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.



Out now: Fritz Buschs conducts Music of the 19th century in Copenhagen 1950/1

Works by Franz Schubert, Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy and Gioachino Rossini complement the cooperation of Fritz Busch with Statsradiofoniens symphonic orchestra in Copenhagen - an incomplete interpretation of Schubert's Great C Major Symphony (unfortunately without the finale) is relatively unknown. Additionally you can listen to Mendelssohn Bartholdy's Italian Symphony and Rossini's Overture to the opera Semiramide.

Available at Pristine Classical

Out now: Fritz Busch's american Beethoven recordings 1942–1950

In good time with the 250th birthday of Ludwig van Beethovens on December 17th Pristine Audio concludes its showcase of Beethoven symphonies under the direction of Fritz Busch. Included are Symphonies No. 1 and No. 5, recorded in Chicago and New York, along with the Violin Concerto performed in 1942 by Adolf Busch, both as a studio recording in New York as well as a live recording at Carnegie Hall.

Out now: Fritz Busch in Vienna, 1950: Beethoven & Haydn

In October 1950 Fritz Busch was not only in a record studio for the today forgotten label Remington to record Beethoven and Haydn, he was also performing Beethoven's 7th Symphonie with the Vienna Symphony. As an additional contribution to this year of Beethoven these recrodings are now made available on Pristine Audio in a new restoration.

Out now: Giuseppe Verdis La forza del destino from Edinburgh from Fritz Buschs year of death 1951

Freshly restored by the label Pristine Audio Giuseppe Verdis La forza del destino was just released - Fritz Buschs last recording from Edinburgh festival in 1951. Since at least the 1920s Busch became an exponent of the Verdi renaissance, last but not least by performing La forza del destino, which premiered in Dresden with a new translation by Franz Werfel in 1926. Arturo Toscanini was specifically traveling to Dresden for this performance, as the opera was staged only very rarely also in Italy.

Concert on September 10th

The second concert in the inner courtyard of Alte Karlsburg on Thursday, September 10th was also a great success. The trio Aleksandra Manic (violin), Jinhee Kim (viola) and Eyal Heimann (cello) played Streichtriosatz D. 471 by Schubert and Streichtrio d-Moll op. 77b. by Max Reger. The acoustics of the inner courtyard are well suited for concerts in the summer; something our numerous guests could convince themselves of.

Concert with Trio Mikado on August 4th

At last another MRI concert in the inner courtyard of Alte Karlsburg: On Tuesday, August 4th, Trio Mikado was playing Serenade G-Dur op. 141a by Max Reger. Before that we could listen toDivertimento B-Dur KV 439b Nr. 3 by Mozart and Variationen über „La ci darem la mano“ by Beethoven. The „distinguished culture of sound, even open air“ was appreciated by BNN. A wonderful evening for which we want to cordially thank Petar Hristov (Oboe), Yuria Otaki (Clarinet) and Lorenzo Calligaris (Bassoon).

New Pageflow: 7th European Chamber Music Competition Karlsruhe 2019

Almut Ochsmann and David Koch covered the Chamer Music Competition with photos, interviews and concert videos and created a multimedia presentation. It's a vivid portrait of the competition and explores among other things how the ensembles were approaching the selected works of Max Reger.

Pageflow (in German)

New Publications

In January 2020 the urtext edition of Regers suite op. 131c for cello solo and op. 131d for viola solo, the latter one for the first time including considerations from the manuscripts residing in Prague Conservatory library, were published.

Max Reger, Drei Suiten für Violoncello allein op. 131c
ed. byJürgen Schaarwächter, 2020, Carus-Verlag CV 52.204 EUR 14,95

Max Reger, Drei Suiten für Viola allein op. 131d
Urtext edition, ed. by Jürgen Schaarwächter, 2020, Carus-Verlag CV 52.205 EUR 12,95

Susanne Popp Concludes Her Role as Head of Institute and Director

After 38 years, in which as head of institute and director she made Max-Reger-Institute the central research facility and place to go in the matter of Reger, Prof Dr. Susanne Popp resigned from her duties of directing the institute on September 30th of this year. She will continue to stand by the institute as a member of the board of trustees and as an advisor. In a small celebration the audience of the awardee concert and the staff of the institute were thanking her for her great work over the years.

New Pageflow: Max Reger sucht seinen Weg

A contribution to Storytelling, a joint project of AsKI, was also produced by Max-Reger-Institute. Even though Reger never visitted the eternal city himself some influences are also present in his works, exemplified here with Vier Tondichtungen nach A. Böcklin op. 128.


Max Reger Picture Gallery Update

The Max Reger Picture Gallery is going into its next phase; a complete revision and extension as well as optimizations in the picture quality. Together with Max Reger Sound Gallery it is another online offering of Max-Reger-Institute. On this site we present over 80 selected recordings of works by Max Reger to give a comprehensive sound impression. We cordially thank all labels for their support!

Reger-Werkausgabe II/7: Vocal works with organ accompaniment and other instruments

In August 2019 Volume II/7 of Reger-Werkausgabe was published which includes works for solo voice, duetts with mixed choir and organ accompagnement as well as the five choral cantatas WoO V/4. The spectrum ranges from the early sacred songs op. 19 up to twelve sacred songs op. 137 which were written in World War I.

Max-Reger-Portal Online

The first version of the Max-Reger-Portal is now online. Besides the sound gallery and picture gallery there is content for the mediation of life and work of Max Reger and videos of the podcast of Max-Reger-Institute. More content will be added in the future and complemented with comprehensive research possibilities.


Max Reger Sound Gallery now Online

Just in time for the beginning of the new year Max-Reger-Institute launches its new online service Max Reger Sound Gallery. On this site over 80 selected recordings of works by Max Reger are presented to give a comprehensive listening exprience. We like to express our gratitude to all labels that are involved.