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    The last of his quartets, Reger's 5th quartet was dedicated to the Bohemians and was premiered by them in Dresden in October 1911. Whilst slightly romantic and tonal, the work has great complexity and (surprise surprise) Reger's trademark fugal development. The first movement is long, taking up...
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    German composer, Max Reger, finished his 3rd quartet, in D minor, in 1904. Its an intriguing but again frustrating work and marks a further move away from the late romantic quartet and into a more personalised soundworld of his own. It's in four movements and both the first and third movements...
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    Reger's 2nd String Quartet in A major almost mirrors the first quartet stylistically at first but is made up of 3 movements not 4. At just over 20 mins it's Reger's shortest quartet and not one of my favourites, tbh. Again we begin with a restless, disjointed first movement, Allegro assai e...
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    Max Reger wrote a great deal of chamber music in a relatively short career and his 1st String Quartet was written at the turn of the 20th century. The opening movement, Allegro agitato is dense, agitated and all the instruments are given equal importance and time to shine. This is a tricky...
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    Recordings of this work Drolc Berner Reger Quartet Mannheimer Joachim Berlin Philharmonia Quartet Busch Vogler Melos Keller Austrian SQ Unfortunately I haven't been able to listen to the OOP recordings by the Keller and Joachim Quartets. However, I have been able to listen to the last few on...
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