A “Last Giant in Music”: Thoughts on Max Reger in the Twentieth Century

Brinkmann, Reinhold
December 2004
Musical Quarterly;Winter2004, Vol. 87 Issue 4, p631
Academic Journal
The article focuses on the patriotism of German composer Max Reger. In 1914, Reger composed a Vaterländische Ouvertäre, which he dedicated to the German army. It contained an exaggerated combination of the three patriotic songs Deutschland über alles, Die Wacht am Rhein, and Ich hab mich ergeben. A Latin Requiem in a grand style, dedicated to the memory of the German heroes fallen in the War of 1914/15 and a Te Deum of equally grand style, as a sign of gratitude for the German victory.


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