History and Max Reger

Botstein, Leon
December 2004
Musical Quarterly;Winter2004, Vol. 87 Issue 4, p617
Academic Journal
The article focuses on the life and works of German composer Max Reger. Reger's death was taken as a setback to an affirmative national cultural agenda of maintaining German superiority in the arts, particularly in music. He shared a similar late-nineteenth-century romantic embrace of 18th-century classicism, but in part owing to his absence of irony and his more Wilhelmine moralistic patriotism, he was drawn further back to Bach.


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