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Max Reger – Complete Works for Clarinet and Piano

Max Reger – Complete Works for Clarinet and Piano

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Richly romantic in Style, Max Reger’s clarinet music has been unjustly neglected. All the works on this recording were written between  1900 and 1908 and were directly inspired by the two sonatas op. 120 by Brahms. These recordings give a welcome opportunity of hearing these masterworks. Played with passion and commitment by Anthony Pike and duo partner Martin Jones, supported by an extensive booklet with rare archival photographs. This disc will be coveted by lovers of romantic music.

 

 

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Max Reger – Complete Works for Clarinet & Piano 

Composed between 1900 and 1908, the three clarinet sonatas by Max Reger were directly inspired by the Sonatas op 120 by Brahms, with whom Reger was a direct contemporary. Albumblatt and Tarantella were probably written as a pair in 1902. Hugely prolific, Reger sought to extend the harmonic language of Brahms, taking tonality to the point of breakdown and causing Schoenberg to consider Reger a genius.  With appropriately rich dark tonal colours and beautifully interpreted, this valuable disc is played by Anthony Pike with duo pianist Martin Jones. 

Max Reger

  • Sonata in B flat op. 107
  • Sonata in A flat op. 49 no. 1
  • Sonata in F-sharp minor op. 49 no. 2
  • Two Pieces: Albumblatt and Tarantella

Anthony Pike clarinet, Martin Jones piano

‘The performances from Pike and Martin Jones, clearly the product of deep study, could hardly be improved upon. This is most admirable chamber-music playing and the recording is excellent: a very fine CD.’
INTERNATIONAL RECORD REVIEW

Playing Time: 74 mins.

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CC0047

 

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Weight 0.234 kg
CD and Download options

CD + full download (mp3 & flac), Full download (mp3 & flac), Download 1 Reger: Sonata in B flat op.107 – 1.Moderato, Download 2 Reger: Sonata in B flat op.107 – 2.Vivace, Download 3 Reger: Sonata in B flat op.107 – 3.Adagio, Download 4 Reger: Sonata in B flat op.107 – 4.Allegretto con grazia (vivace), Download 5 Reger: Sonata in A flat op.49 no.1 – 1.Allegro affanato, Download 6 Reger: Sonata in A flat op.49 no.1 – 2.Vivace, Download 7 Reger: Sonata in A flat op.49 no.1 – 3.Larghetto (ma non troppo, un poco con moto), Download 8 Reger: Sonata in A flat op.49 no.1 – 4.Prestissimo assai, Download 9 Reger: Sonata in F sharp minor op.49 no.2 – 1.Allegro dolente, Download 10 Reger: Sonata in F sharp minor op.49 no.2 – 2.Vivacissimo, Download 11 Reger: Sonata in F sharp minor op.49 no.2 – 3.Larghetto, Download 12 Reger: Sonata in F sharp minor op.49 no.2 – 4.Allegro affabile, Download 13 Reger: Two pieces – 1.Albumblatt, Download 14 Reger: Two pieces – Tarantella

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