The iBooks Lotte Lehmann & Her Legacy (Volumes I-IX) are ready to download to your iPad or iMac (they are free!). I’ve been working on this project since 2015 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 chapters called “Rare & Well-Done.” You can enjoy the “Lehmann-Experience” of Schubert’s Winterreise: Lehmann reads each Müller poem, sings the songs, teaches many of the songs, and has provided a painting for all 24 songs. That same treatment occurs for Dichterliebe in Volume II and has now been added to this site.
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. Here are the reviews for all nine volumes 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