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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.

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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

1. Allegro moderato (Violin Concerto in A major, Op. 101)
2. Largo con gran espressione
3. Allegro moderato (ma con spirito)
4. No. 1 in G major: Andante sostenuto (Two Romances for violin and small orchestra, Op. 50)
5. No. 2 in D major: Larghetto

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  • Performer: Tanja Becker-Bender
  • Orchestra: Konzerthausorchester Berlin
  • Conductor: Lothar Zagrosek
  • Composer: Max Reger
  • Audio CD (January 10, 2012)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Hyperion
  • ASIN: B0065OKYQ0
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #236,732 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful By AndrewCF on January 23, 2012
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In writing about the recent Telos release (available on Amazon UK) of the complete works for Violin and Orchestra, I stated:

"Max Reger's Violin Concerto is a monster, that is, in terms of sheer length. The work clocks in at just under an hour; the first movement alone lasts nearly 27 to 28 minutes. Busoni's mammoth Piano Concerto, which can run to 74 minutes, is a comparable masterpiece. Although the brilliance of both works is absolutely apparent, these are pieces that will never be programmed for the concert hall. It is not just the tremendous technical demands that must be met by the soloist, but the lengthy symphonic phrases and unrelenting musical suspense of the former, and the mercurial choral symphony-like structure of the latter, which defy the expectations of a conventional concerto to an audience.

I own the Manfred Scherzer version of the original concerto (on Berlin Classics), conducted by Herbert Blomstedt. What we have in this new disc is the world premiere of the re-orchestration of the work by Reger's disciple Adolph Busch. At 17 years of age, Busch played the concerto from memory to an astonished Reger. Reger himself recognized that his own heavy orchestration was problematic. After Reger's death, Busch, honoring the genius of the work, sought to bring more transparency to the orchestration and achieve a more effective balance between the orchestra and soloist by re-assigning parts. Busch did not change a note of music. His goal was to find a wider acceptance of this masterwork in the concert hall. Whether this first recording can accomplish this remains to be seen.

Scherzer was not really up to the Herculean task of the soloist, although he does an acceptable job.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By G.C. on February 21, 2012
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As with their series of recordings "The Romantic Piano Concerto", Hyperion is clearly trying to bring to light neglected violin concerti, which are composed in a very "accessible" style with this separate series of recordings. This series reaches # 11 with a recording of Max Reger's op. 101 Violin Concerto in A, and his "Two Romances", op. 50.

Reger's concerto lasts about 57 minutes, in 3 large-scale movements, with the first taking up almost 27 minutes alone. Little wonder that the composer himself described the concerto as "a monster". In his liner notes, Wolfgang Rathert (translated by Charles Johnston) says that "the concerto's very wealth of ideas and overabundance of beauties go hand in hand with a loss of clarity of outline for the listener." For me, however, the profusion of invention never quite coalesces into any big tunes that are comparable to those from the "big 4" violin concerti in the standard repertoire (Beethoven, Mendelssohn, Brahms, Tchaikovsky), with honorable mention to Bruch 1, Elgar and Walton. The violin writing is quite lyrical throughout, but again, even after listening to it twice, I couldn't find myself able to recall any particular tune. Nothing about this score is "inaccessible", not at all, but this relative lack of "big tunes", besides the work's sheer length and massive technical demands for the soloist, help to explain why this concerto has never entered the standard repertoire.

It may then seem unfair to contrast this "monster" concerto with the "Two Romances", which are obviously on a much smaller scale and are much less ambitious in their scope. According to Rathert's note, Reger composed these romances as "calling cards" to try to make a mark in a relatively populist violin concertante form.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Hegelian on November 13, 2012
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Reger's orchestral works can be ponderous (the last movement of the Piano Concerto is like elephants dancing). As other reviewers have noted, this is a recording of a revised version of the work by a Reger disciple, and the revision succeeds admirably in opening it up. As a result, everyone is likely to prefer this version to Scherzer's performance. However, be warned. This concerto is still an acquired taste. Don't expect a Brahms Second Violin Concerto. If you don't like the Reger Piano Concerto (which has an unmatched lonely lyricism about it), my bet is that you will find it hard to warm up to the Violin Concerto, even in the present superior performance. Reger fans, on the other hand, should not hesitate.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Reader on January 25, 2012
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The Reger Concerto is a remarkable composition. It deserves to be much more prominent than it is today. This performance makes an eloquent case for the work. The soloist performs outstandingly, despite the complexity of the piece. The orchestra is excellent and the sound is fine.
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