English Musical Composer and Vocalist
1862 – 1918 A.D.
Liza Lehmann, an English musical composer and vocalist, born in London. There, in 1885, she made her début at the Monday Popular Concerts, and met with remarkable success as a concert singer. In 1894 she married Herbert Bedford and devoted herself to composition.
Her most successful and popular work is the song cycle In a Persian Garden, the words taken from the Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyan, the music consisting of a connected group of solos and part songs.
This work of Liza Lehmann is remarkably beautiful and effective interpretation of the famous poem.
Reference: Famous Women; An Outline of Feminine Achievement Through the Ages With Life Stories of Five Hundred Noted Women By Joseph Adelman. Copyright, 1926 by Ellis M. Lonow Company.