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Prima Voce - Bjorling Vol 2


Release Date: 05/02/1994 
Label:  Nimbus   Catalog #: 7842   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Ludwig van BeethovenFranz SchubertRichard StraussJean Sibelius,   ... 
Performer:  Harry EbertJussi BjörlingHjördis Schymberg
Conductor:  Nils Grevillius
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Mono 
Length: 1 Hours 19 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

For collectors who are unfamiliar with Jussi Björling (1911-1960), he was one of the great lyric tenors of the middle years of the twentieth century. Although the voice was not especially large it was very well produced which allowed him to essay roles which normally would have been considered too heavy for him. Complete recordings exist of many of his most important roles. The present compilation presents Björling recorded when he was in his middle twenties. The tenor is heard in songs and arias, for the most part sung in the original languages, which was something of a rarity at the time. The material is classic Björling.
In their reissue of material recorded for 78s Nimbus plays the records and records the results much as they
Read more would a singer actually performing rather then a direct electronic transfer of the recording form disc to tape. The addition of room resonance gives the sound some additional bloom over other transfer processes although it can also lack a certain clarity that some listeners prefer. Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Adelaide, Op. 46 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Harry Ebert (Piano), Jussi Björling (Tenor)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1794-1795; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 07/15/1939 
Venue:  New York City 
Length: 7 Minutes 5 Secs. 
Language: German 
2. An Sylvia, D 891/Op. 106 no 4 by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Jussi Björling (Tenor), Harry Ebert (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1826; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 01/30/1940 
Venue:  New York City 
Length: 4 Minutes 35 Secs. 
Language: German 
3. An die Leier, D 737/Op. 56 no 2 by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Harry Ebert (Piano), Jussi Björling (Tenor)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1822-1823; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 01/30/1940 
Venue:  New York City 
Length: 4 Minutes 19 Secs. 
Language: German 
4. Lieder (4), Op. 27: no 2, Cäcilie by Richard Strauss
Performer:  Harry Ebert (Piano), Jussi Björling (Tenor)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1894; Germany 
Date of Recording: 07/15/1939 
Venue:  New York City 
Length: 2 Minutes 10 Secs. 
Language: German 
5. Songs (6), Op. 36: no 1, Black roses by Jean Sibelius
Performer:  Jussi Björling (Tenor), Harry Ebert (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1899; Finland 
Date of Recording: 01/30/1940 
Venue:  New York City 
Length: 2 Minutes 19 Secs. 
Language: French 
6. Songs (6), Op. 36: no 4, Sigh, sedges, sigh by Jean Sibelius
Performer:  Jussi Björling (Tenor), Harry Ebert (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1899; Finland 
Date of Recording: 03/01/1940 
Venue:  New York City 
Length: 2 Minutes 26 Secs. 
Language: French 
7. The forest is asleep by Hugo Alfvén
Performer:  Jussi Björling (Tenor), Harry Ebert (Piano)
Date of Recording: 03/01/1940 
Venue:  New York City 
Length: 2 Minutes 41 Secs. 
Language: Swedish 
8. Morning by Joel Ejnar Eklöf
Performer:  Jussi Björling (Tenor)
Conductor:  Nils Grevillius
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Sweden 
Date of Recording: 03/01/1940 
Venue:  Stockholm, Sweden 
Length: 2 Minutes 43 Secs. 
Language: Swedish 
9. Romanze (2): no 1, Ideale by Francesco Paolo Tosti
Performer:  Jussi Björling (Tenor)
Conductor:  Nils Grevillius
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: by 1882 
Date of Recording: 09/05/1937 
Venue:  Stockholm, Sweden 
Length: 3 Minutes 33 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
10. Tosca: Recondita armonia by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Jussi Björling (Tenor)
Conductor:  Nils Grevillius
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1900; Italy 
Date of Recording: 12/04/1936 
Venue:  Stockholm, Sweden 
Length: 2 Minutes 56 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
11. Tosca: E lucevan le stelle by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Jussi Björling (Tenor)
Conductor:  Nils Grevillius
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1900; Italy 
Date of Recording: 09/04/1937 
Venue:  Stockholm, Sweden 
Length: 3 Minutes 3 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
12. La Fanciulla del West: Ch'ella mi creda libero e lontano by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Jussi Björling (Tenor)
Conductor:  Nils Grevillius
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1910; Italy 
Date of Recording: 09/03/1937 
Venue:  Stockholm, Sweden 
Length: 2 Minutes 35 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
13. La Bohème: O soave fanciulla by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Hjördis Schymberg (Soprano), Jussi Björling (Tenor)
Conductor:  Nils Grevillius
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1896; Italy 
Date of Recording: 06/17/1941 
Venue:  Stockholm, Sweden 
Length: 4 Minutes 22 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
14. Rigoletto: E' il sol dell' anima by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Jussi Björling (Tenor), Hjördis Schymberg (Soprano)
Conductor:  Nils Grevillius
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1851; Italy 
Date of Recording: 06/17/1941 
Venue:  Stockholm, Sweden 
Length: 3 Minutes 34 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
15. Rigoletto: La donna è mobile by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Jussi Björling (Tenor)
Conductor:  Nils Grevillius
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1851; Italy 
Date of Recording: 12/04/1936 
Venue:  Stockholm, Sweden 
Length: 2 Minutes 19 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
16. Martha: Ach, so fromm by Friedrich von Flotow
Performer:  Jussi Björling (Tenor)
Conductor:  Nils Grevillius
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1847; Germany 
Date of Recording: 07/14/1939 
Venue:  Stockholm, Sweden 
Length: 3 Minutes 35 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
17. Faust: Salut! demeure chaste et pure by Charles Gounod
Performer:  Jussi Björling (Tenor)
Conductor:  Nils Grevillius
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1859; France 
Date of Recording: 07/14/1939 
Venue:  Stockholm, Sweden 
Length: 4 Minutes 52 Secs. 
Language: French 
18. Carmen: La fleur que tu m'avais jetée "Flower song" by Georges Bizet
Performer:  Jussi Björling (Tenor)
Conductor:  Nils Grevillius
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1873-1874; France 
Date of Recording: 08/10/1938 
Venue:  Stockholm, Sweden 
Length: 4 Minutes 52 Secs. 
Language: French 
Notes: Composition written: France (1873 - 1874). 
19. La belle Hélène: Au mont Ida trois déesses by Jacques Offenbach
Performer:  Jussi Björling (Tenor)
Conductor:  Nils Grevillius
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1864; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 05/31/1938 
Venue:  Stockholm, Sweden 
Length: 3 Minutes 30 Secs. 
Language: Swedish 
20. Der Zigeunerbaron: Wer uns getraut by Johann Strauss Jr.
Performer:  Hjördis Schymberg (Soprano), Jussi Björling (Tenor)
Conductor:  Nils Grevillius
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1885; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 04/28/1938 
Venue:  Stockholm, Sweden 
Length: 3 Minutes 22 Secs. 
Language: German 
21. Der Bettelstudent: Ich hab' kein Geld, bin Vogelfrei by Karl Millöcker
Performer:  Jussi Björling (Tenor)
Conductor:  Nils Grevillius
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1882; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 04/28/1938 
Venue:  Stockholm, Sweden 
Length: 1 Minutes 44 Secs. 
Language: Swedish 
22. Tonerna by Carl Sjöberg
Performer:  Jussi Björling (Tenor)
Conductor:  Nils Grevillius
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Date of Recording: 10/07/1936 
Venue:  Stockholm, Sweden 
Length: 3 Minutes 26 Secs. 
Language: Swedish 

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