CD premieres of songs and instrumental music by Mandyczewski! Eusebius Mandyczewski (born in Ukraine, but lived and worked in Germany) was an important musician, musicologist and publisher/editor in the 19th century. He was an assistant of the famous Grove, and helped compiling editions of Schubert and Beethoven. A close friend of Johannes Brahms it is no surprise to find a strong influence of his genius friend in Mandyczewski's works. There is a constant lyrical flow in the selection of songs, as presented on this disc, romantic songs in the tradition of Schubert, in Brahmsian colors and harmonies: pure beauty! Sung with great dedication and love by sopranos Denise Beck and Christina Baader, expertly seconded on the piano by Christian Lambour, playing an instrument from Brahms' time.