1. Meiningen

In April 1913, the orchestration of Franz Schubert’s Memnon (RWV Schubert-B2 No. 1) is the first of a total of 45 lied orchestrations by means of which Reger supplies a resplendent guise to lieder both of his own and of others. As a result of a commission for the inauguration of the giant organ in the Breslau Jahrhunderthalle , Reger turns to organ music again after a long break; his Introduction, Passacaglia and Fugue in E Minor, Op. 127, is again dedicated to Karl Straube.

Reger in a car in front of the company reception building together with Edwin and Berthold Welte, Freiburg i.Br. (1913). – Max-Reger-Institut, Karlsruhe.
Reger in a car in front of the Weltecompany reception building together with Edwin and Berthold Welte, Freiburg i.Br. (1913). – Max-Reger-Institut, Karlsruhe.

Like all activities, he also exaggerates his travels with the court orchestra(see concert season 1912/13); while he feels constricted and disregarded in courtly Meiningen, he basks in enthusiastic triumphs on tour. The Heidelberg Bach-Reger Festival in June signifies a high point in his recognition as the »modern Bach«.

After Reger had already recorded various piano rolls for the Freiburg firm M. Welte & Söhne in 1905, a whole series of smaller organ pieces are recorded by him on 28 May 1913.

Postal items from this year whose sender or addressee is Max Reger.


Images from the Max Reger Foto Gallery that originate from this year and have a direct reference to Max Reger.


Reference

Max Reger Biography – 1913, in: Max-Reger-Portal, www.maxreger.info/biography/1913, Max Reger Biography Data, V. 3.1.0, last check: 17th April 2024.