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Why does everyone hate Max Reger?

18 March 2023

9:00 AM

18 March 2023

9:00 AM

The German composer Max Reger, born 150 years ago next week, is mostly remembered today for countless elephantine fugues and one piece of lavatory humour. When he was savaged by the Munich critic Rudolf Louis, he wrote back to him: ‘Sir, I am sitting in the smallest room of my house.

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