Thursday, May 2, 2013

Brown authors ‘Lotte Lehmann in America’

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Brown authors ‘Lotte Lehmann in America’       

BOLIVAR, Mo.Dr. Kathy Brown, professor of music at Southwest Baptist University, has written “Lotte Lehmann in America,” published by The College Music Society as a part of the series Monographs and Bibliographies in American Music.

Lehmann, a German-born soprano, added the role of teacher to her accomplishments in the opera house and on the recital stage in post-World War II America. She disclosed to aspiring singers insights regarding interpretation, information that was gleaned from recordings and transcripts held at the University of California-Santa Barbara.

Dr. Brown also provides an overview of Lehmann’s career, an account of her work with the Music Academy of the West, an assortment of the singer’s own translations and reproductions of her paintings based on the lieder of Schubert and Schumann.

The book is available for purchase at

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