Presented by: Richard Webb, PhD
Location: Hyatt Regency – Inman
Framed in the context of his era through anecdotes, reviews, quotations from his writings, rare photographs, excerpts from documentary films, and other archival material, this workshop offers unique perspectives on the life of Max Reger, the obsessive workaholic many considered the "second Bach of Leipzig," and whom Paul Hindemith called "The Last Giant." Known today primarily as a composer for the organ, that is not quite the fame he sought.
Among other fascinating stories, learn what his real ambitions were and how Karl Straube’s championing of his organ music not only brought Reger to the forefront as a composer, but also saved his languishing career in other areas. Reger took things in both his life and career "to the Max." Never quite being satisfied that he actually had attained the aspirations of his artistic vision, he literally, tragically, "maxed" himself out.