Tanja Becker-Bender, Lothar Zagrosek, Konzerthausorchester Berlin - Reger: Violin Concerto (2012)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44.1 kHz | Time - 74:34 minutes | 760 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet
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. But he certainly wasn’t averse to a good tune: the two Romances abound in lush lyricism, while the magnificent A major Violin Concerto shows him continuing in the tradition of the violin concertos of Beethoven and Brahms. An unashamedly symphonic work, it’s nearly an hour long—around the same length as the nearly-contemporary Elgar Violin Concerto. No less a figure than Adolf Busch championed it—first performing it when he was just sixteen.