Reger, (Johann Baptist Joseph) Max(imilian)

Reger, (Johann Baptist Joseph) Max(imilian)

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(born March 19, 1873, Brand, Bavaria, Ger.—died May 11, 1916, Leipzig) German composer and organist. From 1890 to 1893 he studied at Sondershausen and Wiesbaden and taught piano, organ, and theory. By 1901, despite opposition to his traditional methods, he had established himself in Munich as a composer, pianist, and teacher. He became a prolific composer of songs, piano pieces, and especially organ music. His music, combining progressive and conservative elements and often highly chromatic, has always been more popular in Germany than elsewhere.

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