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.

Doctoral Stipend

Akademie der Wissenschaften und der Literatur | Mainz announced a doctoral stipend for up to three years within the project »Wissenschaftlich-kritische Herausgabe von Werken Max Regers«. Deadline for application is November 15th 2016.

Full announcement text (in german)

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.

Max-Reger-Institute events in October

Sunday, 9.10.2016, 6 pm – St.-Bonifatius-Kirche Karlsruhe-Weststadt
Choirs a cappella and songs with organ. Vokalensemble cantiKA nova, Albrecht von Stackelberg (baritone), Dominik Axtmann (direction and organ), Jürgen Schaarwächter (lecture).

Monday, 10.10.2016, 7.30 pm – HfM Karlsruhe, Velte-Saal
Third concert in the row »Wie vor hundert Jahren«, organized by University of Music Karlsruhe in cooperation with Max-Reger-Institut. String sextet f major op. 118, songs, Introduction, Passacaglia and Fuge b minor op. 96 for two pianos.

Tuesday, 18.10.2016, 9.30 pm – Orden­stein­saal Karlsruhe
Educational chamber concert celebrating the 100th anniversary of Max Reger. Organised by Badisches KONServatorium. Moderated by Prof. Dr. Susanne Popp.

Thursday, 20.10.2016, 7 pm Uhr – Plenarsaal der Akademie, Mainz
Max Reger – »Blick in die Lieder«. Lecture concert with Peter Schöne (baritone) und Moritz Eggert (piano) with comments by Alexander Becker and Stefan König. Organized by Akademie der Wissenschaften und der Literatur Mainz in cooperation with Max-Reger-Institute.

Monday, 24.10.2016, 8 pm – Gartensaal, Schloss Karlsruhe
Karlsruher Schlosskonzerte. Das hohe Lied der Frau – Musikalische Soiré bei Elsa Reger. Chamber music and songs by Max Reger and Adolf Busch. Annette Büschelberger (speaker), Malika Reyad (mezzo-soprano). Busch Kollegium Karlsruhe: Bettina Beigelbeck (clarinet, idea and musical conception), Yasushi Ideue (violin), Wolfgang Wahl (viola), Manfred Kratzer (piano).

Sunday, 30.10.2016, 5 pm – HfM Karlsruhe, Velte-Saal
»Inspired by Reger« – Eight contemporary spinning-forths of Regers clarinet quintet A major op. 146. Organized by Max-Reger-Institut in cooperation with city of Karlsruhe and University of Music Karlsruhe. Carmina Quartett, Mischa Meyer (cello), Wolfgang Meyer (clarinet). (originally announced for October 26th)

Moved dates for »Inspired by Reger«

Unfortunatley the event »Inspired by Reger« has to be moved from October 26 to October 30.

Slight changes in the program can be found on reger2016.de.

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

www.reger2016.de online!

The Max-Reger-Institut offers a service-homepage www.reger2016.de, that intends to gather all Reger-relevant events – especially in the jubilee year 2016 we can assume many events, so that the willing audience can keep track of everything more easily.

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)