Lotte Lehmann & Her Legacy: Volume 1

This first selection is from Lehmann’s most celebrated recorded achievement: “Der Männer Sippe” from Act I of Wagner’s Die Walküre.  Bruno Walter conducted the 1935 HMV recording. Critics from the time it was released until the present have universally praised this recording and rank it among the greatest opera recordings ever made.

Lehmann sings “Der Männer Sippe” from Act I of Wagner’s Die Walküre/Gary Hickling commentary
Lehmann sings “Der Männer Sippe” from Act I of Wagner’s Die Walküre (no commentary)
Lehmann sings “Mein Herr…” with commentary by Gary Hickling
Lehmann in a 1931 Odeon recording with Frieder Weissmann conducting members of the Berlin State Opera Orchestra
Lehmann sings Schubert’s “Der Wanderer” with commentary by Gary Hickling
Lehmann sings Schubert’s “Der Wanderer.” Paul Ulanowsky is the pianist. One can understand why Toscanini recommended him to Lehmann.
Lehmann sings Hahn’s “D’une Prison” with commentary by Gary Hickling
Lehmann sings Hahn’s “D’une Prison” with Ernö Balogh, the pianist, in this 1936 RCA recording
Lehmann sings “Ständchen” by Strauss, with commentary by Gary Hickling
Lehmann sings “Ständchen” by Strauss, with Paul Ulanowsky, piano in a 1941 recording.
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