Cycle of 12 songs, Op.66, for v. and pf. by R. Strauss to poems by Alfred Kerr (1867–1948), comp. 1918. Poems contain satirical and punning references to most of leading Ger. mus. publishers with whom Strauss was in dispute over copyright. One of the work's melodies (in songs Nos. 8 and 12) was used again by Strauss over 20 years later as the ‘Moonlight Music’ and elsewhere in his last opera Capriccio.