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|Additional Physical Format:||Online version:
Boston : Northeastern University Press ; Hanover, NH : Published by University Press of New England, ©2006
|Named Person:||Hans Hotter; Hans Hotter; Hans Hotter|
|Material Type:||Biography, Internet resource|
|Document Type:||Book, Internet Resource|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Hans Hotter; Donald Arthur
|Notes:||Originally published in German as Der Mai war mir gewogen by Hans Hotter.
|Description:||xxvi, 287 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm|
|Other Titles:||Mai war mir gewogen.|
|Responsibility:||with forewords by Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau and Zubin Mehta ; translated and edited by Donald Arthur.|
He achieved his vocal prime after the war and was a featured performer in Munich, Vienna, Bayreuth, New York, San Francisco, London's Covent Garden, and Salzburg. In addition to his long and acclaimed opera career, Hotter was also a distinguished stage director, teacher, and an incomparable lieder singer, celebrated for his mastery of Schubert's song cycle Die Winterresise."
"Translator and editor Donald Arthur conducted a series of interviews with Hotter during the final years of his life. The result is not merely an English translation of Hotter's memoirs (originally published as Der Mai war mir gewogen in Germany in 1996), but a significantly more critical, probing, and engaging account of the great singer's life. In particular, Hotter now confronts both his personal resistance to, and professional concessions toward, the Third Reich, and he speaks in greater detail about his musical and theatrical insights and his associations with such German luminaries as Richard Strauss, Herbert von Karajan, Otto Klemperer, and Clemens Krauss, to name but a few.
Accompanied by more than seventy photographs, some never before published, this volume is a cause for celebration among his fans and general opera lovers everywhere."--Jacket.