Max Reger's great first compositional period ended with his Second Sonata for Organ, Opus 60, written in 1901 at the time of his move from Weiden to Munich. It is a good introduction to his work, because it is concise, but has a lot of variation of form and technique. Although a sonata, it won't disappoint lovers of Baroque forms, and it ends with an upbeat fugue. This performance by Bernhard Haas was recorded on the Walcker organ of the Stadtkirche, Ludwigsburg.
This film is an extract from Maximum Reger by Fugue State Films. This exhaustive boxed-set contains more than 15 hours of content over 6 DVDs includes three feature-length documentaries, plus filmed performances of 12 hours of Reger's best music for orchestra, organ, voice, violin, piano and chamber ensemble. This set, which normally sells for £85, is currently available at a Black Friday / Pre Christmas offer price of £43. Visit Fugue State Films' Shop for details.
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