Ernestine Schumann-Heink

Ernestine Schumann-Heink (1861 - 1936)

Ernestine Schumann-Heink (1861 – 1936)

Ernestine Schumann-Heink was a operatic contralto. See Wikipedia for details on her life and career.

The Recordings

Old Folks At Home

 record label Group: Ernestine Schumann-Heink
Label: Victrola Matrix Number: Victrola (88620)
Record Type: Double sided 10 inch 78 RPM
Date Recorded: 7/29/1918

Stille Nacht (Silent Night)

 record label Sold! Group: Ernestine Schumann-Heink
Label: Victor Matrix Number: Victor (88138)
Record Type: Single sided 12 inch 78 RPM
Date Recorded: September 29, 1908

In 1926, Ernestine first sang Silent Night (in both German and English) over the radio for Christmas, which became a Christmas tradition with US radio listeners through Christmas of 1935. This recording pre-dated that tradition by quite a few years.



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