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Catharina van Rennes

Catharina van Rennes (2 August 1858, Utrecht – 23 September 1940, Amsterdam) was a Dutch music educator, soprano singer and composer.

Van Rennes was the daughter of Jan van Rennes and Marianna Josepha de Jong. Among her tutors were Richard Hol and Johan Messchaert. She made a career as a singer in oratorios and was highly praised for her interpretations of Schumann Lieder. She was also known for vocal compositions. She composed and conducted a cantata for The International Alliance meeting of the women's suffrage movement held in Amsterdam in 1909 which was performed by the Queen's Royal Band.

Van Rennes established her own singing school and developed her own teaching technique. Nowadays she is particularly known for some popular Dutch children's songs such as "Drie kleine kleutertjes die zaten op een hek" (Three little toddlers were sitting on a fence), a translation of a Kate Greenaway verse, and "Madonnakindje" (Madonna child) as well as a religious song Kind'ren van één vader" (Children of one Father).

Birth and Death Data: Born August 2nd, 1858 (Utrecht), Died November 23rd, 1940 (Amsterdam)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1917

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor B-20508 10-in. 8/14/1917 De gefopte vogelaar Maria Gimbrère [i.e., Mia Duberta] Female vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-20525 10-in. 8/16/1917 Zonnelied Maria Gimbrère [i.e., Mia Duberta] Female vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-20574 10-in. 9/18/1917 Madonna kindje Maria Gimbrère [i.e., Mia Duberta] Female vocal solo, with orchestra composer  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Rennes, Catharina van," accessed October 22, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105042.

Rennes, Catharina van. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 22, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105042.

"Rennes, Catharina van." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 22 October 2020.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105042

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