Lotte Lehmann Sings in English

Sometimes it’s easier to hear a singer in your own language, and since many visitors to this site may speak English, I offer the following Lehmann items sung in English. Several of the selections below were recorded for the Armed Forces Radio Service or “Command Performance” both broadcast to the military during World War II. It has always amazed me that while we were fighting Germans, a German soprano would be asked to sing German songs (albeit in English translations) for the troops. It must say a lot for the US and for Lehmann.

Haydn’s She Never Told Her Love

Munro’s My Lovely Celia

Do Not Chide Me – Balogh-Golden

Midsummer – Worth-Le Gallienne

Drink to Me Only with Thine Eyes – Engl trad.

My Native Land (Heimat) – Grechaninov-K. Schindler

Silent Night

Hageman’s Star

Rubinstein’s The Spring

None But The Lonely Heart by Tchaikowsky

Brahms’ Cradle Song

Londonderry Air & Schumann’s Widmung sung as: “Dedication”

Schubert’s  Ständchen sung as “Serenade”

Adeste Fideles as “O Come All Ye Faithful”

Irving Berlin’s God Bless America

Molloy’s The Kerry Dance

Schumann’s Träumerei