Dedicated to Aniello Desiderio and Premeiered by him at the 2009 Coblenz Guitar Festival, here is what Aniello and Classical Guitar Magazine have to say about this work: ´It is alwaysdifficult to find the right words to speak about music. Good music, like poetry, communicates with us on a different level to other sounds or words. The best music reaches greater depths with each hearing. This is how I feel about these pieces by Georg Schmitz: they really express something from deep inside, which cannot be expressed with words.´ (Aniello Desiderio, Napoli 2009). ´The Letzte Zugaben, meaning `last encores`, are four pieces which move magically past you almost as if you are in adream. The music is light-footed and delicate, as if it comes from another world – a magical other world – and as is appropriate for encore pieces, they leave you wanting to hear more.´ Classical Guitar Magazine, December 2009.