At the beginning of 2008 the Max-Reger-Institut (MRI) in Karlsruhe began working on the Reger-Werkausgabe (RWA); this project is supported by the Academy of Sciences and Literature in Mainz as part of the Academies’ Program. Co-operation partner of the MRI is the Institute for Music Computer Sciences and Musicology at the Hochschule für Musik Karlsruhe (HfM). Editorial directors of the RWA are Prof. Dr. Susanne Popp (Max-Reger-Institut, Karlsruhe) and Prof. Dr. Thomas Seedorf (Hochschule für Musik Karlsruhe, Institute for Music Computer Sciences and Musicology) in association with Prof. Dr. Christoph Seibert (Hochschule für Musik Karlsruhe, Institute for Music Computer Sciences and Musicology).
Full-time research fellows and editors of the separate volumes are Dr. Knud Breyer, Dr. Christopher Grafschmidt, Dr. Stefan König and Claudia Seidl B.A.
The RWA is divided into three parts, devoted to the following areas of Max Reger’s output:
- Organ works
- Songs and choral works
- Arrangements of works by other composers
The RWA's printed editions are published by Carus-Verlag Stuttgart.
The implementation and linking of the digital components of the Reger-Werkausgabe is being carried out with the support of the Virtueller Forschungsverbund Edirom (ViFE) at the Muiscology Seminar Detmold/Paderborn (University of Paderborn/University of Music Detmold).