A Friend from 1935 singing “Stille Nacht, Heilige Nacht” [Silent Night/Holy Night]

Ice Skating, St. Moritz, Switzerland, about 1910-1915

Ice Skating, St. Moritz, Switzerland, about 1910-1915

Are you feeling the holiday spirit yet? Here is a small present – listen to one of Edith and Paul Eisler’s friends, Ernestine Schumann-Heink, sing “Silent Night” in this radio broadcast clip from 1935.

From the youtube description: “The great Austrian-American contralto Ernestine Schumann-Heink (1861-1936), one of the legendary singers from the “Golden Age of Opera”, singing “Stille Nacht, heilige Nacht” (Silent Night, Holy Night) in a radio broadcast on 21 December 1935, preceeded by a spoken introduction with Schumann-Heink herself (and Wallace Beery) talking about the origin of the song and her associations with it.”

About Guenevere Crum

Guenevere Crum is an artist and a great granddaughter of Edith and Paul Eisler. She has been actively sleuthing her Eisler - Vail Ross heritage since 1999.
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