Ulanowsky (1908-1968), was one of the great Classical musicians and teachers of
the mid-20th Century. This site, launched in June 2006, is here to offer a
window into the life and work of my father. His unfinished book, The Arts of Song and Accompaniment,
is published in full here, as is a discography. As new information and
materials are obtained, they will be added, including photographs and more on
his life and work.
me to suggest two sites of interest:
Lehmann Foundation, where you can find some recordings which can be
audited directly from the site. (Ulanowsky was Lehmann's "ideal accompanist" for
14 years.) Some of the recordings listed there which feature his
playing are identified: Click on the upper right logo, then on a song. Some
offer comments and translation, as well as identification of the accompanist. (The Schubert Winterreise songs are among them, as
indicated on our Discography page.)
Gary Hickling's site, the
Lotte Lehmann League, complements this, with
a page on Ulanowsky and a number of photographs.
Numerous sites selling
recordings, such as Amazon.com, also offer listening to brief samples. Search
for Ulanowsky or use the
Discography link at the top of this page.
to view pages from a Dec. 6, 1942 program accompanying Lehmann at New
York's Town Hall.
hope you will enjoy these offerings. I welcome any questions, comments,
anecdotes, or photo identifications (see Biography page) you may have.
``I think the most important thing, is the honesty with which you try
to identify yourself with the composer, or, when it comes to the vocal
literature, with the composer and poet.
from a 1962 interview
with Studs Terkel.
use the Quotes link, above or
recordings from the University of Illinois (1946-66), where he taught.
Also, 1952 recording with violinist Arthur Grumiaux. See
Ulanowsky's commencement speech to the
College-Conservatory of Cincinnati, 1962. See
Childhood remembrances of musical life in Vienna,
recounted by his sister. See