German composer Max Reger (1873-1916).
Born in Brand, Bavaria, Reger studied music in Munich and Wiesbaden with Hugo Riemann. From September 1901 he settled in Munich, where he obtained concert offers and where his rapid rise to fame began. During his first Munich season, Reger appeared in ten concerts as an organist, chamber pianist and accompanist. He continued to compose without interruption, producing a huge body of work for organ and voice, also his three famous "Munich masterpieces": Piano Quintet op. 64 and two sonatas for Piano and Violin opp. 72 and 84. From 1907 he worked in Leipzig, where he was music director of the university until 1908 and professor of composition at the conservatory until his death. He was also active internationally as a conductor and pianist in that period of time. Among his students there were Joseph Haas and George Szell.
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