Prima Voce - Bjorling Vol 2

Release Date: 5/2/1994
Label: Nimbus
Catalog Number: NI7842
Conductor: Nils Grevillius
Orchestra/Ensemble: Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1

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$14.99
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 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.
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
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
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
4. Lieder (4), Op. 27: no 2, Cäcilie by Richard Strauss
Performer: Jussi Björling (Tenor), Harry Ebert (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1894 ; Germany
5. Songs (6), Op. 36: no 1, Black roses by Jean Sibelius
Performer: Jussi Björling (Tenor), Harry Ebert (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1899 ; Finland
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
7. The forest is asleep by Hugo Alfvén
Performer: Jussi Björling (Tenor), Harry Ebert (Piano)
Period: 20th Century
8. Morning by Joel Ejnar Eklöf
Performer: Jussi Björling (Tenor)
Conductor: Nils Grevillius
Orchestra/Ensemble: Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
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 ;
10. Tosca: Recondita armonia by Giacomo Puccini
Performer: Jussi Björling (Tenor)
Conductor: Nils Grevillius
Orchestra/Ensemble: Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1900 ; Italy
11. Tosca: E lucevan le stelle by Giacomo Puccini
Performer: Jussi Björling (Tenor)
Conductor: Nils Grevillius
Orchestra/Ensemble: Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1900 ; Italy
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
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
14. Rigoletto: E' il sol dell' anima by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer: Hjördis Schymberg (Soprano), Jussi Björling (Tenor)
Conductor: Nils Grevillius
Orchestra/Ensemble: Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1851 ; Italy
15. Rigoletto: La donna è mobile by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer: Jussi Björling (Tenor)
Conductor: Nils Grevillius
Orchestra/Ensemble: Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1851 ; Italy
16. Martha: Ach, so fromm by Friedrich von Flotow
Performer: Jussi Björling (Tenor)
Conductor: Nils Grevillius
Orchestra/Ensemble: Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1847 ; Germany
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
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
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
20. Der Zigeunerbaron: Wer uns getraut by Johann Strauss Jr.
Performer: Jussi Björling (Tenor), Hjördis Schymberg (Soprano)
Conductor: Nils Grevillius
Orchestra/Ensemble: Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1885 ; Vienna, Austria
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
Performer: Jussi Björling (Tenor)
Conductor: Nils Grevillius
Orchestra/Ensemble: Orchestra
Period: Romantic
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