Max Reger Festival | May, 8. – 20., 2016

Any attempt to classify, let alone assess Max Reger in terms of traditional musical styles is bound to fall short. This versatile musician, composer and man seems like a colossus, and the superlatives used to describe him are no exaggeration.

Leaving a complex imprint on the history of music, Max Reger has proved highly influential in the development of music from the twentieth century to the present day. His work in Leipzig made a significant contribution to its reputation as a City of Music. For example, it was there that the Gewandhaus Orchestra premiered his Piano Concerto and his Violin Concerto, building on Leipzig’s great Romantic heritage including not just Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy but also Richard Wagner, Robert Schumann and Edvard Grieg. Accordingly, it is only natural for Leipzig to host the Max Reger Festival commemorating the centenary of the composer’s death.

The worldknown conductor Herbert Blomstedt tooks over the patronage for this festival.

The year 2016 will see a wide range of events throughout Germany dedicated to the life and works of Max Reger, including his reception nowadays. Go here to find out more.