Jussi Björling

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Johan Jonatan "Jussi" Björling (/ˈjsi ˈbjɔːrlɪŋ/, Swedish pronunciation: [ˈjɵsɪ bjœ̞ːɭɪŋ]; 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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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1988 "The Pearl Fishers" Duet Jussi Björling 1
1990 Tosca: Highlights Puccini; Milanov, Bjoerling, Warren, Leinsdorf, Rome Opera Orchestra and Chorus 2
1990 Madama Butterfly (1959 studio cast) Giacomo Puccini; Victoria de los Ángeles, Jussi Björling, Miriam Pirazzini, Mario Sereni, Coro e Orchestra del Teatro dell'Opera di Roma, Gabriele Santini 1
1992 Faust Charles-François Gounod; Jussi Björling, Dorothy Kirsten, Cesare Siepi, Frank Guarrera, Fausto Cleva & Metropolitan Opera Orchestra 1
1992 Faust Charles-François Gounod; Jussi Björling, Dorothy Kirsten, Cesare Siepi, Frank Guarrera & Fausto Cleva 1
1995 Requiem / Quattro pezzi sacri Verdi; Price, Elias, Björling, Tozzi, Singverein der Gesellschaft der Musikfreunde, Wien, Wiener Philharmoniker, Fritz Reiner 5 2
1996 Turandot Giacomo Puccini; Birgit Nilsson, Renata Tebaldi, Jussi Björling, Giorgio Tozzi, Rome Opera Orchestra and Chorus, Erich Leinsdorf 3
1996 På svenska (The Swedish Recordings) Jussi Björling 1
1996 Scandinavian Songs and Ballads 1929-1960 Jussi Björling 1
1997 La bohème (1956 studio cast) Puccini; Victoria de los Ángeles, Jussi Björling, Amara, Merrill, Reardon, Tozzi, RCA Victor Chorus & Orchestra, Sir Thomas Beecham 5
1998 Cavalleria rusticana Pietro Mascagni; Tebaldi, Björling, Bastianini 1
1998 Pagliacci (1953 studio cast) Ruggero Leoncavallo; Victoria de los Ángeles, Jussi Björling, Leonard Warren, Robert Merrill, RCA Victor Orchestra, Renato Cellini 2
1999 Jussi Björling sings Puccini Jussi Björling 1
2003 Il Trovatore Giuseppe Verdi; RCA Victor Orchestra, Renato Cellini, Jussi Björling, Leonard Warren, Zinka Milanov, Fedora Barbieri 1
2009 O sole mio Songs and sacred music Jussi Björling Collection Vol 8 Jussi Björling 1
2011 Jussi - Musikurval och text av Björn Ranelid Jussi Björling 1
Il Trovatore Giuseppe Verdi; Jussi Björling 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1969 Jussi Björling - Arias and Songs Jussi Björling 1
1988 Airs D'Opéras / Opera Arias / Opernarien Vol. 1 Jussi Björling 1
1992 Prima Voce: The First Ten Years Jussi Björling 1
1993 Arias, Duets & Songs, Vol. 2 Jussi Björling 1
1993 Jussi Bjorling - Rare and Alternative Recordings 1933-1949 Jussi Björling 1
1993 Operetta and Song, Volume II Jussi Björling 1
1995 Jussis bästa Jussi Björling 1
1996 Songs in Swedish Jussi Björling, Royal Orchestra, Stockholm, Nils Grevillius 1
1997 Jussi Björling Edition: Studio Recordings 1930-1959 Jussi Björling 2
1998 Heroes: Jussi Björling Jussi Björling 1
1999 Till havs Jussi Björling 1
1999 The Ultimate Collection Jussi Björling 1
1999 Opera Arias: Historical Recordings 1936-1948 Jussi Björling 1
2000 Jussi Björling Collection, Volume 1 Jussi Björling 2
2000 Jussis mest önskade Jussi Björling 1
2000 Rarities Jussi Björling 1
2002 Jussi Björling Collection, Volume 2: Sånger på svenska 1929-37 Jussi Björling 2
2003 Jussi Björling Collection, Volume 3: Opera-Arior & Duetter 1936-1944 Jussi Björling 2
2003 The Very Best of Jussi Björling Jussi Björling 1
2004 Jussi Björling Collection, Volume 4: Opera Arias and Duets (1945-1951) Jussi Björling 2
2004 Jussis Beste Jussi Björling 1
2005 Jussi Björling Collection, Volume 5: Lieder and Songs (1939-1952) Jussi Björling 1
2006 Jussi Björling Collection, Volume 6: The 'Erik Odde' Recordings and Other Popular Songs in Swedish (1931-1935) Jussi Björling 1
2008 Land du välsignade Jussi Björling 1
38 paradnummer: från operans värld till svenska sånger Jussi Björling 1
Great voices of the opera 12 Jussi Björling & Ferruccio Tagliavini 1
Jussi Björling Live Recordings 1929-1960 Jussi Björling 1
O Paradiso Jussi Björling 1
The Very Best of Jussi Björling Jussi Björling 1

Album + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1980 Gröna Lund Recordings, Volume 2 Jussi Björling 1
2003 Jussi Björling Rediscovered: Carnegie Hall Recital, September 24, 1955 Jussi Björling 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
Vesti la giubba (smartlied) uit ‘Paljas’ / Drinklied uit ‘Cavalleria Rusticana’ Jussi Björling 1

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
Jussi Björling 1930-1945: From Europe to USA (The Italian Opera) Jussi Björling 1

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