Never Sang for Hitler
The Life and Times of Lotte Lehmann, 1888-1976
By (author) Michael H. Kater
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Never Sang for Hitler by Michael H. Kater
Book DescriptionLotte Lehmann ranks among the most celebrated singers of the twentieth century. She was a favorite of Richard Strauss, and also had a famous encounter with Hermann Goring, in which he claimed to want to make her the foremost singer in Nazi Germany. By the time of her final performance in 1951, she was considered one of the finest singing actresses of all time. Rather than a traditional biography, this book is both a descriptive narrative of Lehmann's life and a critical analysis of the interconnections of the artist and society. Kater describes the varying phases of Lehmann's life, as well as the sociocultural settings in which she finds herself - whether in the Wilhemine Empire, First Austrian Republic, Nazi Germany, or the United States. Kater's use of Lehmann's personal and other papers reshapes much of what is known about her life and career.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521873925
(234mm x 156mm x 29mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 17-Mar-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Michael H. Kater
Weimar, Hardback (August 2014)
Weimar was a centre of the arts during the Enlightenment. This book offers a complete history of Weimar, from its meteoric eighteenth-century rise from obscurity through its glory days of unbridled creative expression to its dark descent back into artistic insignificance under Nazi rule and, later, Soviet occupation and beyond.
Never Sang for Hitler, Paperback (June 2014)
Both a narrative of Lehmann's life and an analysis of the artist and society.
Hitler Youth, Paperback (May 2006)
The recruitment of children into a political organisation and ideology reached its boldest embodiment in the Hitler Youth, founded in 1933 soon after the Nazi Party assumed power in Germany. The result was a potent tool for bending young minds and hearts to the will of Adolf Hitler.
Different Drummers, Paperback (May 2003)» View all books by Michael H. Kater
In 'Different Drummers', Michael Kater explores the underground history of jazz in Hitler's Germany using archival records and assembled interviews. He offers a frightening and fascinating look at life and popular culture during the Third Reich, showing that for the Nazis, jazz was an especially threatening form of expression.
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Author Biography - Michael H. Kater
Michael H. Kater (b.1937) has studied history, sociology and music at the universities of Toronto, Munich and Heidelberg. Since 1967, he has taught at York University, Toronto, from 1991 to the present as Distinguished Research Professor of History. Professor Kater has served as Visiting Hannah Professor of the History of Medicine both at McMaster University in Hamilton and at the University of Toronto. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, a Guggenheim Fellow, a Canada Council Senior Killam Fellow, and the recipient of the Konrad Adenauer Research Prize of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. As his main research interest is the culture, society and politics of modern Germany, he is the author of many books, several of them prize-winning. He has been a frequent guest at international conferences and lectured widely at universities and academic functions around the world.
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