Music: Lieder Singer

When the plump, round-faced Czech Soprano Gertrude Pitzinger made her U. S. debut in Manhattan's Town Hall month before last, few U. S. concertgoers had ever heard of her. Last week, as Soprano Pitzinger finished her first U. S. tour, delighted critics went back a whole generation for their comparisons, acclaimed her as the greatest Lieder singer since W├╝llner, Gulp and Gerhardt. Thirty-two-year-old Soprano Pitzinger learned Lieder as a girl from Bohemian peasants, studied more with Vienna's famed Lieder composer, Joseph Marx. Five years ago she braved a Berlin recital, became an overnight...

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