V1291. GRÉ BROUWENSTIJN: Arias from Der Freischütz, Oberon, Der Fliegende Holländer, Tannhäuser, Lohengrin, Il Trovatore, Ballo, Forza & Don Carlos. (Austria) Preiser 89692, recorded 1952-56, Philips. - 717281896924
”The Dutch soprano Gré Brouwenstijn was one of those singers whom audiences and record collectors truly seemed to love....She seemed personally involved in everything she did….The arias here allow her to return repeatedly to the warmest, loveliest part of her voice, and the Tannhäuser and Lohengrin excepts are about as beautiful as you’ll ever hear. The Verdi arias are also stunning.”
- Ralph V. Lucano, AMERICAN RECORD GUIDE, Sept./Oct., 2011
“For sheer delicacy and exquisite musicianship, Dutch soprano Gré Brouwenstijn is the epitome. Her soprano has a gentle shimmer that is difficult to resist.”
- Charles H. Parsons, AMERICAN RECORD GUIDE, July/Aug., 2008
"The Dutch soprano Gré Brouwenstijn has long been held in the highest esteem within her own country, and within a circle of vocal connoisseurs, for the fearless vibrancy of her approach to the great hochdramatisch soprano roles, without ever compromising the standards and ideals of vocal beauty: hers is a voice of great strength and flexibility, fully able to meet the challenge of projecting both the scale and drama of Wagner's heroines while also inhabiting their more intimate confessions. Brouwenstijn made precious few recordings - most of what is left to us now derives from private tapes or radio archives of live performances"
- Zillah Dorset Akron