Symposium pays tribute to German composer Max Reger

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The UW and St. Mark's Cathedral co-sponsor a symposium on the music of German composer Max Reger Nov. 11 and 12.

In his short and turbulent life, German composer Max Reger (1873-1916) created a substantial body of work in a range of genres that Reger historian Christopher Anderson of Southern Methodist University has termed “an astounding oeuvre of 146 opus numbers and much uncatalogued music besides, exploring every major genre except opera.”

Anderson is among Reger enthusiasts who will speak or perform at the School of Music during an upcoming symposium on the composer co-sponsored by UW Music and Seattle’s St. Mark’s Cathedral. Getting under way Friday Nov. 11 with an organ recital at St. Mark’s Cathedral, the symposium continues Saturday, Nov. 12 with talks and performances at St. Mark's and the School of Music. In addition to Anderson, guest speakers and performers include Stefan Konig from the Max Reger Institut, Karlsruhe, Germany, and organists Paul Thornock, Joseph Adam, and Michael Kleinschmidt, as well as UW Music professors Carole Terry, George Bozarth, and Stephen Rumph. Venue details and artist/scholar biographies are available here.

SYMPOSIUM: THE MUSIC OF MAX REGER
Nov. 11 and 12, 2016

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Fri. Nov. 11, 2016

Recital: The Organ Works of Max Reger

UW organ professor Carole Terry joins internationally noted guest organists in this recital of masterworks by the late German Romantic composer, hosted by St. Mark’s Cathedral. The concert includes performances by organists Paul Thornock, Joseph Adam, Michael Kleinschmidt, Christopher Anderson, and UW organ student Wyatt Smith.

PROGRAM

Choralfantasie über Halleluja, Gott zu loben, Op. 52/3
Paul Thornock 

Introduction and Passacaglia in d, WoO                                   
Carole Terry 

Benedictus, Op. 59/9                                                                  
Joseph Adam 

Toccata and Fugue in d/D, Op. 59                                             
Michael Kleinschmidt 

Introduction and Passacaglia in f, Op 63, Nos. 5-6                   
Christopher Anderson               

Choralfantasie über Wie schön leuchtet, Op. 40/1                      
Wyatt Smith

7:30 PM, ST. MARK'S CATHEDRAL, 1245 10TH AVE E. SEATTLE WA 98102

Admission is by suggested donation. This concert is not a UW Music event; contact St. Mark’s for more details: 206.323.0300, or concerts@saintmarks.org

Not a Notecard event. UW Music Major Performance Passes are valid for admission.

 

Sat. Nov. 12
Lectures and Performances

Lecture: 
Dr. Christopher Anderson, Southern Methodist University

"How must they have played it?" vs. "How can we play it?"
Performing Reger at the Organ, 100 Years On
10 AM St. Mark's Organ Gallery

 

Lecture:

Dr. Stefan König, Max-Reger-Institut, Karlsruhe, Germany

“Max Reger’s Working Process as Reflected in the Reger-Werkausgabe”

1:30 PM, BRECHEMIN AUDITORIUM

 

Lecture:

Dr. George Bozarth, University of Washington

Young Reger: Lieder of his Sturm- und Trankzeit (1890-98)

2:45 PM, BRECHEMIN AUDITORIUM

 

Lecture:

Dr. Christopher Anderson, Southern Methodist University

"Mag da prophezeihen - wer will - ich schaffe!":

Some Thoughts on Reger's Chamber Works

4 PM, BRECHEMIN AUDITORIUM

 

Recital:

Chamber Music of Max Reger

This recital showcases little-known works by Reger, performed by School of Music students and faculty, including selected lieder sung by Music History professor Stephen Rumph

 

PROGRAM 

  • Clarinet Sonata in F-sharp Minor, Op 49, No. 2
    Alexander Tu, clarinet
  • Serenade in D Major, Op 77a 
    Natalie Ham, flute
  • Cello Sonata in A Minor, Op. 116 
    Christian Selig, cello
  • Selected lieder
    Prof. Stephen Rumph, tenor

7:30 PM, BRECHEMIN AUDITORIUM