Was bedeutet die Bewegung… a Mendelssohn song cycle for baritone and strings was premiered in 2012 by the renowned baritone Matthias Goerne. This is no workaday transcription: in addition to skilfully arranging seven Mendelssohn songs for strings and voice, Rasch has created a number of striking interludes to link the songs together. These interludes, written in Rasch’s own post-Romantic voice and containing modern techniques including glissandi and snap-pizzicati, add a whole new dimension to the 25-minute cycle, startlingly revealing its dark undercurrents and psychologies.