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Subject: Re: Enduring Soprano Voices / Maya Angelou
From: Graeme Wright <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:Graeme Wright <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Thu, 16 Mar 2017 07:21:58 +0000
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Lotte Lehmann made her first recordings in 1914.

Kind regards 

Graeme

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> On 15 Mar 2017, at 23:26, Jason Victor Serinus <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> 
> Thanks to Donald Kane for beating me to the punch with the name of Lotte
> Lehmann. Lehmann made her debut in 1910, and her first recordings in 1912.
> Her final recordings are of her deeply moving Farewell Recitals from NYC
> and Santa Barbara in 1951. Yes, the voice changed notably, but, in the
> right material, it was still evenly produced, solid, and supremely eloquent
> throughout her career.
> 
> Marston's 4-CD set of Lehmann's entire acoustic output, plus a smattering
> of electricals, is now available. It is wonderful.
> 
> Lehmann's contemporary and initial rival, Elisabeth Schumann, made her
> operatic debut in 1909, and retired from opera shortly before fleeing
> Germany. Her final commercial recordings were made in 1949, with a
> subsequent live recital (not in good voice) issued of a concert in South
> America. Her late lectures for the Smithsonian Institute are irreplaceable
> gems.
> 
> Maggie Teyte, born in the same year as Lehmann and Schumann, made her Town
> Hall debut in 1948, age 60. She performed in opera until 1951, and retired
> from recital in 1956. She would have appeared with Flagstad in the famous
> late career recording of Dido and Aeneas, based on their live performances
> in Mermaid Theatre, had not she been replaced by Schwarzkopf.
> 
> There are many, many more examples. I heard Victoria de los Angeles in San
> Francisco c. 1993, and she was magnificent. That's another career that last
> over 40 years. And how about Flicka, who first appeared in Santa Fe in
> 1970, and sang on the Dallas Opera stage last year in a Heggie premiere?
> --
> In answer to the question as to why discussion of Maya Angelou has
> appeared, discussions of African-American sopranos apparently incite the
> racists on this list.
> 
> jason
> ---
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> 
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