Dreams by the fireside, some of the first pieces by Reger I ever looked at. They convinced me that, despite what some idiot critics have said, Bela Bartok, Paul Hindemeth, Arnold Schoenberg, Alban Berg, Serge Prokofiev and a host of great performers, including such discerning folk as Albert Schweitzer and in the next generation Rudolph Serkin concluded, that Max Reger was a great composer whose music was of the highest quality. When you've got folks like those on your side who needs a critic who has never done anything?
Update: S. T. , keep your day job, you know nothing about music. That never kept your BBF from hacking about it, though. But the paid scribbling racket got too dicy for a hack like him to make a living at it.