The 150th Anniversary of the Bavarian composer Richard Strauss (1864 -1949) and the 50th year of death of Austrian composer Joseph Marx (1882 -1964) is taken by Lidia Baich and Matthias Fletzberger as an occasion, to deal with romantic Violinsonatas of the late 19th and 20th Century. When Richard Strauss composed the Violin Sonata Op 18 in 1888, he was, although only in his early twenties, no longer unknown in the music world. The work was written under the impression of the romantic spell of the singer Pauline de Ahna, who would become his wife later and is full of youthful energy, hope and expectation. Composed in 1945 the Spring Sonata is one of the last works of Joseph Marx that again clearly reflects his late romantic attitude. As we now present the first recording of the CD Spring Sonata by J. Marx 70 years after its creation, this may also be regarded as our way to honor tonal, harmonic, and late romantic contemporary music.