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Max Reger was a pupil of Hugo Riemann from 1890 * After a stay in Wiesbaden, where he taught composition at the conservatory, he returned to his parents' house in Weiden in 1898 and composed, among other works, chamber music and songs * From 1901 in Munich, where he wrote the Sinfonietta in A and the Serenade in G * In 1907 he went to Leipzig as a composition teacher and music director * 1908 he was made a Dr Phil hc of Jena university * As a piano virtuoso, Reger composed major piano works such as the Bach variations op.81 and the Piano Concerto in F minor op.114 * Wrote works in all genres except opera * Most important innovator of Protestant church music at the beginning of the 20th century

Works by Max Reger include:
Variations and Fugue on a theme by J S Bach op.81 for piano and orchestra
A Romantic Suite op.125 for orchestra
Four Tone-Poems after Arnold Böcklin op.128 for orchestra
Variations and Fugue on a theme by Mozart op.132 for orchestra

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