Martha Eggerth performs at 97

Wednesday, July 08, 2009

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.

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Comments [2]

Neferlyn Gray from Manhattan

What an amazing lady. I was so deeply moved by her voice and her artistry. She still has a marvelous voice, lovely vibrato, no wobble. She gave a public singing lesson. She is an inspiration for us all.

Thank you very much for sharing her art with us.

Apr. 17 2010 09:22 PM
Katherine Deitch from Long Island

Remarkable! One of my father's favorite. I am so impressed. Thanks for sharing that blog.

Apr. 17 2010 06:39 PM

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