An annotated collection of letters by Max Reger concerning his sonatas for cello and piano

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Peter Olaf Swanson (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Alexander Ezerman

Abstract: This document presents a collection of letters by German Modernist composer Max Reger (1873–1916) translated from German to English, many of them for the first time. The 97 letters selected for this study are written to Reger's friends and publishers, and provide context and background information concerning his four sonatas for cello and piano. Reger's music remains regularly performed in his home country, but has found little footing in America even more than one hundred years after his death. These translations provide cellists and scholars with additional context for the pieces, much of which is not found anywhere else in English. The document begins with a biographical introduction to Reger, along with a discussion of his personality and musical language. Following this is information on the letters, including when and where they were written, and the recipients. The final two chapters discuss the four sonatas through the information in the letters and outline directions of possible future research. The translated and annotated letters comprise the Appendix

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Language: English
Date: 2021
Cello, Letters, Max Reger, Music, Sonata
Reger, Max, $d 1873-1916. $t Correspondence. $k Selections $x Analysis, appreciation.
Reger, Max, $d 1873-1916. $t Sonatas, $m cello, piano, $n no. 1, op. 5, $r F minor.
Reger, Max, $d 1873-1916. $t Sonatas, $m cello, piano, $n no. 2, op. 28, $r G minor.
Reger, Max, $d 1873-1916. $t Sonatas, $m cello, piano, $n no. 3, op. 78, $r F major.
Reger, Max, $d 1873-1916. $t Sonatas, $m cello, piano, $n no. 4, op. 116, $r A minor.

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