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Jussi Björling In Concert


Release Date: 02/05/2008 
Label:  Musical Concepts   Catalog #: 1007   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Ludwig van BeethovenFranz SchubertRichard StraussJohannes Brahms,   ... 
Performer:  Frederick SchauweckerJussi BjörlingLicia AlbaneseFranco Calabrese,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Robert Shaw Chorale
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 16 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

“Björling was sadly underused as a concert singer; recordings of renowned recitals such as here offer glimpses of his musicianship even in unfamiliar territory …. Included (also) are extracts taken from his two most successful complete opera recordings: Manon Lescaut and Il Trovatore, as well as his famous Pearl Fishers’ Duet : after many decades they are considered benchmark performances.” (James Murray) “Björling was sadly underused as a concert singer; recordings of renowned recitals such as here offer glimpses of his musicianship even in unfamiliar territory …. Included (also) are extracts taken from his two most successful complete opera recordings: Manon Lescaut and Il Trovatore, as well as his famous Pearl Fishers’ Duet : after many decades they are considered benchmark performances.” (James Murray) Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Adelaide, Op. 46 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Frederick Schauwecker (Piano), Jussi Björling (Tenor)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1794-1795; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1955 
Venue:  Live - Carnegie Hall, New York City 
2.
Frühlingsglaube, D 686/Op. 20 no 2 by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Frederick Schauwecker (Piano), Jussi Björling (Tenor)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1820; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1955 
Venue:  Live - Carnegie Hall, New York City 
3.
Die Forelle, D 550 by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Frederick Schauwecker (Piano), Jussi Björling (Tenor)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1817; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1955 
Venue:  Live - Carnegie Hall, New York City 
4.
Schwanengesang, D 957: no 4, Ständchen by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Frederick Schauwecker (Piano), Jussi Björling (Tenor)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1828; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1955 
Venue:  Live - Carnegie Hall, New York City 
5.
Die schöne Müllerin, D 795/Op. 25: no 17, Die böse Farbe by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Frederick Schauwecker (Piano), Jussi Björling (Tenor)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1823; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1955 
Venue:  Live - Carnegie Hall, New York City 
6.
Lieder (3), Op. 29: no 1, Traum durch die Dämmerung by Richard Strauss
Performer:  Frederick Schauwecker (Piano), Jussi Björling (Tenor)
Written: 1895 
Date of Recording: 1955 
Venue:  Live - Carnegie Hall, New York City 
7.
Lieder (4), Op. 27: no 2, Cäcilie by Richard Strauss
Performer:  Frederick Schauwecker (Piano), Jussi Björling (Tenor)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1894; Germany 
Date of Recording: 1955 
Venue:  Live - Carnegie Hall, New York City 
8.
Songs (5), Op. 106: no 1, Ständchen by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Frederick Schauwecker (Piano), Jussi Björling (Tenor)
Period: Romantic 
Written: ?1888; Austria 
Date of Recording: 1955 
Venue:  Live - Carnegie Hall, New York City 
9.
Don Giovanni, K 527: Il mio tesoro intanto by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Frederick Schauwecker (Piano), Jussi Björling (Tenor)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1787; Prague, Czech Republ 
Date of Recording: 1955 
Venue:  Live - Carnegie Hall, New York City 
10.
Fedora: Amor ti vieta by Umberto Giordano
Performer:  Frederick Schauwecker (Piano), Jussi Björling (Tenor)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1898; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1955 
Venue:  Live - Carnegie Hall, New York City 
11.
Carmen: La fleur que tu m'avais jetée "Flower song" by Georges Bizet
Performer:  Frederick Schauwecker (Piano), Jussi Björling (Tenor)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1873-1874; France 
Date of Recording: 1955 
Venue:  Live - Carnegie Hall, New York City 
12.
Manon: Instant charmant...En fermant les yeux "Dream of des Grieux" by Jules Massenet
Performer:  Frederick Schauwecker (Piano), Jussi Björling (Tenor)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1883-1884; France 
Date of Recording: 1955 
Venue:  Live - Carnegie Hall, New York City 
13.
Romanze (2): no 1, Ideale by Francesco Paolo Tosti
Performer:  Frederick Schauwecker (Piano), Jussi Björling (Tenor)
Period: Romantic 
Written: by 1882 
Date of Recording: 1955 
Venue:  Live - Carnegie Hall, New York City 
14.
Tosca: E lucevan le stelle by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Frederick Schauwecker (Piano), Jussi Björling (Tenor)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1900; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1955 
Venue:  Live - Carnegie Hall, New York City 
15.
L'alba separa dalla luce l'ombra by Francesco Paolo Tosti
Performer:  Frederick Schauwecker (Piano), Jussi Björling (Tenor)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1907 
Date of Recording: 1955 
Venue:  Live - Carnegie Hall, New York City 
16.
Jeannie with the light brown hair by Stephen Foster
Performer:  Frederick Schauwecker (Piano), Jussi Björling (Tenor)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1854; USA 
Date of Recording: 1955 
Venue:  Live - Carnegie Hall, New York City 
17.
Manon Lescaut: Ah! Manon mi tradisce by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Frederick Schauwecker (Piano), Jussi Björling (Tenor), Licia Albanese (Soprano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1893; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1955 
Venue:  Live  Carnegie Hall, New York City, NY 
18.
Manon Lescaut: Presto! In fila! Marciate! by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Jussi Björling (Tenor), Franco Calabrese (Bass)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1893; Italy 
19.
Il trovatore: Deserto sulla terra by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Jussi Björling (Tenor), Leonard Warren (Baritone)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1853; Italy 
20.
Il trovatore: Ah si, ben mio by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Jussi Björling (Tenor), Zinka Milanov (Soprano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1853; Italy 
21.
Il trovatore: Di quella pira by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Jussi Björling (Tenor)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Robert Shaw Chorale
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1853; Italy 
22.
Les pêcheurs de perles: Au fond du temple saint by Georges Bizet
Performer:  Jussi Björling (Tenor), Robert Merrill (Baritone)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1863; France 
23.
For you alone by Henry Ernest Geehl
Performer:  Jussi Björling (Tenor)
Period: Romantic 
24.
Because by D'Hardelot
Performer:  Jussi Björling (Tenor)
Period: 20th Century 

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