LOTTE LEHMANN - AUTOGRAPH NOTE UNSIGNED 02/27/1973 - HFSID 2605
Sale Price $144.00
Lotte Lehmann sends an autograph note unsigned on a preprinted thank you card in German.
Autograph Note Unsigned, 6¾x4½ when open. No place, no date. In German translated in full: "With heartfelt greetings and everlasting friendship." Preprinted above autograph message: "Thank you for remembering me/with your good wishes/Lotte Lehmann". Fine condition. Includes hand addressed mailing envelope, 4½x3½: "Mr. and Mrs. Ernô Balogh/3900 Watson Place/N.W. Washington/D.C. 20016" Postmarked Santa Barbara, California, 1973 February 27. Eight cent stamp at upper right. Cancelation stamp touching "B" of Balough. Otherwise, fine condition. 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. Lotte Lehmann 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. Two items.
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