Gaston Dehousse

Picture of Gaston Dehousse
Gaston Dehousse du Casino de Spa. He was one of the first singers to record traditional folk songs from Wallonie.

In this newspaper on page 11, he is listed in a programme for a whole week, 3rd to 9th of October, 1924, in the concert hall of a huge and famous Amsterdam café-and-restaurant. Strange to meet an opera singer in that context, and he actually is the only opera singer on the roster. He is said to be tenor in Lièges.

Gaston Dehousse singsTosca: O de beautés égales
Discography

Reneyphone, 1925?
2095at    Tosca: Le ciel luisait d'étoiles                                      F42609
2094at    Tosca: O de beautés égales                                            F42610
2098af    Werther : Pourquoi me réveiller                                       F42611
20991/2af Werther Je ne sais si je veille                                       F42612
          Sigurd: Le bruit des chants s'éteint 
          Rigoletto: Qu'une belle                                               F42607

Decca
          Noël                                                                  F40201
          Le Crucifix with  Louis Lynel                                         F40201

In th liner notes of the  Yves BECKO collection issued by the BN Belgium, Dehousse, 
ténor du Casino de Spa is listed as having reoorded arias from Faust, Hérodiade, 
Werther, Si J'étais roi, La Tosca,  La Bohème, Cavalleria rusticana and Sigurd. 
His discography also contains  airs and mélodies wallons: Lèyiz-me plorer, Tchantez, 
Djèniton, Li Cariyon de Palâsde (P. van Damme), Lu Coq wallon (F. Gaillard), Li 
Tchant dès Wallons (L. Hillier), Li Meus des fleurs (C. De Vos) and So l'tombe 
di m'mère (Hannay).
I wish to thank Christian Torrent for the additions to the discography.
I wish to thank Robert Schlesinger for the label, newspaper information and recording.

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