Max Reger adored Bach. The German organist and composer said of his idol, “For me, Sebastian Bach is the be-all and end-all of music; true progress lies and resides in him alone.”
Reger created a large body of work (including arrangements of some 93 works by Bach), from choral and orchestral compositions to pieces for solo piano, organ or strings. Probably, his best known organ work is the Fantasie and Fugue on B-A-C-H, Op. 46, composed in 1900 as his homage to Bach.
Listen to organist, Rosalinde Haas’ imposing performance here.