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Includes Hickling's correspondence regarding his discography, the Lotte Lehmann Archives at the University of California, Santa Barbara, the Lotte Lehmann Centennial Celebrations at UCSB and his collection of articles, reviews and research notes for his discography. It also includes photocopies of some of Lotte Lehmann's correspondence, her drawings and articles. The collection also contains 129 78 rpm discs, 80 33 1/3 rpm discs, 11 45 rpm discs, 8 12 inch sound pressings, 1 commercial sound cassette, 78 private sound cassettes, and 11 private sound tape reels of Lotte Lehmann performances.
Gary Hickling. Born Aug. 29, 1941. Lotte Lehmann discographer, performer and instructor of the double bass, radio show host for Hawaii Public Radio and founder of the Lotte Lehmann Foundation and Lotte Lehmann League. His discography of Lotte Lehmann appears in Beaumont Glass' biography "Lotte Lehmann : a life in opera and song", published by Capra Press in 1988.
Lotte Lehmann. Born Perleberg, Germany, Feb. 27, 1888; died Santa Barbara, Calif., Aug. 26, 1976. Operatic soprano. Lotte Lehmann began her career in Hamburg and moved to Vienna in 1916. She performed French, Italian and German roles for 15 years, primarily in Vienna and at Covent Garden, becoming especially known for the role of the Marschallin in Richard Strauss' Der Rosenkavalier. In 1938, she left Austria and settled in the United States. There she performed primarily as a singer of Lieder until she retired from performing in 1951.