RECENT: Defining Our Field - what is 'classical music' to us, why are we involved and what can we learn from our differences? Read John Dante Prevedini's essay, watch the panel discussion and make your own comments.
The German soprano, Elisabeth Schumann, was born in Merseburg on 13 June 1888 and lived until 23 April 1952. She was one of the most admired singers of her day, excelling in both lieder and opera. Her exceptional role was Sophie in Richard Strauss' Der Rosenkavalier, with which she made her stage début.