1. The Reger-Werkausgabe


Scholarly Critical Hybrid-Edition of Works and Sources. Edited on behalf of the Max-Reger-Institut/Elsa-Reger-Stiftung, co-ordinated by Susanne Popp and Thomas Seedorf.

At the beginning of 2008 the Max-Reger-Institut (MRI) in Karlsruhe began working on the Reger-Werkausgabe (RWA). It is a project of the Academy of Sciences and Literature, Mainz, and is funded as part of the Akademienprogramm by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research and the Ministry of Science, Research and the Arts of Baden-Württemberg, Stuttgart.

Editorial directors of the RWA are Prof. Dr. Susanne Popp (MRI) and Prof. Dr. Thomas Seedorf (University of Music Karlsruhe). Full-time research fellows are Nikolaos Beer M. A., Dr. Knud Breyer, Dr. Christopher Grafschmidt, Dr. Stefan König and Claudia Seidl B. A.

The RWA is divided into three parts, devoted to the following areas of Max Reger’s output:

  • Organ works
  • Songs and choral works
  • Arrangements of works by other composers

The RWA’s printed editions are published by Carus-Verlag Stuttgart.

Until volume II/8, RWA published the digital edition's components on DVD enclosed with each respective edition volume. Since October 2021 and simultaneously with the publication of volumes II/2 and II/9, the new webservice RWA online replaces the DVDs.

The implementation and linking of the digital components of the Reger-Werkausgabe is being carried out with the support of the Virtuellen Forschungsverbunds Edirom (ViFE) at the Muiscology Seminar Detmold/Paderborn (University of Paderborn/University of Music Detmold).

1.2. Project partners


Max-Reger-Institut/Elsa-Reger-Stiftung, Karlsruhe

The Max-Reger-Institut/Elsa-Reger-Stiftung (MRI) in Karlsruhe is the world's leading collection and research centre on the life and œuvre of german composer Max Reger (1873-1916). In addition to musicological work, it is equally dedicated to artistic exchange and the communication of Reger's music - through concerts, tours of the institute, exhibitions as well as international conferences.

Pfinztalstraße 7
76227 Karlsruhe


Carus-Verlag, Stuttgart

Carus represents high-quality choral repertoire. The editions by Carus offer choirs worldwide a carefully edited, authoritative foundation for rehearsals and successful concerts. With more than 30.000 choral works available Carus has developed to become one of the leading music publishers of vocal music worldwide. In instrumental music, repertoire for organ is a major strand of our publishing enterprise.

Carus-Verlag GmbH & Co KG
Sielminger Straße 51
70771 Leinfelden-Echterdingen
Contact person: Julia Rosemeyer


Virtueller Forschungsverbund Edirom, Musikwissenschaftliches Seminar Detmold/Paderborn

The Virtueller Forschungsverbund Edirom (ViFE, translates to "Virtual Research Network Edirom") is an association of current and former staff members of the Detmold/Paderborn Department of Musicology who are involved in various projects dealing with the application of digital methods in musicology. The common goal is to promote digital work in the field of musicological research, especially digital editions of texts and sheet music. ViFE organises the annual Edirom Summer School.

ViFE is named after the DFG project on the development of tools for digital forms of scholarly-critical music editions (2006-2012), which became known as "Edirom" and was the starting point for a number of other digital projects.

Musikwissenschaftliches Seminar Detmold/Paderborn
Virtueller Forschungsverbund Edirom
Hornsche Straße 39
32756 Detmold
Contact person: Prof. Dr. Joachim Veit


Akademie der Wissenschaften und der Literatur, Mainz

The Akademie der Wissenschaften und der Literatur, Mainz (AdWL) is an extra-university research institution and academic society. As one of the eight academies of science in Germany that are united in the Union der Akademien, its goal is both the cultivation of the sciences and literature and the preservation and promotion of culture. At present, AdWL supervises 37 research projects from all disciplines with a focus on long-term basic research.

Akademie der Wissenschaften und der Literatur, Mainz
Geschwister-Scholl-Straße 2
55131 Mainz
Contact person: Dr. Tanja Gölz

1.3. Project cooperations


Institut für Musikinformatik und Musikwissenschaft, Hochschule für Musik Karlsruhe

Hochschschule für Musik Karlsruhe
Institut für Musikinformatik und Musikwissenschaft
Am Schloss Gottesaue 7
76131 Karlsruhe
Contact partner: Prof. Dr. Christoph Seibert


Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, München

Bayerische Staatsbibliothek
Ludwigstr. 16
80539 München