Notes & Reviews:
Apart from the opera and the symphony, Max Reger made significant contributions to practically every musical genre. Here chamber music certainly occupies the first rank, and within this category works for violin and piano constitute the largest complex. This tonal and formal combination fascinated Reger over the course of a quarter of a century. Since the individual discs unfortunately are no longer available for purchase, for the Reger Year 2016, CPO is now releasing the complete recording of this enthralling group of works in a box set, along with his complete cello sonatas and a new booklet containing all the introductory texts and updated biographies of the equally fascinating musicians, including Ulf Wallin and Roland Pöntinen.