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...

Chapter 10: Comparisons II

Jeritza sings “Wie nahte mir…” from Weber’s Der Freischütz. Lehmann sings “Wie nahte mir…” from Weber’s Der Freischütz. Jeritza sings “Alles pflegt…” from Weber’s Der Freischütz. Lehmann sings...

Chapter 9: Arias & Lieder II

My introduction commentary to this music My actual commentary on the monolog, words seen above. Lehmann sings “Kann mich auch…” without commentary. This is taken from the famous 1933 HMV recording of Der Rosenkavalier with ?Robert Heger conducting....

Chapter 7: Her Legendary Marschallin

Here is a recording of Lehmann’s interview with Studs Terkel in which they discuss her 1924 debut as the Marschallin. Lehmann/Terkel on her Marschallin She sang the role of Marschallin for a long time (1924–1945) and even recorded a selection in 1925 (acoustic) soon...

Chapter 6: The Lehmann Others Knew

Schuschnigg’s memory Goddard Lieberson (1911-1977) was president of Columbia Records from 1956-1971 and again from 1973-1975. Lieberson on Lehmann Colleagues on Lehmann Melchior on Lehmann Alexander Kipnis on Lehmann Risë Stevens on Lehmann #1 Risë Stevens on...

Chapter 5: The Lehmann I Knew

Lotte Lehmann affected my life in two significant ways. The first was through her supreme artistry and communicative powers, as revealed through her recordings, teaching, and writings. The second was more personal: despite being revered in the world, she became a...