Theodor Kirchner was a successful pianist, pedagogue and composer in Leipzig, Dresden, Zurich, Winterthur and Hamburg. His very extensive output includes works for piano, organ, chamber music and choir. To the very end, Kirchner remained a master of the piano miniature in the tradition of Mendelssohn and Schumann, with characteristic work-titles such as “Album leaf” (op. 7), “Night pictures” (op. 25) and “In quiet hours” (op. 56). His waltzes, polonaises and mazurkas are also worth playing and hearing. This anthology, in customary Urtext quality with 34 piano pieces from all phases of Kirchner’s life, is an outstanding starting point for mastering the works of this German romantic.