This cycle arranged by Aribert Reimann of eight Lieder by Mendelssohn contains well-known items like: 'Leise zieht durch mein Gemüt' and 'Auf Flügeln des Gesangs'. The songs are joined to each other by specially composed intermezzi which attempt - with refer-ence to the thematic material of the songs - to re-interpret Mendelssohn's idiom for our time. '... oder soll es Tod bedeuten' ist the final work in Reimann's series of adaptions of 19th-century songs for voice and string quartet. Franz Schubert's 'Mignon' has already been published. All these cycles have been recorded by Juliane Banse and the Cherubini Quartet and are available on CD.