Reger is one of those composers more talked about than listened to caricatured as a prolific writer of organ music with a penchant for dense musical textures. However, he certainly was not averse to a good tune: the two Romances abound in lush lyricism, while the magnificent Violin Concerto shows him continuing in the tradition of Beethoven and Brahms. No less a figure than Adolf Busch championed it first performing it when he was just sixteen. The young German violinist Tanja Becker-Bender, who has already made such an impact in recordings of Schulhoff and Paganini, is joined here by Lothar Zagrosek and the Berlin Konzerthausorchester.
Becker-Bender outshines most with her musical insights. --American Record Guide
Tanja Becker-Bender is more than equal to the demands of the solo part, and Lothar Zagrosek s masterly articulation of Reger s Klangstrom, in all its transparency and modulated color and variety of incident is, if anything, an even more distinguished contribution --Gramophone