBA.COM.

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