Friedlander, Thekla

Famous soprano, whose fame has been principally established in London. She was a pupil of Ferdinand Killer and of Schneider, of C9logne, and made her first appearance in 1875 in the soprano part on the production of Bruch's Odysseus at the Gewandhaus, Leipsic. The next year she sang with Fraulein Redeker in duets of Rubinstein at the New Philharmonic. She also sang with success at the Richter and Henschel concerts and in the Bach Choir in the third part of Schumann's Faust. She returned to Germany to make it her permanent home. Her voice is a beautiful soprano and she excelled in the old Italian airs and the songs of her own country, notably those of Schubert, Schumann and Brahms.