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Never sang for Hitler : the life and times of Lotte Lehmann, 1888-1976

Author: Michael H Kater
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Lotte Lehmann ranks among the most celebrated singers of the twentieth century. She was a favorite of Richard Strauss, and over her lifetime became the friend of other famous men: Bruno Walter, Arturo Toscanini and Thomas Mann. She had a famous encounter with Hermann Göring, in which he claimed to want to make her the foremost singer in Nazi Germany. By the time of her final performance in 1951, she was considered  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographie
Biography
Biographies
Named Person: Lotte Lehmann; Lotte Lehmann; Lotte Lehmann; Lotte Lehmann; Lotte Lehmann
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Michael H Kater
ISBN: 9780521873925 0521873924
OCLC Number: 145431722
Description: xv, 394 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Childhood and apprentice years. Perleberg and Berlin ; Coming out in Hamburg --
Rise to fame in Vienna. From empire to republic ; A prima donna in the Staatsoper ; Private times --
Climax and crises. New challenges in Vienna ; Professional life and private affairs ; America --
Between Third Reich seduction and American opportunity. Lotte Lehmann, the lion, and the Third Reich ; New York --
Between touring and teaching, 1940-1950. Frances Holden, Santa Barbara, and the New World ; Professional transformations --
Triumphs and burdens of old age, 1951-1976. The Music Academy of the West ; Master pupils ; At dusk.
Responsibility: Michael H. Kater.
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Lotte Lehmann ranks among the most celebrated singers of the twentieth century, famous for the unique quality of her lyric soprano. Rather than a traditional biography, this book is both a  Read more...

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