Chapter 4: Lehmann’s Conductors

NOTE for Page 68, RE: Robert Hager: In the 1960s when Lehmann and Dr. Schornstein had dinner with Heger and his sister, he was the guest conductor of choice throughout Germany because whenever another conductor cancelled, he was summoned. He knew all the operas. <...

Chapter 14: Exclusive Lehmann Photos II

This is a crazy episode of Duffy’s Tavern. Lehmann speaks and does sing just a bit. During one of the many breaks in filming Big City, Lehmann kept busy sculpting Frances. The following photos are from the private collection of Dr. Hermann...

Chapter 13: Tributes

Dalton Baldwin Mary Dibbern Beaumont Glass Alex Farkas Graham Johnson Paul Ulanowsky Brian Zeger Juliana Banse speaks Banse sings “Feldeinsamkeit” by Brahms with pianist Brian Zeger. Thomas Hampson speaks Wolfgang Holzmair sings...

Chapter 12: What Critics Wrote

Of the recording Lehmann made of “Liebestod” from Wagner’s Tristan und Isolde, J. B. Steane rhetorically questions:”Has one ever heard an Isolde who so tenderly mirrors the smile she sees in the dead face, or who rises quite so humanly to the great...

Chapter 11: Rare & Well Done II

We’ll begin with two takes of a 1924 recording session that was prompted by the success Lehmann was having with Korngold’s Die tote Stadt in Vienna and Berlin. The recorded duet with Richard Tauber from that opera was such a triumph that it has never been out of...
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