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*This website celebrates one of the great singers of the 20th century: Elisabeth Schumann (1888-1952) excelled in opera and operetta, oratorio and lieder, leaving a rich legacy of recordings. She was a much beloved artist, admired by her public for her vivacity, elegance and beauty. Closely connected with Richard Strauss, Otto Klemperer, Lotte Lehmann, Bruno Walter, Wilhelm Furtwängler and other leading contemporary musicians, documents of her life and work are also documents of her musical times.
 
The following pages are now published:
 
The Life and Times of Elisabeth Schumann: an online exhibition of photographs. The 200 images shown cover the whole of her life, from the late 19th to the mid 20th century. They include family portraits, snapshots, role photos and studio pictures - of the artist herself, but also of her family, friends and colleagues. They are not only the record of a great career, but also of the times in which she lived. Text is in English and German.
 
Elisabeth Schumann and Richard Strauss: an extract from the biography by Gerd Puritz
 
In America with Richard Strauss, Elisabeth Schumann’s 1921 diary: complete in digital facsimile, English and German
 
The Elisabeth Schumann Discography: an annotated version of the list of recordings by Floris Juynboll and James Seddon (1988), with a new section on available CDs
 
The Opera Roles of Elisabeth Schumann
 
German Song: a digital facsimile edition of her book about German lieder published in London in 1948
 
An appreciation: our first page published here on 13 June 2001, her 113rd birthday
 
Simon Holledge, 3 August 2010
 
This website was established on 13 June 2001, the 113th birthday of Elisabeth Schumann. It was last updated on 3 August 2010.

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