Max Reger

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Birthday
19, 1873
Birthplace
Germany
Death Date
May 11, 1916 (43)
Birth Sign
Pisces
Birthday
19, 1873
Birthplace
Germany
Death Date
May 11, 1916 (43)

About

Popular musician in his day who was best known for applying abstract forms to fugues, operas, and symphonies. He was a firm believer in absolute music, or music that is not explicitly about anything and is non-representational.

Before Fame

He had a successful teaching career that culminated in his 1911 appointment as Hofkapellmeister in the court of Georg II, Duke of Saxe-Meiningen.

Trivia

He produced numerous vocal works, Lieder, pieces for mixed-chorus, men's chorus, and female chorus, and choral works in fewer than three decades.

Family Life

He was the cousin of fellow German composer Hans von Koessler.

Associated With

He saw himself as being part of the tradition of Ludwig van Beethoven.