V2589. BELGIAN AND NETHERLANDS SINGERS, incl. Laurent Swolfs, Léon Ponzio, Hippolyte Belhomme, Charles Rondelet, Aaltje Noordewier-Reddingius, Marie-Louise Destercke, Esther Erauw, Lucienne Tragin (with Poulenc), [A unique opportunity to hear largely unknown singers, especially the magnificent Swolfs & Noordewier-Reddingius!]. (France) Malibran AMR 174. [AMR titles are issued without rear tray-cards]
"Swolfs had a well-trained, powerful voice and was very effective in heroic parts."
- Richard T. Soper, BELGIAN OPERA HOUSES AND SINGERS, p.325
“The three Ring Cycles were conducted by Weingartner, Nikish and Messager. Wotan was the magnificent Delmas. Loge was sung alternatively by Rousselière in the first of the cycles, van Dyck in the second, I in the third. We were surrounded by gifted colleagues, among them Journet, Gresse, and Mmes. Campredon, Dumas, Goulancourt, Gall, Laute-Brun and Lapeyrette. These were unforgettable interpretations....Over the years [Swolfs] sang in most of the principal theatres in France and in 1913 participated in a tetralogy of Wagnerian works at the Opéra.”
- Laurent Swolfs, in Richard T. Soper's, BELGIAN OPERA HOUSES AND SINGERS, pp.324-25
"Aaltje Noordewier-Reddingius was a noted Dutch classical soprano who had an active performance career in the concert repertoire from 1888 through the 1930s. She was also a celebrated voice teacher and was a mentor to singers such as Aafje Heynis, Erna Spoorenberg and Laurens Bogtman. From 1886–90, she studied at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam. In 1893, she married painter Michiel Noordewier."