Eric A. Gordon

Eric A. Gordon holds a doctorate in history from Tulane University. He is the author of Mark the Music: The Life and Work of Marc Blitzstein, and he collaborated with composer Earl Robinson on the autobiography Ballad of an American. Since 1995 he has served as Director of the Southern California District of The Workmen’s Circle/Arbeter Ring.

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Lina Abarbanell

Abarbanell’s success lay in lighter musical fare and operetta. Composers such as Oscar Straus, Franz Lehár, and Edmund Eysler wrote for her expressive soubrette voice. She made about twenty recordings in 1903 and 1904, only four of which appear to have survived. In 1905, Heinrich Conried, general manager of the Metropolitan Opera, invited her to sing the role of Hänsel and to perform at his Irving Place Theater, where she delighted his German-speaking audiences.

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