LOTTE LEHMANN - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED CIRCA 1961 - HFSID 2613
Sale Price $288.00
Picture postcard ALS to Erno Balogh, Hungarian composer who had been her accompanist
Autograph Note Signed: "Lotte", 3½x5½ picture postcard of an aerial view of Santa Barbara, California. In full: "Dear Ernô- Thank you for remembering my birthday. I am happy that you enjoy life. [illegible] Much love for your book. Yours" Hand addressed: "Mr. Ernô Balogh/3040 Idaho/Avenue N. W./Washington/16/D. C." Postmarked Santa Barbara, California, 1961 March 2. German soprano Lotte Lehmann (1888-1976) one of the most eminent lyric dramatic sopranos of her day made her Metropolitan Opera debut on January 11, 1934 as Sieglinde in Die Walküre. A month later, Lehmann performed on Arturo Toscanini's first radio broadcast (The Cadillac Hour, February 11, 1934). She was renowned for her interpretations of Mozart, Wagner and the songs of Schumann. LotteLehmann would retire from the recital stage in 1951. She would then teach master classes at the Music Academy of the West (which she helped found) in Santa Barbara, California, and Lehmann would also give master classes in a number of other cities in the U.S. and abroad. Hungarian composer Erno Balogh (1897-1989) had also been a frequent piano accompanist for Lotte Lehmann. Cancellation stamp touches four words still legible. Lightly worn at corners. Otherwise, fine condition.
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