Kathleen Lockhart Manning

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Kathleen Lockhart Manning

Kathleen Lockhart Manning (24 October 1890 – 20 March 1951) was an American composer. She was born on a ranch in Hollywood, California, and studied piano and composition in Paris with Moritz Moszkowski, and later with Elizabeth Jordan Eichelberger and de Sales. She sang during the 1911-1912 season with the Hammerstein Opera Company in London and also performed in the United States. After her husband died in 1938, she suffered from mental illness.[1] She died in Los Angeles.[2][3]


Lockhart was noted for vocal compositions and wrote her own text. Selected works include:

  • Sketches of Paris song cycle
  • Sketches of New York, song cycle
  • Operetta in Mozartian Style
  • For the Soul of Rafael
  • Japanese Ghost Songs
  • Chinese Impressions
  • Two Sketches of Childhood
  • The Tale the Garden Told
  • Autumn Leaves
  • Nostalgia
  • The Truant
  • Chinois
  • Prayer
  • Departed[4]

Her works have been recorded and issued on CD, including:

  • To The Mart Of Dreams: Songs By Kathleen Lockhart Manning, Vol. 1


  1. ^ Kathleen Lockhart Manning, retrieved 1 May 2014
  2. ^ Sadie, Julie Anne; Samuel, Rhian (1994). The Norton/Grove dictionary of women composers (Digitized online by GoogleBooks). Retrieved 5 January 2011.
  3. ^ Howard, John Tasker (1965). Our American music: a comprehensive history from 1620 to the present.
  4. ^ "To The Mart Of Dreams". Retrieved 5 January 2011.