by Kathy H. Brown
$36.00. CMS Member Price: $28.80.
Paperbound [6 X 9; xx + 300 pp.]
Published December, 2012.
Kathy H. Brown focuses on the nature and content of the teaching of soprano Lotte Lehmann (1888-1976)—with an emphasis on interpretation of the text—after her immigration to the United States. Advice culled from the transcripts of voice lessons and master classes as well as from questionnaire from students is provided for two-hundred-twenty-three art songs by twenty-six composers and twenty-five arias by twelve composers. This is preceded by summaries of Lehmann’s careers in the opera house and on the recital stage in Europe and America. The volume is illustrated with fifty black-and-white photographs and the black-and-white reproduction of thirty-eight paintings by Lehmann herself in response to specific lieder by Schubert and Schumann.