This album is both a debut and a proof of musical pedigree. After numerous orchestral albums, for the first time Elina Garanca devotes an entire disc to Lieder - in a phase in which the Latvian mezzo-soprano triumphs on stage with heavyweight Verdi and verismo arias while essentially on the verge of her first Wagner role. For her first solo recital album, the mezzo-soprano has chosen two composers - Schumann and Brahms- whose works have been with her for many years. The heart of this album is Robert Schumann's 'Frauenliebe und Leben op. 42', a musical setting about devotion to love. In addition to the Schumann cycle, on this record she also dedicates herself to a selection of Brahms songs that express very different emotions and moods.