MAX REGER (1873-1916): Violin Sonata in E Minor, Op. 122, Suite for Violin and Piano in A Minor, Op. 103a.
Catalogue Number: 02J077
Reference: 777 296
Description: This would be the fifth volume of cpo's Reger violin/piano series if the previous four hadn't already been deleted from their new catalogue (it's been over five years since Vol. 4). The sonata (1911) is a 37-minute, four-movement work which has all of the intricate complexity of Reger's mature period but less of his earlier harmonic experimentation. The six-movement suite of 1908 is Hausmusik, one of his "contractural obligations" to his publishers for printing his real, "heart's blood" compositions. Ulf Wallin (violin), Roland Pöntinen (piano).