This is a beautiful recital of some of Strauss's finest songs grouped under headings suggested by the disc's title, very well recorded in the warm acoustic of Potton Hall in Suffolk. I just wish the presentation were better. At full price we are surely entitled to the sung texts with English translations; all we get are some sketchy notes. The track lists lack opus numbers, which are important reference points, and only some of them are mentioned in the notes. I think the performers deserve better editorial support than this. A fine achievement nonetheless.