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Lotte Lehmann & Her Legacy

Volume One

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With more than 150 audio and video excerpts, this presentation offers an interactive way to get to know the voice, personality, and teaching of Lotte Lehmann (1888-1976), one of the greatest singers of the 20th century. Her amazing breadth of activity is covered: her arias, her Lieder, her artwork, her writing, and her poetry. There’s a short bio and a complete Winterreise that allows you to see her drawing for each song, hear her read the poetry of each song, and listen to her sing each song. There’s a whole chapter on her teaching: some of her master classes in video and audio formats as well as audios of many of her students. You can hear how Lehmann’s recordings compare to her contemporaries in the Comparisons chapter. Early Recordings allows you to discover how recordings were made, even before microphones. And you’ll find exclusive Lehmann photos, and seven audio tracks not heard since she sang them.

What's New in Version 2.5

The first thorough revision of Volume One since its first appearance in 2015: New photos, many corrections, new translations, improved readability, and layout.


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Customer Reviews


Thank you, Mr. Hinckling, for making this glorious tribute to Lotte Lehmann free to the public.


Gary Hickling’s Lotte Lehmann & Her Legacy is much more than a book–I speak of it as a Lotte Lehmann Experience–and a remarkable experience at that! I have found myself going back again and again to savor things that I missed on the earlier visits. Through the Lotte Lehmann Experience, Lehmann truly comes alive. Hickling’s prose is excellent and literate–and he knew his subject personally.

In addition to words, there are many examples of Lehmann’s glorious singing, videos carefully selected from her master classes, and magnificent photographs–many of which you will never have seen before.

I found particularly interesting the comparison of Lehmann to other fine singers singing the same Lied or aria, and of Hickling’s analysis of some of the favorite Lehmann recordings.

For the record collectors among us, there is an exhaustive discography–both commercial and live recordings that will bring you back for additional study on many occasions.

And how could I not mention the inclusion of a telephone interview that Hickling did with Lehmann for her 85th birthday celebration. A very complete bibliography will point toward the best of the Lehmann biographies and articles–not to mention her own literary efforts.

Hickling has used technology in a remarkable way. You will also be pleased, as I am, with the quality of the audio transcriptions. Bravo Lotte Lehmann! Bravo Gary Hickling! Truly a remarkable experience… real magic! More Lehmann, please. Bill Parks

Lotte Lehmann & Her Legacy
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  • Category: Music
  • Published: Apr 22, 2015
  • Publisher: Gary Hickling
  • Seller: Dixon Smith
  • Print Length: 410 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Version: 2.5
  • Requirements: This book can only be viewed on an iOS device with Apple Books on iOS 12 or later, or an iPad with iBooks 2 or later and iOS 5 or later, an iPhone with iOS 8.4 or later, or a Mac with OS X 10.9 or later.

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