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JAN BLOCKX - DE HERBERGPRINSES (Princess of the Inn) (integral audio recording)

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As a teenager I discovered opera through Leo Riemens ‘Great Operas Book’. One by one I collected anything from Aida to Tannhäuser and ultimately even the rarest works, except two: De herbergprinses (Princess of the Inn) and De bruid der zee (Bride of the Sea) by Jan Blockx. No recordings in any kind of form were thought to exist of these operas. It took a full 30 years of research to finally discover that, in the 1960s, the last performances of these works ever were, unexpectedly, privately recorded! Apart from Herbergprinses and Bruid der Zee even Liefdelied (Love Song), the third part of the Blockx opera trilogy on city-life, sea-life and land-life proved to have been recorded in the late 1960s. For those interested in Flemish opera, listening to these recordings (libretti and 150+ page Dutch/English pdf-booklets loaded with photographs included) will be a moving experience. These are not just rarities, these are genuine masterpieces with great value in my anthology in progress of 401Dutch and Flemish operas. When I interviewed conductor Frits Celis on his work for Flemish opera and Herbergprinses in particular, he told me that the fancy fair scene in Herbergprinsess ‘inspired’ Charpentier to copy it in Louise’s 'scene de couronnement'! As a bonus we have added no less than 10 78 RPM recordings of Herbergprinses (hitherto only 1 was thought to exist!). In addition, we added the separately recorded second act conducted by Daniel Sternefeld in 1960. And an aria of our own 401Concerts 2 recording of Jan Rabo's drinking song, by Joris Grouwels, recorded in 2016.

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Jan Blockx: De herbergprinses (1960 & 61 recordings + bonus)

Marie-Louise Hendrickx (Rita), Emiel de Jonghe (Merlijn), Cornelis Schell (Jan Rabo), Maria van der Meirsch (Reinilde), Stella Dalberg (Katelyne), Gilbert Dubuc (Marcus), Jef Vermeersch (Bluts), KVO September 17, 1961, conductor Frits Celis.

As a teenager I discovered opera through Leo Riemens ‘Great Operas Book’. One by one I collected anything from Aida to Tannhäuser and ultimately even the rarest works, except two: De herbergprinses (Princess of the Inn) and De bruid der zee (Bride of the Sea) by Jan Blockx. It took a full 30 years of research to finally discover that the last performances of these works ever were, unexpectedly, privately recorded. Apart from Herbergprinses and Bruid der Zee even Liefdelied (Love Song), the third part of the Blockx opera trilogy on city life, sea life and land life proved to have been recorded at the Royal Flemish Opera Antwerp (KVO) in the 1960s.

For those interested in Flemish opera, listening to these recordings (libretti and 150+ page Dutch/English pdf-booklets loaded with photographs included) will be a moving experience. These are not just some rarities, these are genuine masterpieces with immense value in my anthology in progress of 401Dutch and Flemish operas. When I interviewed conductor Frits Celis on his work for Flemish opera and Herbergprinses in particular, he told me that the fancy fair scene in Herbergprinsess ‘inspired’ Charpentier to copy it in Louise’s scene de couronnement! As a bonus we have added no less than 10 78 RPM recordings of Herbergprinses (whereas hitherto only 1 was thought to exist!) Also we added the separately recorded second act conducted by Daniel Sternefeld in 1960. And an aria of our own 401COncerts  by Joris growls, recorded in 2016.. RS.

