Welcome to the Max-Reger-Institute (MRI),
the centre of Reger research

It is the aim of the Max-Reger-Institute to convey Reger's life and work to a larger audience both for scholars and laypeople alike. The substantial collection and library makes the Max-Reger-Institute an important resource to all interested.

Max-Reger-Institute events in March

Tuesday, 21.03.2017, 19:30 – University of Music Karlsruhe, Schloss Gottesaue, Velte-Saal
Spring concert of Max-Reger-Institute. Wolfgang Meyer and Ruben Meliksetian play Regers Klarinettensonate fis-Moll op. 49 Nr. 2. Rinko Hama and Ruben Meliksetian play piano music for two and four hands.

Out now: Reger-Studien 10. Max Reger und das Lied. Tagungsbericht Karlsruhe 2015

Next to works for piano, songs play an important role in the oeuvre of Max Reger. He worked on them all over his life and composed around 300 songs with piano accompaniment. In 2015 Max-Reger-Institut organized an interdisciplinary conference on this still underrepresented part of Regers work. The conference combined historiographic and current questions and tackled a wide range of problems. Contributions by musicologists, germanists, computer scientists, one neuro scientist and musicians opened up a multitude of new perspectives.

Published by Carus-Verlag

Out now – Reger: The Centenary Collection

Exuberant and prolific, Max Reger composed an extraordinary volume and variety of works in his short life – he was just 43 when he died in 1916. Reger saw himself as an heir to Brahms, Schumann, Beethoven and Bach, while also drawing inspiration from Wagner and Liszt. The energy, richness, rapture and contrapuntal invention of his art is celebrated in this 8-CD collection of works for orchestra, chamber ensemble, piano, organ, choir and solo voice.

Crowdfunding campaign »Max Reger: The Last Giant«

The crowdfunding campaign »Max Reger: The Last Giant« of the english production company Fugue State Films is still going on. They released a little excerpt as an appetizer: Reger plays Reger on the Welte mechanical organ, now at the Automatic Musical Instrument Museum in Bruchsal.


The Crowdfunding campaign has now reached 95% of its goal. As another appetizer they released the 17 minutes long opening section on YouTube. To support the project you can order the DVD set now for an introductory price.

Recently published: Max Reger. Werk statt Leben – Biographie

Just in time for the Reger-Year 2016 Breitkopf & Härtel published the Reger biography written by Susanne Popp. The comprehensive biography presents Regers prolific life on the basis of letters and documents, some of them practically unknown, which visually depict the restless life of the workaholic. Accompanying digital content can be found on maxreger.info.

More about the book

Recently published: Reger-Werkausgabe, Volume I/7

Reger-Werkausgabe, Vol. I/7, ed. by Alexander Becker, Christopher Grafschmidt, Stefan König and Stefanie Steiner-Grage, xxx, 207 pp. + DVD, Carus-Verlag 2015, CV 52.807 (EUR 208.00)