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REGER Max
b Brand, Bavaria, 19 March 1873
d Leipzig, 11 May 1916, aged forty-three

He was the son of a teacher. He studied music privately, and in 1901 went to Munich as a pianist, teacher and an already established composer. In 1907 he became a professor at the Leipzig Conservatory, staying there for the rest of his life. In 1911 he was appointed director of the court orchestra at Meiningen, but in 1914 he relinquished the post and retired to Jena to write. Excessive indulgence in food and drink resulted in the heart attack that killed him.

1891 (18)

Piano Trio in B minor

Violin Sonata in D major

1892 (19)

Cello Sonata in F minor

1897-8 (24-5)

Piano Quintet in C minor

Cello Sonata in G minor

Violin Sonata in A major

1900 (27)

Two Romances, for solo instruments and orchestra

Clarinet Sonata in Ab major

Clarinet Sonata in F# minor

String Quartet in G minor (1900 01)

String Quartet in A major (1900-01)

1902 (29)

Piano Quintet in C minor

Violin Sonata in C major

1903 (30)

Gesang der Verklarten, for voice and orchestra

1904 (31)

String Quartet in D minor

Serenade, for flute, violin and viola, or two violins and viola

String Trio in A minor

Cello Sonata in F major

Variations and Fugue on a Theme of Beethoven, for two pianos

Violin Sonata in F sharp minor

1905 (32)

Sinfonietta, for orchestra

Suite in the Old Style, for violin and piano, in F major

1906 (33)

Serenade

1907 (34)

Variations and Fugue on a Theme of Hiller

1908 (35)

Symphonic Prologue to a Tragedy

Violin Concerto

Sonata for clarinet (or viola)

and piano

Piano Trio

1909 (36)

The 100th Psalm, for voice and orchestra

Die Nonnen, for voice and orchestra

String Quartet in Eb major

1910 (37)

Piano Concerto

String Sextet in F major

Piano Quartet in D minor

Cello Sonata in A minor

1911 (38)

Die Weihe der Nacht, for chorus and orchestra

Eine Lustspielouverture

String Quartet in F# minor

Violin Sonata in E minor

1912 (39)

Konzert im Alten Stil

Romischer Triumphgesang, for voice and orchestra

A Romantic Suite

1913 (40)

Vier Tondichtunger nach A. Bocklin

Eine Ballettsuite

1914 (41)

Eine Vaterlandlsche Ouverture

Three Canons, Duets and Fugues in Ancient Style for two violins

Variations and Fugue on a Theme of Mozart

Piano Quartet in A minor

Piano Sonata in C minor

Cello Sonata in C minor

1915 (42)

Serenade, for flute, violin and viola (or two violins and viola)

in G major

String Trio in D minor

Der Einsiedler, for chorus and orchestra

1916 (43)

Quintet in A major

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