Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Aafje Heynis - Go To Sleep



Aafje Heynis is a Dutch singer that got compared with Kathleen Ferrier. She recorded five British folksongs in 1960 and released it on 7". She won the Harriet Cohen International Music Award with these recordings in 1961. I think this song is really sweet, sometimes I cannot listen to it.
Image by Nikos Doulos.

Aafjeheynis Go To Sleep by youandmeintheecho

2 comments:

Sweyn Forkbeard said...

Many thanks for posting this. There is something very special about Aafje Heynis voice. Her early career was over shadowed by Kathleen Ferrier so she is hardly known outside of the Netherlands, where she still teaches.

Listen to her magic in Bach's Cantata no 170 at
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dfu6cIx1V10

Sweyn Forkbeard said...

Many thanks for posting this. There is something very special about Aafje Heynis voice. Her early career was over shadowed by Kathleen Ferrier so she is hardly known outside of the Netherlands, where she still teaches.

Listen to her magic in Bach's Cantata no 170 at
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dfu6cIx1V10