Jussi Björling

Jussi Björling
Johan Jonatan "Jussi" Björling (5 February 1911– 9 September 1960) was a Swedish tenor. One of the leading operatic singers of the 20th century, Björling appeared for many years at the Metropolitan Opera in New York and less frequently at the major European opera houses, including the Royal Opera House in London and La Scala in Milan.
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Jussi Björling

Jussi Björling

Johan Jonatan "Jussi" Björling (5 February 1911– 9 September 1960) was a Swedish tenor. One of the leading operatic singers of the 20th century, Björling appeared for many years at the Metropolitan Opera in New York and less frequently at the major European opera houses, including the Royal Opera House in London and La Scala in Milan.
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GOUNOD Faust

Live at the Metropolitan Opera, New York, December 1959
Total duration: 2hr 36:43

Jussi Björling
Elisabeth Söderström
Cesare Siepi
Orchestra & Chorus of the Metropolitan Opera
Jean Morel, conductor
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PUCCINI Manon Lescaut

Live broadcast performance, 1956
Total duration: 2hr 13:13

Manon - Licia Albanese
Des Grieux - Jussi Björling
Lescaut - Frank Guarrera
Geronte - Fernando Corena
Edmondo - Thomas Hayward

Orchestra and Chorus of the Metropolitan Opera
conducted by Dimitri Mitropoulos

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VERDI Rigoletto

Live performance, 1945
Total duration 1hr 58:51

Rigoletto - Leonard Warren
Gilda - Bidú Sayão
Duke of Mantua - Jussi Björling
Maddalena - Martha Lipton
Sparafucile - Norman Cordon

Orchestra & Chorus of the Metropolitan Opera
conducted by Cesare Sodero

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VERDI Un Ballo in Maschera

Recorded in 1940
Total duration:  2hr 10:18    

Amelia - Zinka Milanov
Riccardo - Jussi Björling
Renato - Alexander Sved
Ulrica - Bruna Castagna
Oscar - Stella Andreva

Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus
conducted by Ettore Panizza

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VERDI  Aïda

Studio recording, 1955
Producer and XR Remastering: Andrew Rose
Cover artwork based on a photograph of Jussi Björling
Total duration: 2hr 26:44 

Zinka Milanov soprano
Fedora Barbieri
mezzo-soprano
Jussi Björling
tenor
Leonard Warren
baritone
Boris Christoff
bass
Rome Opera House Chorus and Orchestra

Conductor Jonel Perlea 
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    VERDI  Il Trovatore
    Live recording, 1941
    Total duration: 2hr 16:13

    Manrico - Jussi Björling
    Leonora - Norina Greco
    Count Di Luna - Frank Valentino
    Orchestra & Chorus of the Metropolitan Opera

    Conductor Ferruccio Calusio
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    PUCCINI La Bohème

    Studio recording, 1956
    Total duration:  1hr 47:14 

    Rodolfo - Jussi Björling
    Mimi - Victoria de los Angeles
    Marcello - Robert Merrill
    Columbus Boys Choir
    RCA Victor Chorus and Orchestra

    conducted by Sir Thomas Beecham

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    PUCCINI Tosca

    Stereo studio recording, 1957
    Total duration: 1hr 53:29

    Tosca - Zinka Milanov
    Cavaradossi - Jussi Björling
    Scarpia - Leonard Warren

    Rome Opera House Orchestra and Chorus
    conducted by Erich Leinsdorf


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    J STRAUSS II Die Fledermaus: Ballet & Gala (various composers)

    J STRAUSS II Waltzes and Overtures

    Recorded Vienna 1960 and Berlin 1940-42
    Total duration: 74:28

    Renata Tebaldi, Birgit Nilsson,
    Jussi Björling, Leontyne Price
    Ettore Bastianini, Joan Sutherland
    Ljuba Welitsch et al
    Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra & State Opera Chorus
    Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
    Herbert von Karajan, conductor
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    SIBELIUS Symphony No. 4
    SIBELIUS Five Songs
    SIBELIUS En Saga
    SIBELIUS Finlandia
    SIBELIUS Fourteen Songs

    Recorded in 1957 and 1958
    Total duration: 2hr 8:36

    Jussi Björling, tenor
    New York Philharmonic Orchestra

    conducted by Martti Similä

    Kirsten Flagstad, soprano
    London Symphony Orchestra
    conducted by Øivin Fjeldstad

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    BEETHOVEN Missa Solemnis

    Live broadcast performance, 1940
    Total duration: 79:56

    Zinka Milanov, soprano
    Bruna Castagna,
    contralto
    Jussi Björling,
    tenor
    Alexander Kipnis,
    bass
    Westminster Choir
    NBC Symphony Orchestra
    conducted by Arturo Toscanini

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    VERDI Requiem

    VERDI - Overture to Aida
    CASTELNUOVO-TEDESCO - Overture to The Taming of the Shrew
    Radio broadcasts from 1940
    Total duration: 100.01

    Zinka Milanov, Bruna Castagna, Jussi Björling, Nicola Moscona
    The Westminster Choir
    NBC Symphony Orchestra
    conducted by Arturo Toscanini