Schumann-Heink


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Schu′mann-Heink′

(haɪŋk)

n.
Ernestine, 1861–1936, U.S. contralto, born in Bohemia.
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Other stars dotting the American musical landscape included the violinist Fritz Kreisler, who briefly served in the Austrian Army in 1915, and the Austrian contralto Ernestine Schumann-Heink, who had sons fighting on the American and German sides in World War I.
For example, Tunbridge's account of the Czech-born German-American contralto Ernestine Schumann-Heink reveals an impressively resilient and determined figure who performed despite experiencing extraordinary personal and political conflict--her sons fought and died on both sides of the war.
And she delves into Hick's intimate life: her youthful relationship with the contralto Ernestine Schumann-Heink and above all, her deep commitment to ER, which curtailed her relationship with Harron.
The creator of Salome, Marie Wittich, thus emphasized her identity as the wife of' a prominent civic leader, while Ernestine Schumann-Heink, creator of Klytamnestra, avoided for the most part partaking in the women's suffrage movement and instead portrayed herself as the hard-working mother of nine children.
Historical documentation of developments in song is of key importance to the Hampsong Foundation's mission, and the Hampsong Foundation's collaboration with the Ernestine Schumann-Heink Collection of Claremont College engages in that topic.
Wagnerian contralto Ernestine Schumann-Heink performed extensively at Bayreuth before joining the Metropolitan Opera in 1898.
Her works were championed by Edward MacDowell and noted performers of the day including Ernestine Schumann-Heink, Dan Beddoe and Alma Gluck.
His new version was published in 1913 and became a huge hit when opera singer Ernestine Schumann-Heink recorded it in 1915.
That's when Madame Ernestine Schumann-Heink, a Czech opera singer who had adopted America as her home, came into the picture.