Program for a recital of songs by Brahms, Debussy, Schumann, and Richard Strauss at the Loberto Theatre, Santa Barbara, November 15, 1949, with Gwendolyn Williams Koldofsky at the piano. Lotte LEHMANN.
Program for a recital of songs by Brahms, Debussy, Schumann, and Richard Strauss at the Loberto Theatre, Santa Barbara, November 15, 1949, with Gwendolyn Williams Koldofsky at the piano.
Program for a recital of songs by Brahms, Debussy, Schumann, and Richard Strauss at the Loberto Theatre, Santa Barbara, November 15, 1949, with Gwendolyn Williams Koldofsky at the piano.

Program for a recital of songs by Brahms, Debussy, Schumann, and Richard Strauss at the Loberto Theatre, Santa Barbara, November 15, 1949, with Gwendolyn Williams Koldofsky at the piano.

4 pp. Octavo.

From the collection of the distinguished American mezzo-soprano Marilyn Horne (b. 1934).

Slightly worn, soiled, and creased.

A noted German-born soprano active in both England and the U.S., "Lehmann's most famous roles were Beethoven's Leonore, and Wagner's Elisabeth, Elsa, Eva and above all Sieglinde. But the part with which she became increasingly identified was that of Strauss's Marschallin - a portrayal of which Richard Capell wrote: 'The lyric stage of the time knew no performance more admirably accomplished; it seemed to embody a civilization, the pride and elegance of old Vienna, its voluptuousness, chastened by good manners, its doomed beauty'. Over her long and fruitful career Lehmann developed and refined her lieder style, and her recitals, which continued until 1951, won her a following no less devoted than her operatic public. Her many recordings, most of which have been transferred successfully to CD, convey a vivid impression of her warm, generous voice and urgent, impulsive style." Desmond Shawe-Taylor in Grove Music Online.

"Horne had a voice of extraordinary range, rich and tangy in timbre, with a stentorian chest register and an exciting top... In concert she once achieved the feat of singing in a single programme Rossini arias and Brünnhilde’s Immolation Scene, proof of her exceptional versatility. Throughout her lengthy career she was an admired recitalist, singing lieder, mélodies, Spanish and American songs with equal aplomb." Alan Blyth in Grove Music Online. Item #31920

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