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"Strauss Reger - Lieder mit und ohne Worte" includes lieder with and without Words by Richard Strauss: 12 original lieder for soprano and piano are juxtaposed with 12 lieder arrangements for piano solo by Max Reger. On this album, Sheha Tehoval sings a dozen of the most beautiful Strauss lieder, accompanied on the piano by Georg Michael Grau. Tehoval has selected some of Strauss' best-known lieder, especially those that he repeatedly performed with his wife, Pauline Strauss-de Ahna, during joint lieder recitals. However, there are also rare gems of his lied writing represented within the selection of twelve lieder. Another dozen are performed by the young pianist Grau without text, as "Lieder ohne Worte / Songs without Words" for piano. The Munich-based publisher Eugen Spitzweg, nephew of the famous painter and owner of the Josef Aibl music publishing house, came up with the brilliant idea of having the lieder of his protégé Strauss arranged for solo piano by Max Reger. From these arrangements, Georg Michael Grau has in a way put together a Strauss-Reger piano cycle. Soprano Sheva Tehoval and pianist Georg Michael Grau present these recordings in a unique interpretation.