Friday, May 1, 2015

Max Reger

Johann Baptist Joseph Maximilian Reger was born on March 19th, 1873, in Brand, Balvaria. He was a German composer, conductor, pianist, organist and academic teacher. Among Reger’s students were Joseph Haas, Sándor Jemnitz, Jaroslav Kvapil, Ruben Liljefors, George Szell and Cristòfor Taltabull. In 1907, Reger worked in Leipzig as a Music Director of the Paulinerkirche University until 1908, and he was Professor of Composition at the Conservatory. In 1915, he moved to Jena, traveling once a week to teach in Leipzig; however, during one of those trips in May of 1916, he died of a heart attack at the age of 43.There wasn’t any information mentioned about being married yet Max Reger was the cousin of Hans von Koessler another German composer.

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