Gesualdo and Dutilleux apart, 2016 is not a great year for composer centenaries.
So step up Max Reger (1873-1916), a musician who can lull any non-German audience into instant torpor.
In Germany, however, he’s one of the greats.
His facial expression makes a wet Wenesday in Margate look enticing.
As for the music, this is probably his greatest hit… and the one great theme in it is not his.