[78-L] Aafje Heynis

David Lennick dlennick at sympatico.ca
Thu Nov 8 06:46:46 PST 2012

Somewhere I have (had?) a ten-inch Philips lp of the Alto Rhapsody. I also made 
a Mahler connection in my mind, likely on an album in one of the stations I 
worked at.


On 11/8/2012 9:42 AM, Johan Bos-Beijer wrote:
> Thomas: Very well known and highly regarded in her prime.  She became a teacher for a while in Holland and returned to simple life.  In addition to the many Bach recordings and broadcasts, as well as Brahms, there is a fantastic Mahler 2nd recorded in 1968.  Vocal enthusiasts know her as a deeply compelling contralto like Ferrier. Johan Bos-BeijerBBACE
>   >  From: sternth at attglobal.net
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>> Date: Wed, 7 Nov 2012 22:16:22 -0500
>> Subject: [78-L] Aafje Heynis
>> WHO ?
>> 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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