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LEHMANN, Lotte: Lieder Recordings, Vol. 6 (1947, 1949)

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Period(s) 20th CenturyClassical (1750-1830)Romantic
Genre Classical Music • DVD • Nostalgia
Category Choral - Sacred • Classical Concert • NostalgiaVocal
Catalogue 8.111097
Label Naxos Historical
Quality   320kbps
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Lotte Lehmann was one of the best loved sopranos of the 20th century. Having enjoyed enormous success in the operatic world, she relinquished her stage rôles during the twilight years of her career and concentrated upon Lieder and art songs. This final volume of her Lieder recordings made in America features all of the commercial recordings made at the end of her career. It includes her expressive rendition of Brahms’s Zigeunerlieder, as well as Lieder by Schubert, Brahms and Richard Strauss. Also included are songs by Henri Duparc and Reynaldo Hahn, two Christmas songs (Stille Nacht, heilige Nacht (Silent Night) and O Come All Ye Faithful) and the popular God Bless America and The Kerry Dance. All bear the

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Review By David Denton,Naxos,November 2007

Despite being thrown headlong into the big dramatic soprano roles, her first Else in Lohengrin coming at the age of twenty-four, Lotte Lehmann was to enjoy a long career, the present release taken from discs that were mainly made when she was already in her sixtieth year. Born in Germany in 1888, she was to enjoy a career at the Metropolitan Opera in New York that spanned the years 1934 through to the end of the Second World War. She had already been seen in most of Europe’s major opera houses and had become a particular favourite of Richard Strauss, for whom she created several roles. By the time she was making the discs that form this CD, she was winding down her opera appearances, though she would continue singing lieder for some years to come. Able to cover the ravages

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