1. Munich

Reger is appointed to the Akademie der Tonkunst by Felix Mottl and takes up his post on 1 May, but resigns at the end of the following term in July 1906 due to disagreements with the predominantly conservative teaching staff. Many of his pupils follow him into private lessons.

is feted on concert tours in Germany, Austria, the Netherlands and Switzerland, but in Munich the conflicts with the »New German« circle around Ludwig Thuille, Max Schillings and the critic Rudolf Louis come to a head. At the Tonkünstlerfest of the ADMV in Graz in June, his two piano variation cycles (Bach Variations, Op. 81, Beethoven Variations, Op. 86) are enthusiastically received, but there is a break with Schillings, as a result of which Reger leaves the ADMV in January 1906.

Max and  with (from left to right) Theodor Müller-Reuter, Max Hehemann,  and  in Essen 1905 sitting over the score of the , . –  Shown in , fig. 54.
Max and Elsa Reger with (from left to right) Theodor Müller-Reuter, Max Hehemann, Karl Straube and Max Kuhn in Essen 1905 sitting over the score of the Sinfonietta, Op. 90. – Shown in Stein 1941, fig. 54.

On 28 September Reger’s father; dies; the son promises his mother and sister that he will look after them in the future. Only a week after his father’s funeral, the premiere of Reger’s first symphonic work, the Sinfonietta, Op. 90, under Felix Mottl in Essen on 8 October is well received, but not unanimously approved. Only its repetition under Fritz Steinbach in Cologne brings success. The Sinfonietta is performed a total of 22 times in the first season – in part by important conductors such as (apart from those mentioned) Arthur Nikisch, Hermann Suter and Franz Schalk.

On 8 December, Reger plays ten smaller pieces for the Welte-Mignon reproduction piano system developed the year before.

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.


Max Reger Biography – 1905, in: Max-Reger-Portal, www.maxreger.info/biography/1905, Max Reger Biography Data, V. 3.1.0, last check: 14th June 2024.