Music at GMC: DVD Screening - 'Maximum Reger'

Music at GMC

DVD Screening - 'Maximum Reger'

Event: DVD Screening
Date: 2pm, Saturday 17th June 2017
Introduced by: Will Fraser (Fugue State Films)

Max Reger (1873 - 1916) is one of the most important composers of organ music after Bach. He wrote magnificent chorale-based and free works that revived baroque forms such as the passacaglia and fugue, all the while taking chromatic harmony to new limits of expressiveness. He was massively prolific and wrote in every genre except opera. It is said he never wrote a symphony but several of his works qualify for that title. His anniversary year provides the opportunity for a celebration of his work, especially as a lot of his music is not well known. Reger is also a great mainstream composer who wrote vast amounts of orchestral, chamber and instrumental music, and this DVD aims to bring this wonderful music greater recognition.

Fugue State Films' DVDs have become known throughout the world for their high quality and fascinating content. For Reger they are setting the bar even higher than usual, and seek to create a beautiful set of films and performances that will put Reger into the mainstream of classical music in the 21st century.

On this afternoon we screened extracts from these superb DVDs on our big-screen with glorious Dolby 7.1 Surround-sound. It proved to be a great afternoon out in Gillingham!

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