Like Richard Strauss, besides the dominating stage works Richard Wagner’s oeuvre catalogue
shows several works for other genres, including compositions for choir, piano and chamber
music as well as songs. Amongst them, the Wesendonck-Lieder, composed after texts by his
occasional muse, Mathilde von Wesendonck, the wife of a Swiss industrialist, have attained special
popularity. Very special is the version which can be heard on this recording for deep voice played
by the violoncello. Additionally to the chamber pieces by Richard Strauss also the Album Page and
prelude to Tristan und Isolde in the cello/piano version by Richard Wagner can be found on this CD.