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

The Max Reger Institute aims to make the life and work of the composer known to a wider public. It is open to experts and interested laymen alike: The extensive collection and the library make the institute a treasure trove for all interested parties. You can find initial information on the homepage and the Max Reger Portal, also on Reger's 150th birthday in 2023.



On the occasion of the 150th birthdays of Max Reger and his musician friend Karl Straube, who actively contributed to Reger's reputation as a composer, especially in his early years as a performer, the Max Reger Institute presents the wide range of facets of this artist friendship between inspiration and influence.


The European Chamber Music Competition is organised by the Max Reger Institute Karlsruhe, the City of Karlsruhe and the International Max Reger Society e.V., with the kind support of the Karlsruhe University of Music.

With chamber music, the competition promotes an important part of musical life that offers excellent young musicians special career opportunities. By including Max Reger in the competition programme, the competition provides impulses for the cultivation of this composer's work.

RWA Online updated: Start of RWA Encyclopedia

First sections of the RWA Encyclopedia on persons/institutions, postal items and work templates are now available.

The new online version of the RWA Encyclopedia has been launched in the Reger Year 2023. From now on, all components of the hybrid RWA edition publications (printed and digital editions as well as encyclopedia) are accessible again. After a rebuilding phase lasting several years, the RWA Encyclopedia appears in a new design, with updated technical underpinnings, consolidated content structure and a functional user interface. The information on the artistic, historical and social environment of Max Reger's edited works, which until 2019 (Volume II/8) had only been included in the respective edition volumes on DVD, will be brought together here in a central location, updated and continuously extended in accordance with the edition's publication plan.

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Out now: Single editions choral works with piano accompaniment

Further single editions from volumes II/11 and II/9 are now available at Carus.

Just in time for Reger's birthday, further works from RWA vol. II/11 - Choral works with piano accompaniment are available as single editions at Carus. In addition to the only original composition for mixed choir with piano Three Choruses op. 6, Reger's piano reductions of his great choral symphonic works (Weihegesang WoO V/6 with solo alto, Gesang der Verklärten op. 71, Die Nonnen op. 112, as well as the late works Der Einsiedler op. 144a and Requiem op. 144b) can be ordered in singer-friendly format. In addition, Carus also offers the Eight sacred Songs op. 138 from RWA vol. II/9 as a handy single edition for practice.

Jubilee Concert for the 75th Anniversary

Max-Reger-Institute/Elsa-Reger-Stiftung turns 75 years old!
We celebrate this anniversary on Tuesday, October 25th 2022 at 7pm in Velte-Saal of Karlsruhe University of Music (Gottesaue Castle).

Markus Becker and Julius Berger are playing for us, amongst other works, Regers Sonate a-Moll op. 116 for cello and piano, Bach adaptations for piano and the second cello solo suite from op. 131c.

Afterwards we invite you to a reception with wine and "Reger-Bällchen" in the cafeteria of Gottesaue Castle. If you want to celebrate with us please let us know via telephone or mail. Entry is free (donations are welcome).