[78-L] Aafje Heynis

Thomas Stern sternth at attglobal.net
Wed Nov 7 19:16:22 PST 2012


I've just encountered some recordings by this Netherlands contralto - Oratorio, Bach, Handel, Brahms etc.,
on reissues of her EMI and Philips recordings, late 40's?? through 60's??.  Reissued on CD
by EMI France, and Philips/Decca Universal Australia.

She did record on 78, but primarily LP era.

What a lovely voice!!!  How is it she is barely known in the USA (based on a very limited survey of friends)???
I see one U.S. release on LP from EPIC.   

There is information about her on the Bach Cantatas website: http://www.bach-cantatas.com/Bio/Heynis-Aafje.htm 

Those on these lists who are classical vocal enthusiasts - are you aware of her?  

Best wishes, Thomas.

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