Besides two genuine cello “hits” from the pen of Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy – the “Variations op. 17” and the “Song without Words op. 109” – this urtext edition contains a little sensation: the première publication of a delightful and previously unknown original piece for cello and piano. Mendelssohn wrote it down in the album of his friend, the distinguished cellist Julius Rietz, in 1835 while at the pinnacle of his creative powers. All cellists will be happy to welcome this “Album Leaf” into their repertoire.