Dorian Sono Lumiuns is proud to announce the remastering, repackaging, and reissue of two previously separate discs, now combined as part of our “Best of Dorain” series into one great value priced package. The Complete Opus 91 Sonatas for Unaccompanied Violin of Max Reger demonstrate some of the finest virtuosic writing for unaccompanied violin, matched here with the brilliant playing of master violinist Ulrike-Anima Mathé. One of the most misunderstood of all composers, Max Reger may well be due for a major revival. One of the last great Romantics, he also served as a bridge between the 18th and 20th centuries. Like Brahms, he was greatly influenced by the structural power of earlier music, especially that of Bach. Reger’s little-known works for unaccompanied violin are a direct continuation of the tradition established with Bach in his monumental Sonatas and Partitas. They are works of formidable complexity, yet of an almost awe-inspiring purity of vision, beauty of execution and expressive dignity. Each movement is a contrapuntal masterpiece. Try to imagine a fusion of Bach’s Sonatas and Partitas with the harmonies of a Mahler symphony, and you have a pretty good idea of this amazing music. Of the seven sonatas in Reger’s Op. 91 (published 1905), three are presented on the present recording, including the Seventh which culminates in a Chaconne of vast proportions and power.