Production: 401DutchOperas.com
Audio/video production: 401DutchOperas.com
PDF booklet: PDF booklet: Contains a 185 page Dutch/English PDF booklet with photos from the production and historical performers, an extensive plot synopsis, background information, interview excerpts with conductor of the production Frits Celis, the libretto (Dutch) and numerous historical 1910-1966 aria recordings from the opera.
Graphic design, audio remastering: 401www.nl
Catalogue number: NLO201701JBHBP
℗ © 2017 401DutchOperas.com

MP3 FILES, ARTWORK + PDF BOOKLET IN .ZIP ARCHIVE FOR DIRECT DOWNLOAD

Audio samples below are low res, downloads contain high resolution mp3's
Info on the opera
can be found here
Total Time:
127.47'

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JAN BLOCKX | DE HERBERGPRINSES (integral 1961 audio recording !!!)
+ 67 minutes bonus tracks 1910-2016
Marie-Louise Hendrickx, Emiel de Jonghe, Cornelis Schell, Maria van der Meirsch, Stella Dalberg, Gilbert Dubuc, Jef Vermeersch, KVO September 17, 1961, conductor Frits Celis.
 
DOWNLOAD I  
ACT I  
01 Scene 1-2 ‘Vlug vlug naar de markt’ (koor)  
02 Scene 3 ‘Ik keek te diep in het glas’ (Rabo)
03 Scene 4-5 ‘O droom’ (Reinilde)  
04 Scene 5-8 ‘Blijde lach, blijde dag’ (koor)  
05 Scene 9-10 ‘Verleidt u zingenot’ (Merlijn, Marcus)
06 Scene 11 ‘Wel, zijt ge bang van mij’ (Rita, Merlijn)  
ACT II  
07 Scene 1 ‘Middag sloeg de klok reeds lang’ (Katelyne)  
08 Scene 3-5 ‘Geld verteerd, Veel, veel, veel!’ (Merlijn)
09 Scene 6 ‘O, de zalige stond’ (Merlijn)  
   
DOWNLOAD 2  
ACT II continued  
1 Scene 7-10 ’De duivel? Een engel ware beter’ (Marcus) [CARNIVAL Scene]
ACT III  
2 Introductie (orkest)
3 Scene 1 ‘Nog niemand hier...’ (Rita)  
4 Scene 4 ‘Ik ben de moeder van Merlijn’ (Katelyne)
5 Scene 5 ’Voor t zelfden haan’ (Rita, Marcus)  
6 Scene 8 ‘De vogelkens minnen’ (Rita)
7 Scene 11 ‘Treurspel werd het minnespel’ (Marcus)  
   Total Time: 68.03’
DOWNLOAD III  
BONUS De Herbergprinses 1910-2016
 
01 De herbergprinses, Act II (Mina Bolotine (Reinilde), Raymonde Serverius (Rita), Louis Devos (Merlijn), Tony Van der Heyden (Jan Rabo), Jacques De Boeck, Jan Reisig (roles unkn.), Chorus under Maurice Deno, N.I.R. Orchestra conducted by Daniel Sternefeld, 1960.       (34.54')
02 ‘Ik keek te diep in ’t glas’ [Act I Jan Rabo] Joris Grouwels, Museum ’t Vleeshuis, Antwerpen, January 27, 2016 [Taken from ’401Concerts 2 Flemish Opera Arias & Duets’
03 ‘L’automne après l’averse’ (’Des winters als het regent’) Maurice Decléry (1910/1913)  
04 ‘Ik heb een lieveken’ [Act II, Reinilde] Adolfina Van Elsacker (1910/1914)  
05 ‘Des winters als het regent’ [Act III, Bluts] Joseph Van Kuyk (1913)
06 ‘Des winters als het regent’ (Act III, Bluts) Julius Dirickx (1913)  
07 ‘O droom’ (Act I Aria van Reinilde) Octavie Belloy (1924)  
08 ‘Wat droomt gij hier’ (Act I, Marcus) Robert Van Aert (1924)
09 ‘Ik heb een lieveken’ [Act II, Reinilde] Octavie Belloy (1924)  
10 ‘De vogelkens minne’ (Act III, Aria van Rita) Betty Dasnoy (1924)
11 ‘Ik heb een lieveken’ [Act II, Reinilde] Alice Plato (1926/1929)  
12 ‘Des winters als het regent’ (Act III, Bluts) Aafje Heynis (1966)  
   Total Time: 67.32'


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