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Finally, a Max Reger moment at the Los Angeles Philharmonic
Finally, a Max Reger moment at the Los Angeles Philharmonic

Max Reger’s effusively early 20th century, late Romantic orchestral music is a hard sell in Los Angeles, or at least it is perceived that way, since no one has actually tried to sell it in recent memory. When Gustavo Dudamel opens his weekend Los Angeles Philharmonic subscription concerts at Walt Disney Concert Hall with Reger’s Four Tone Poems After Arnold Böcklin, it will be the first time anything other than a handful of the composer’s organ or chamber pieces will have been played locally in more than 30 years. It has been, in fact, 45 years since the L.A. Phil last performed Reger. In 2003 Esa-Pekka Salonen recorded two big Reger orchestra works in Germany --...

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