David Garland, host of Evening Music, offers a glimpse of 1924, featuring epoch-defining music from that year. The Hungarian-born coloratora soprano Martha Eggerth made her debut one year earlier, in 1923, at age 11.
Many of the 20th century's most famous operetta composers, including Franz Lehar, Fritz Kreisler and Robert Stoltz composed works especially for her. At age 97 she continues to perform. William Hicks accompanies her at the piano in an old Viennese song. Recorded live in the Jerome L. Greene space on July 8, 2009.