Harald Feller

Complicated polyphonic constructions, hard-to-understand harmony, an incredibly forceful sound and a nearly impenetrable, grating surface – these are some of the common clichés about Reger’s organ music. But this CD presents a completely different side of Reger. Meditative soundscapes, enjoyable melodic arrangements as well as rich sonorities – Harald Feller has selected works by Reger for Advent and Christmas that also reveal something about the composer’s practice as an organist. The instrument that Feller plays here could not be more closely connected with Reger: it is the Max Reger Commemorative Organ in the church of St. Michael in Reger’s home city of Weiden, Germany. This organ, oriented to the German Romantic style, was built in 2007 by the Weimbs organ builders especially for performance of Max Reger’s works.