There is " pleasure to be had…from feeling the love that Jill Hausman
displays for her work as singer and translator. Her voice is quite sweet…Her
accompanist, Walter Winterfeldt, is a well chosen ally who plays with much
style and sympathy….Also beautiful in tone and phrasing is the superb playing
of Steven Hartman in The Shepherd on the Rock. The technical elements in the
production of this recording are quite fine. There is a truthfulness in the
ambience that neither overflatters nor detracts from the work of these
dedicated musicians."

                                                        -Fanfare Magazine

Meet the Artists

Jill Hausman, soprano and lyricist of Lieder In Our Language is a New Jersey native.  She has appeared as a soloist with the South Shore Symphony in conjunction with the Five Towns Music and Art Foundation, and the New York Choral Society Summer Sings. A recent semi-finalist in the New York Singing Teachers Association.  She has performed such opera roles as Zerlina in Mozart's Don Giovanni, Musetta in Puccini's La Boheme, Adele in Johann Strauss's Die Fledermaus, and Nanetta in Verdi's Falstaff with Opera on the Sound, the Goldovsky Opera Institute, and the Amato Opera. Her operetta and summer stock credits include the Blossom Festival, the New York Gilbert and Sullivan Players, and the Fort Salem Theater. She has been presented in recital by the New York Public Library and other venues in the New York Metropolitan area and is currently working on Lieder In Our Language, Volume 2.  The New York Times recently published a short example of her light verse.  For the past eight years she has served as Cantor of Boro Park Progressive Synagogue in Brooklyn, New York. Jill is a graduate of Smith College and studies voice with James Carson.

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Walter Winterfeldt, a native New Yorker, attended the Manhattan School of Music, where his principal teachers were Raymond Lewenthal and Donal Nold. Mr. Winterfeldt also studied vocal accompaniment with Dalton Baldwin in New York and Switzerland. Mr. Winterfeldt is a recipient of the Chaminade Music Award and twice received the Gramma Fisher Award for studies in Europe. As an accompanist, he has performed extensively in recitals and concerts at several colleges and universities throughout the United States, Puerto Rico, Austria, and Switzerland. He has assisted such illustrious artists as Gerard Souzay, Hermann Prey, Regina Resnik, and Hugues Cuenod in masterclasses. He is a private vocal coach in New York and has taught at several schools and colleges, including Sarah Lawrence College and currently the Manhattan School of Music.

Steven D. Hartman is principal Clarinet of the Brooklyn Philharmonic, the Opera Orchestra of New York, and the New York Scandia Symphony. In addition, he is Associate Principal Clarinet of both the New York City Ballet and the New York City Opera Orchestras. He is a member of the Boehm Quintette and the Music Project Repertory Chamber Ensemble and has been a guest artist with the New York Philharmonic, the American Composers Orchestra, and the St. Luke's Chamber Ensemble, among others. He is a regular participant in the Washington Square and Bard Summer Music Festivals. Born in St. Louis, Missouri, he is a graduate of New York's Juilliard School, where he studied with Augustin Duques. After graduating from Juilliard, he continued private studies with Kalmen Opperman. He recently recorded three solo works by B.H. Crusell with the New York Scandia Symphony for Centaur Records.