The founder and director of the Lotte Lehmann Woche, Angelo Raciti, has recently updated their website.
Jerry Minkoff sent some Lehmann reviews from the 1930s that you can find in the Latest News section.
The iBooks Lotte Lehmann & Her Legacy (Volumes I–V) are ready to download to your iPad or iMac (they are free!). I’ve been working on this project from 2015 until the end of 2017 and am happy to report that there are hundreds of good-sounding audio tracks, beautiful photos, many videos, and rarities. The never-before-heard Lieder from radio broadcasts can be heard in a chapter called “Rare & Well-Done.” You may have the “Lehmann-Experience” of Schubert’s Winterreise: Lehmann reads each Müller poem, sings the songs, and has provided a painting for all 24 songs. That same treatment occurs for Dichterliebe in Volume II. Volume III presents recordings of Lehmann’s master classes of individual art songs; Volume IV offers master class recordings of art song cycles; Volume V has arias and opera scene master class recordings.
Click on the iBook’s title above and it will take you the place to download it; or just go to Apple’s iBook store and type in Lotte Lehmann and you’ll find the link. There’s no charge. If you have trouble finding the book there, use your browser and type in “Lotte Lehmann & Her Legacy by Gary Hickling” and that will take you to the right spot. Here are the reviews for Volume I in Fanfare magazine.
Lotte Lehmann was called “the greatest artist in the world” by Toscanini. Richard Strauss uttered the words that are now engraved on her tombstone: “Sie hat gesungen, dass es Sterne rührte”—her singing moved the stars. Here you can find the latest Lehmann news. You can enjoy Lehmann’s actual singing of every known Lehmann commercial recording. Read what others wrote about her singing over the years. Or here’s just Lehmann’s discography.
If you’ve arrived here for the first time, you’ll want to hear Lehmann sing something from her famous Wagnerian repertoire. Dich, teure Halle