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Subject: Re: Centenary biographies of Lotte Lehmann
From: Kenneth Bleeth <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:Kenneth Bleeth <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Sat, 15 Jul 2017 11:02:53 -0400
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for a thorough Lehmann discography, go to:


http://www.lottelehmannleague.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/DiscographyEd2.pdf

On Sat, Jul 15, 2017 at 9:29 AM, Rich Lowenthal <[log in to unmask]>
wrote:

> I have not read the Glass biography but I believe it falls more into the
> category of "official" biography--a category that suggests both sins and
> merits. He (and his wife) studied and worked with Lehmann, so I imagine it
> is probably more personal than the Jefferson book.
>
> Jefferson's book is less notable (and controversial) than his biography of
> Schwarzkopf; it covers Lehmann's life and performances. One of its merits
> is
> the thorough discography--I don't know if Glass includes one, but if not,
> that difference might be enough to recommend the Jefferson volume.
>
> Personally, I find Lehmann's own writings wonderful, particularly her book
> on Strauss singing.
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Discussion of opera and related issues
> [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Bradley Wilber
> Sent: Saturday, July 15, 2017 8:47 AM
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Subject: Centenary biographies of Lotte Lehmann
>
> Hi, all,
>
> I would be grateful for opinions on the relative strengths and weaknesses
> of
> the 1988 Beaumont Glass and Alan Jefferson books about Lotte Lehmann,
> whether there is a clear choice for an academic collection, etc.  Saying
> "Both could be had inexpensively - go for it!" is fine, but critiques more
> welcome.
>
> Brad
>
>
>
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